Saturday night hockey

Saturday night hockey
Saturday night hockey

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Happy 2014!

One of my many new year’s resolutions is to get back into blogging by writing a blog post at least once a week.  What are the others? 

Write in my diary every morning.

Sew a little bit every day.

A minimum of thirty minutes of aerobic exercise daily.

I have lots of other things I would like to do, but those four are the ones I am focussing on.  How am I doing so far?  Well I’m acing the diary and exercise….  And here I am writing a blog post for this week.  Smile 

I haven’t done so well with sewing, but not so bad either… today I made this block; the last one for the Simply Solids swap from 2012.  I was behind with this block – it was suppose to be mailed by December 25th, but I was really scared to make it.  So complex!  But it was actually easier than I thought it would be. 

Edited to add – here is the link to the pattern for this block  Snowflake block


On January 1st I sewed together this cute hexie piece for the 2012 Get Your Hex On swap.  Just one more block to make for the last partner in that swap. 


Hey I just noticed that these are both snowflake blocks.   Cute!

I didn’t do any sewing on the other three days…. Oh well, maybe I’ll only sew every few days.  That would be an improvement over the last couple of months…

Happy new year everyone!



  1. I love your simply solids block. Beautiful. Is there a pattern? The blue snowflake is really pretty. Have fun.
    xo jan

  2. They are all good resolutions, mine is to not start a new quilt until I finish a

  3. Wow, Janet WOW!!! This is a super block, and I am going to save the pattern, have some lovely batik that would suit it so well. 4 resolutions sounds a lot to me, I have one, " Tidy-up" Hugh would rather I said "discard", but between the 2, progress will start soon. Cheers from Jean

  4. I think your resolutions for the New Year are good ones! I should take a leaf out of your book with these certainly in regard to writing a diary everyday - may not go for the 30minutes of aerobic exercise daily!

  5. Hi Janet, very good resolutions... I never manage to keep mine so I didn't make any this year..... I love that snowflake block you made... so pretty..

  6. Love that pink and green block. Lovely to see you in print, I look forward to reading your weekly posts.

  7. well you seem to have done a bit of everything ,.. so thtas OK xx the block looks good .. I have seen then on the SS page .. and was sooo glad it wasnt my group!! lol x well done for making it x

  8. You are doing well Janet. I don't make any resolutions that way I don't brake them.
    Love both your blocks.

  9. Your snowflake blocks are both beautiful. I'd be kind of scared to start that first one too. It looks really hard. Good luck with your resolutions. I have two and have already jeopardized one.

  10. Hi Janet. Thanks for my Paper Pieced block.
    Nice colours.
    You did do a neat job.
    Well done