This was the view out of the kitchen slider door yesterday, January 1, 2009. With the warmer temperatures and rain last week, most of our snow has melted away. This winter, it was a December thaw.
As I have been trolling through Quilter's Blogland, many posts are dealing with 2008 accomplishments and 2009 goals/resolutions. A few recurrent themes are to shop and use the stash, finish UFO's and PIG's, create and give more donation quilts and be happier in our sewing. It is almost like a Quilter's Code of Conduct! I was going to list resolutions for 2009 but instead will make a 'Pat's Guidelines To Sew By in 2009', in no particular order.
1. PROMISE QUILTS
I have a few quilts that I have promised to create. Some may take longer than others as I learn new techniques.
2. HOME QUILTS
As I enter my 8th year of sewing/quilting, I have to admit that there are store brought quilts/comforters on the beds here at Bell Creek Quilts. In 2009, I hope to replace store brought with homemade.
3. DONATION QUILTS
I have been making r/w/b quilts to donate to Alycia's No Soldier Forgotten Quilt Drive. It is with this quilt drive that I overcame my irrational fear of making pillowcases.
I seem to have an un-ending stash of children's novelty prints. This fabric is wishing to be made into children's comfort quilts.
4. GIFT QUILTS
I wish to continue to make gift quilts for those who have a positive impact on my family. These include the school teacher, piano teacher and bus drivers for DD.
As I begin 2009, I plan to continue through my list of quilts to make. My hope is to be able to join in on the fun activities that are taking place around Quilter's Blogland! :)