Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year (are you out of your pajamas yet?)

I know I'm not. Nor is anyone else in my family. That's the way we like to celebrate the new year. After the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it's good to take a day to really relax. We had a wonderful New Year's Eve last night. We all participated in our parish Mass. The boys were altar servers, Mike played the organ and I was the cantor. It was my first time cantoring and it was so nice to stand beside my honey in the choir loft and see my babies on the altar beside our beloved priest. It was a fabulous way to spend the last hours of 2009.Today was the deadline for Jaquie's Joy in the New Year challenge. I had only one work in progress (which had been in progress for 2 years). I was able to finish it a few weeks ago. I originally made this to be a picnic blanket for the summer time. I love it so much that I've just been draping it over our bed (not that it matches or anything) for extra warmth. Thanks, Jaquie, for inspiring me to finish.Here's the other quilt I was able to whip up in less than a week. The finished memory quilt for my in-laws. I had a bit of difficulty with the red flannel running, despite prewashing. I guess with red you really need to prewash a few times. The photo blocks turned a little pink but overall it was a success.
I wish you all happiness in 2010. Now, I'm off to lounge some more.

1 comment:

amy said...

Happy New Year! The quilt is gorgeous! Looking forward to hearing you cantor!

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