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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Fresh Start

Long time, no hear! I've been away from, well everything. Right after we last talked, I caught the flu. I thought is was a cold but learned that high fevers and body aches means flu. I was down for 13 days and I still have a residual cough that I'm trying to beat.
Not a good time to be sick. Of course Is there ever really a good time?
The only things I accomplish was shortening my kindle book list. Thank goodness I could still read, otherwise I may have gone stark raving mad! Nothing else got done during this time, i.e., dishes, laundry, dusting...

BUT, this is a new year. That means we have a chance to start fresh and do things better than last year.

My 1st resolution. not to get sick! No more wasted days!
2nd, continue with that UFO basket. It would be nice to finish at least half of my UFO's this year. Maybe if I make a realistic goal it will be easier to achieve. This year I start with 8 in my basket.

So I pulled one out of the basket. This quilt came from cousin Nikki, but she doesn't know where it came from. Which is too bad, it would be interesting to know who made it.
Did your Grandmother use this color in her kitchen? Mine did, so did BFF's Grandmother, Hubby's Grandmother and even the neighbor across the street. This must have been THE color!
It's not the best made quilt. Several points don't match up and it's sewn with every color of thread imaginable! Even red thread. I'm cutting off strings from the front and back.
I'm  adding more color to the blank areas and I plan to add even more color in the quilting. Just a touch. Hopefully it'll turn out alright. If not, It'll still keep someone warm. Someone female that is!

My first sewing project after being sick and also the first of the year, were these bags for my little nieces.
Dallas is a New Year's baby and that means every new years day is a birthday party!
Even the twins received bags.
Of course it wasn't easy to get pictures of the twins with their bags, but if you look top and left, you can see Dallas holding her bag.
I've said it before, but I really wishes those girls lived closer so I could see more of them.
It was a fun couple of hours filled with giggles and smiles.

And 3rd, I'd like to improve myself. Mind and body. To become a better me.

Hopefully I'll be back soon with more.
Take care, Brandie



9 comments:

Pam Herman Bush said...

Wow Brandie you got the crud! So sorry! I love your little bags. Those initials are so nice. Did you draw them? I hope to see you soon. Maybe guild tomorrow night? Happy New Year! Pam

Carrie P. said...

Sorry to hear you December was not so good. Hope you get to feeling much better soon.
Good luck on reaching your goals.

Heather said...

I was just thinking about you yesterday. So sorry you have been sick but happy you are back in blog land.

Linda said...

I am glad to hear you are feeling better!!! I had the flu too before Christmas! I was down for 8 days. Awful!! I understand how you must have felt! The quilt is gorgeous! Yes, it would be cool to know the history. Those bags are darling. As well as those sweet little twins. :-) Happy New Year, Brandie!

Lori said...

So sorry you've been under the weather. I hope it gets kicked 100% very soon!!
The little girls and their bags are so adorable!! How fun to make that for them.

Miriam said...

Sorry to hear you have been so unwell. I hope you are 100% soon.

Thise little bags are gorgeous, esecially with the little daisies.

I love that shade of green!!!

Sue-Anne said...

Glad to hear you have recovered from the flu and wishing you a healthy 2013! The little bags are cute and how adorable are those twins!

Jean(ie) said...

Oh brandie, I hope you're all recovered. The flu is not fun. Seriously! Here's to a super-productive 2013!!!!

P.S. those girls in the tutus are just adorable!

Createology said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better. Adorable little bags for your girls. Happy and Healthy New Year Dear...