Friday, 30 December 2016

#2017 Planning Party

uiI can't understand where the last month has gone, I haven't blogged since the beginning of December. Not an intentional lapse, but just such a long time. Since I last blogged we have celebrated birthdays, (numerous), an anniversary, Christmas, a hospital homecoming, a homecoming from across the ocean and a weekend away. A busy time in all in all.

I missed Yvonne's round up of 2016 quilting hopes. I can't actually remember mine, but I'm assuming it was probably to finish up some wips, finish THE wedding quilt, and to strengthen and enjoy quilty friendships.

Well, I didn't, I did, and I have in that precise order.

Now what I do want for 2017? Much the same again I suppose.

I haven't joined any bees this year, I have decided to concentrate on selfish sewing, fun as the bees are. I also have my previous bee quilts to finish up.

I might well join another quilt a long. I really enjoyed the Shimmer Snow Flake quilt a long, nearly, nearly finished it.

I would like to make another quilt for my bed, using the Cotton and Steel fabrics my son bought me for Christmas.  More about that later I think.

I would like to collaborate with other quilters, with the Cotton and Steel fabrics above, and with hopefully some flying geese.

My daughter is hoping for a quilt or two in the near future.

Most important I would like to continue to enjoy this hobby, which for me is a much loved hobby and to strengthen those quilty friendships I have made. `

I think that is enough to be going on with!

Helen x
linking up with quilting jet girl 2017 planning link up party


  1. Well here's to a happy quilty year for Helen!! :)
    I don't know where the whole year has gone too, never the last month!!!
    Happy 2017,
    V xx

  2. You had a great 2016 Helen. Finishing THE quilt was a mammoth undertaking and it was so worth it, it's beautiful. I am looking forward to seeing what you get upto in 2017 😀 xxx

  3. I'm sure this is a most achievable list Helen. I agree the most important goal is to enjoy your hobby, and find new friendships along the way.

  4. Thank you so much for linking up, Helen. Those sound like wonderful goals - especially the strengthening quilting friendships you have made. :) I wish you wonderful things in 2017 and Happy New Year!

  5. You've had a great 2016! Happy New Year and selfish sewing sounds good! Especially after getting that wedding quilt done! Always love seeing your makes :)

  6. Sounds like you have just the right attitude to get the most from a hobby shared. Happy New Year 🎆

  7. you have a great attitude ... i must remember it is a hobby i love and not work ... thx for that tip and happy new year

  8. I'm glad that I'm one of those quilty friendships! Wishing you a wonderful and productive quilty 2017!


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