Monday, January 2, 2017

Welcome 2017

Happy New Year!!  I am so excited to start this new year fresh.  It has been a Loooooonnnng few months.  Summer brought 4 major surgeries rolled into one for me and the recovery was rough to say the least but I am feeling pretty good right now to start back up with our Quilt of the Month challenge!!!  I also had an absolutely WONDERFUL visit by my Oldest brother and his wife who came out to Idaho to visit from my mother country (hehe) New York. They were here a little over a week and we just had a blast!    Yep I that is where I am from, Brooklyn!  First Generation American.  We had the best time and it was a welcome break from all this resting!!! 

  I am hoping to many of you didn't jump ship on me and will join in whenever time allows and by all means feel free to tell your friends or post it on your boards or as your status.

Okay so I have two books that are just absolutely SUPER!!!!  I bought them both for myself as a Christmas gift to me and if you joined in my last Quilt of the month challenge then you'll like what I am thinking! hehe.  so here are the two titles



They are both OUTSTANDING!!!  And I purchased both of them on Amazon.  Easy peasy and they shipped very fast!  So if you want to join in please do!!!  I was thinking we would work from both books.  Please leave me a note and let me know what you think, if you would be ready to take the challenges!!  I am also thinking there may be a month of two where I throw out two challenges.  Leave me some love in the comments and I consider all suggestions. 

I do hope your 2017 is off to a good start and your enjoying the afterglow of Christmas.  I will meet you back here soon to post the first challenge....hint:  it will be out of the book Small & Scrappy by Kathleen Tracy.  Glad we're back and hoping for a great year ahead!!

Happy New Year!!! 

18 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you are doing so much better. I too bought the same two books for myself for Christmas. I look forward to joining in on the Sew Along. Hugs

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    1. Thanks so much!!! I am glad I am better too. Glad your joining in!

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  2. What a delight to see a post on your beautiful blog {{smiles}}

    Happy New Year, dear friend. I am so thankful for you and your friendship. It will be a joy to continue following your blog in 2017. Love and hugs!

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    1. And the same to you Stephanine. Thank you for the encouragement!

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  3. Glad to hear you're doing better. I also bought myself both books for Christmas (surprise, right?) SmallQuiltTalk is doing challenges from Kathy's book, but I'll be glad to join in on ones from Country Threads.

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    1. Oh that is great Robin, I always look forward to seeing your quilts ...you get them done so quickly!!

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  4. So nice to see a post up from you.
    I will enjoy following along and watching all the beauty that you will be sharing with these challenges.
    Oh how I would love to be able to join in.(no talent here🙄)

    Blessings for a blessed New Year~

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    1. Oh Debbie,my ou definitely have talent!! I have seen your beautiful baked goods and table settings!!! Your decorations etc....you DEFINITELY have talent!

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  5. So nice to see a post up from you.
    I will enjoy following along and watching all the beauty that you will be sharing with these challenges.
    Oh how I would love to be able to join in.(no talent here🙄)

    Blessings for a blessed New Year~

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  6. Welcome back to blogging Tilda. Although I don't quilt I'm looking forward to seeing the results of your challenge. Happy 2017!

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    1. Happy 2017 Kelly! I am glad you will check all the talent these ladies share! You should try your hand at quilting, very therapeutic !!

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  7. So glad you are feeling better! Just ordered both of these books! Would love to join in when I can. I loved the small quilt challenge last year and I ended up with some cute small quilts!

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    1. Hi Gale!! Welcome back and thank you!! Glad your joining us again. I just love my little quilts all around my home and anyone who sees them just loves them! They are so fun and these two books are just great, me personally, I want to make each and everyone of them! hehe

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  8. So glad you are better and back to share your quilts. I am doing 2 other quilts that I want to finish this year but I will enjoy watching you do your thing. Hugs, LJ

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    1. Hey Lady Jane, if you ever want to join in just go right ahead! Let us know when you have finished your two quilts and post them on your blog so we can hop over and see them.....hugs!

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  9. Glad to see that you are back. I am from NY too. Born in Queens, kept moving east and spent many years in the Hamptons . Started skiing in the Catskills Mountains and have been here for almost 40 years. Wow, I'm old but I still miss the beach! I'm going on a book diet as I own so many unused books. I may ' loosely' follow challenges this year if I can, we'll see how that works out!

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    1. We used to spend summers in the Catskills! Loved it there! I too miss The beach. As a young girl my Dad and Mom used to take us to Nellie Blyes and Coney Island beach with of course a stop for Nathan's! Miss those days! By all means jump in when you like!

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