Wednesday, January 13, 2016

A Brand New Year!

A Brand New Year kind feels like a do over but even better this time. As I look back on 2015 I find that I really had not only a lot on my plate with the big move, selling two homes, a sick child and being the Director of Womens Ministries and all the events we put on.....  But I also got a lot done!  I look at all the little quilts I finished and I have to say I am feel pretty good about 2015. 

Now I know to some with the Quilt along things were delayed but moving is big and hard when your 50 !!!   It took all that I am to get us moved.  Our girls mean well but when they pack they don't weed out they like to keep everything....part of autisum.  Hubby and I decided at our age lifting furniture is just not the risk.  And when you figure if you throw your back out the doctor bills would way surpass the cost of movers.  But there is still the little stuff....ALL the little stuff!! haha  you never know how much little stuff you have until you have to move it after 9 years in one place!  Anyway the point is now we are fully moved, all homes are closed and keys are all turned over , Praise the Lord, its now to start getting back into things!!

So I haven't heard from anyone if they were interested in continuing the Quilt Along or not so I thought I would take the rest of January for you all to speak up!!!  Leave me a message and let me know.  I understand someone told me you can't send me an email....well I am not sure how to do that but I will look around and see if I can figure it out, in the meantime leave your wish in the comments.

Sooooo, for today I wanted to show you the GREAT finds I found today at TJ Maxx and Tevana!

First up is ALL THIS TEA FOR ONLY $20!!!  Crazy I know but I was in the right place at the right it helps if the cart is so filled with stuff people werent' digging.  But I did and look at this....loose tea and bagged tea.  Three of the tins came with 40 tea bags each along with cookies.  The two boxed sets came with loose tea , tea filter bags you fill, and a spoon!  Check this out!
Next is this beautiful teacup I got at Tevana for only $8.99.  It came with a lid to keep my tea warm and this infuser and a saucer.  The porcelain is so smooth....just lovely.
Right now I am drinking Twinings Prince of Wales Black tea, it goes down smooth and doesn't need but a tinch of sweetner.
I made that runner, I saw a picture of it in a magazine and knew I could replicate it....I cut the heart out of my sizzix dies.  Love it!!!  I will be back to see if there any comments.  Let me know if you want to continue with more challenges or just come back to see what I am doing!  hope to hear from you and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!


  1. I hate moving...just for all the reasons you stated. It is a great way to purge if everyone is in agreement, lol. I loved the little quilts quilt along so if you decide to start it up I will give it my 'ol college try :)

  2. I would love to make more of the quilts in the 101 Fabulous Small Quilts book. I thought it was great fun!

  3. I enjoyed the quilt along, when I was able to get to it! I'm willing to give it a try also if you decide to continue it. Thanks!

  4. I'm glad that the moving is all behind you. It's a new year and a new beginning. I'd love to join you and make more little quilts this year. I very much enjoyed it last year when I was able to participate.

  5. Well, if that isn't just the ssweetest little runner! Beautiful job, my friend! And oh my, what loveliness you found at TJ Maxx and Tevana.

    Wishing you a blessed weekend, dear friend. Hugs!

  6. I would love to try a quilt along. It will be my first. I have to say that I am ever impressed with your energy level and I am older than you are! Love the table runner. I thought I would only do bed quilts, but I got SO many ideas from your blog. God Bless you.


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