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Thursday, January 7, 2010

With the New Year Comes Ambition....yikes!!

Has it really been almost a month since I wrote a post, with projects included?  Wow! I guess time really does fly at the blink of an eye!  Anyhoo, with the New Year came not resolutions per se, more like an itching to do something, perhaps a bit or guilt after reading about everything you all accomplished over the holidays, or maybe at the very least I wanted to make some progress on a UFO.  While I haven't exactly gotten anything finished in that time, I have made a bit of progress on my hexagons. Ahem...okay, okay, this is where I fess up and tell everyone that I lost/misplaced the pale yellow background fabric and was actually (more than) a bit distressed to think that it was gone forever. 

My adventure begins a few months ago, when I bought a yard or so of this pale yellow dotted loveliness to audition for the light outer border of my GFG and decided that I liked it, went back to JoAnn's to get the yardage I needed only to discover that another someone liked it almost as much as I did and there was only two and a half yards left on the bolt...that was October 24th.  Completely typical of me, I usually either throw my bags in the back seat of the car or bring it in the house and toss it on my sewing table or on a pile of something in my bedroom and figure that I will deal with it later. (No, there will NOT be a photo montage of my sewing table OR the pile of something in the bedroom, believe me you really don't want to go there)
While I was waiting for later to come along, my husband got the cleaning bug (, I will freely admit how VERY lucky I am and will even more freely admit that he can clean house like nobody's business!) somewhere in the fray, he tossed the bag (without looking in it, I'n sure) in a box destined for garbage day. I can't really say what happened next, but normally he NEVER would throw away my precious fabric!  I am thanking my lucky stars that it wasn't Tuesday night! 3 months later I go to find it and it's nowhere to be found, I get frantic and enlisted his help, saying more than once with total confidence, "well, we know that you wouldn't throw it away..." Anyways, I love a happy ending!!
You may have noticed that there are some new buttons on my sidebar, thus we come to the abitious portion of the New Year...I have joined 2 new swaps!! The no sew block swap with Welcome to my World and the modern siggy swap with P.S. I quilt, this is in addition to the swaps that I normally participate in on swap-bot...cringe...sigh...oh well, looks like I am going to be really busy this next month!!

Oh, and did I also mention that while I was waiting for my lost fabric to reappear, that a thunderbolt of inspiration hit me in the form of crochet? Attic24 has a wonderful tutorial on crocheted really, go ahead and check it out, I'll wait while you do...Isn't her blog just lovely?? I am totally loving her use of colors, in fact, I haven't been inspired to crochet in years!! She used Rowan cotton yarn while I purchased the ever-dependable redheart supersaver skeins @ $2.28 and let me tell you, those puppies are huge!  I will be crocheting my little heart out...or as long as my wrists hold out...


  1. It's very apparent you have a severe case of hex-itis. But isn't it a fun sort of malady. I'm glad your fabric reappeared - wouldn't WANT you to HAVE to go back to a fabric store to shop for something else! Have fun!

  2. Loving both kinds of hexagons. Very pretty.
    And wow, what photos at Attic 24.
    Happy New Year.

  3. I love hexagons and the Attic 24 blog is wonderful, I could move into her homey house. Love the crochet hexagons too, I'd love to do those one of these days.