Happy New Year

I haven’t been around much lately – I’m sorry. My hubby has been on leave from the Army the past two weeks and when he is home I liked to stay as plugged into my family as possible. In fact, he doesn’t actually go back to work until tomorrow. Would you believe that this means I haven’t so much as touched my sewing machine in 17 whole days!!! Also, we have been traveling – we went to the San Francisco Bay Area for Christmas and spent a few days in Lake Tahoe too.

I posted on Friday the projects that I finished in 2011 and I posted some goals. This week I am getting right to work.

Here are a few of the things I will be working on in the coming months from across the blogosphere:

Starting today – It’s Sew Kiki’s About Town Bag

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Starting this week – SewHappyGeek’s Sew. Happy. Quilt QAL

SewHappyGeekI am especially excited about this one for 2 reasons: 1 – all kinds of new skills, I mean a Dresden Plate block?!? I have been dieing to learn how to make one and Jenna is going to teach me how!  2 – I am doing one of the tutorials – Block 6 – look for it on January 24th over on SewHappyGeek. I can’t tell you how tickled I was when Jenna asked me!

Also starting this week, yesterday actually – SewCalGal’s Free Motion Quilt Challenge

There are so many great projects going on around the quilting blogosphere this year that I couldn’t help but jump on the band wagon for a few, but I don’t want you to think that I am not working on anything of my own…because I have been very busy playing with EQ7 while on vacation!

I have two different patterns in the works right now, both of which I am hoping to sell, but I will be needing a couple of pattern testers – so if you are at all interested – please please please let me know!  I am also working on a baby quilt for my sister-in-law (she doesn’t read this blog so I can actually post about it when I get closer to done!), a quilt for my niece and a few other projects!  Get ready for it people 2012 has STARTED!

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6 Responses to Happy New Year

  1. Barb Hauck says:

    Sounds interesting to test a pattern for you. I’m new on following your blog so I’m not familiar with your patterns but I’d love to give it a try. I’ve been quilting for about 15 years and I would consider myself “quite competent intermediate” in skill level. Actually, I’m a lazy quilter–I can do the more intricate blocks but I don’t like to spend the time it takes to do them (lol) so I stick with the tried and true. I think it’s time to step out of that particular box! Anyway, let me know if I can help out with testing your patterns. And BTW, Happy New Year!

  2. Lyanna L. says:

    I’d love to be a pattern tester for you!!

  3. Lisa L. says:

    You know that you can count me in as a pattern tester!! 🙂 I love all of your stuff. I wish that I could do Jenna’s QAL. If only I had time. But right now I have to devote my time to family and school! Hopefully I can do the “About Town” bag though. 🙂

  4. Karen O says:

    I Melissa, I just sent you and email about the pattern testing thing. Would love to do it! I am going to do the quilt a long at Sew Happy Geek also. I need to build my skills. Happy New Year!

  5. Flying Blind says:

    Lots of fun in your future!

  6. Margaret says:

    I would love to be a pattern tester for you. I tend to struggle over some patterns and am very conscious about following them. If your patterns are well written which I believe they are then it should be fairly easy to follow. I am fairly new to sewing and quilting so I would be a good newbie for you to they them out on.

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