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Happy New Year! | Jan 1st 2019

Happy New Year!! We hope that you have had a peaceful holiday season and are ready to embark on 2019!! We are busy planning our quilting year ahead and look forward to connecting with our quilting family again beginning in March. Hard to believe in 12 wks we will have Myrtle on the road again!!

We have to admit we have taken a break from our sewing machines and were both a little defeated when we tried dusting them off Saturday with no progress made. It is quite evident that we are in need of our sewing space to be creative!!! The trailer has no heat so it is no fun to try to dig thru the boxes for supplies that could be in the house in another box. After a couple of hours of that nonsense we gave in, cut out hand projects, and sat down to watch TV.

Today however was a new day, a new year and we both seemed to get both oars going the same direction with a totally different project plan and are happy to report we feel like we do still have some creativity and the sewing machines are warmed up and ready to sew - even with a little dust!! It could possibly been the bottle of Mango Moscato we enjoyed while the machines hummed but whatever it was we have one project completed and the start to a new block of the month miniature sampler quilt that we hope to debut in the next couple of weeks!!

Also, if you need a new wine to try we highly recommend Stella Rosa Tropical Mango!! It pairs real well with fabric!!

Lacey finished up a new hexagon project The Flower Mill which is sure to catch the eye of you hexie lovers.It is a perfect project to bring warm thoughts of spring and summer to mind.

I finished up a wool project and parted with some of my buttons that I hoard and tried my hand at a fringed tree which gives the project some dimension. It is finished off with a old board for a background that will be home to more creations of this size. This has been a fun way to finish off wool and gives a whole new thought process to design.

Well after spending 45 minutes trying to get pictures of our new projects to load and when they finally did and I went to publish the post they dropped and I lost the last part of our post I guess the pictures of those projects will have to wait for another day!!

As for new year resolutions, I have never believed in them. I believe we need to live in the present, and take life as it comes to us each and every day. With faith, family, and friends we have the courage and strength to face the challenges that come our way and people to share joy and happiness that life brings as well! Shalom ~ Darci