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Saturday, January 5, 2013

What I did today…

I am linking up with two blogs -

Lynne at Never Too Hot to Stitch is hosting the Year of the Finished Project.  On the first Thursday of the month you post what projects you plan to finish that month.

Never Too Hot To Stitch!

And Cheryl at Gone Stitchin' is hosting Friday Night with Friends on the first Friday of the month.

Okay I know it isn’t Thursday and that it is Saturday in Australia where Cheryl lives, but this is what is working for me.  It is Friday night here and I’m a day late posting for The Year of the Finished Project….

This evening I worked on Easy Street.  I got the pieces cut for Step 4 and Step 5 and the purple blocks from Step 7.  I have seen at least one person who commented that these steps were so easy that it only took her about two hours to complete them.  Well it took me about four hours just to cut the pieces and I haven’t sewn any together!  I guess I’m slow. 


For the month of January my goal is to finish the top of Easy Street.  I think I should be able to get this done.  I have four more sets of blocks to cut, but they are fairly simple.  And then I have to sew, sew, sew.  I am going to put one of each block together tomorrow just to make sure I like my solution to my fabric conundrum. 

The other thing I plan to get caught up with and stay on top of in January is my swap blocks (I’m behind on two swap items).  I’ve gone and signed up for many swaps again.  Sheesh – I can’t seem to help myself.  They just look so interesting.  These are my current swaps:

1. Six inch quilt block swap – 2 per month – to be mailed by the 15th

2. Bee Balm block swap – starts in February – my month is November

3. Block swap adventure – 1 - 12.5 in block – mail by the 25th

4. Inchy hexagon swap – 2 hexies per month

5. MMM Round Robin – starts in February & runs for six months

6. Quilt You Be Mine  Round Robin – only four people in a group & it will be done the end of February but my December block isn’t here yet so I will have two to complete this month.

7. Simply Solids block swap – starts in February but we have our instructions already.  My month is September.

There is one more I want to sign up for – the strip block swap on Flickr – but I’ve lost the link.  If anyone knows it please let me know (or maybe don’t – I might be slightly crazy to sign up for one more!)

And I also agreed to coordinate the Inchy hexagon swap this year…

So there are my goals for January.  I didn’t do very well with completing my Resolved to Sew goals from last year.  I completed one DD’s quilt top and my colours quilt top.  So I think one goal a month is a better fit for me this year.

Happy New Year to all!



  1. Woww, you're going to be busy this year with all of those swaps going on.

  2. Welcome to the Linky party - better late than not at all -- it's great ot have you along.

    A lot of people seem to have a goal of working on Easy Street!

  3. I really, REALLY want to participate in a round robin some day. Waiting for my master's work to be finished first, though. Hopefully next year!

  4. OMG Janet sew I am not the only one signing up for heaps of things..
    good luck and have fun

  5. Bonjour from France, just popped in from Cherylls' to admire your work.

    Love the pinks and purples together.


  6. Gosh Janet, I thought I had a lot to do until I read your list. How do you do it? I'm amazed. I've never been in a bee and have toyed with the idea of joining one but I never seem to know where to start or where to find one or.... It will be exciting to see all your interesting projects develop throughout the year.

  7. You have a lot planned for this year , wow , I am sure you can do it though .Can't wait to see your Easy Street pieced ,I didn't take part but was sure tempted:-)

  8. a good list you have there....

  9. I am always slow getting things cut out so you are not alone. Have learnt to go at my own pace and I make less mistakes and get there in the end. Hugs....

  10. WOW! you have a lot planned. I am also slow, I think you finished quite a bit.

  11. Great plans for the year. You seem to be keeping it under control. Easy street is an amazing quilt . I love your colours.

  12. Good for you Janet! I hope you achieve all you set out to do! :)

  13. Gee, I'll be lucky to finish quilting my quilt sometime this year! There also needs to be a quilt for a new grand baby when it shows up in the summer. I guess my goals would never fit in one month! I'm impressed.

  14. Looking forward to seeing the blocks of your Easy Street. I was tempted to do it, but realised I would be putting myself through too much stress to do it when it started. So many swaps but they sound like fun.