Happy Holidays! While the merry bells keep ringing...


Hello Friends.  Whether we are ready for it or not, Christmas is upon us and 2018 is just a week away.  Erin (oldest daughter) rolled in today and had supper in the oven and the wood stove stoked when I got home from Hubby’s office. Now that’s a Christmas present for sure. I have been helping out this past week at the office so there hasn’t been much quilting happening. I did get Millie the longarm back together again after her spa visit.  I am itching to give it a go and see how everything is running. I am hoping for some quilting time over the next few weeks.


As always, my head is full of ideas and things that I would like to get made.

I was able to throw together a table runner and I think it may be my test quilt on the longarm.  Sometimes I just have to make a little thing to get that feeling of accomplishment.  How about you?

With 2018 fast approaching, I took some time to surf the web and see what is new.  Well, the colour of the year for 2018 is Ultra-violet.  I know a few quilters how are going to be quite happy to have an excuse to throw purple into their quilt projects this year. 


Pantone announced “Ultra-Violet” as the official 2018 Color of the Year, a bright, highlighter hue. 


 Leatrice Eiseman, the executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, told the Times that the bright purple shade  “communicates originality, ingenuity and visionary thinking,” Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, said by way of explanation. It is found in the cosmos (think of all those swirling purple nebulae!), the wellness movement (amethyst crystals!) and was a favorite color of the architect Frank Lloyd Wright, who, Ms. Eiseman said, used to wear a purple cape when he was trying to be creative. Ditto Wagner, who liked to surround himself with purple when he was composing.   

By the sounds of it, I should give purple some serious concideration. However, I have a mental image of quilters in their sewing rooms quilting with purple capes on.  LOL


Each new year I pick a word in January to focus on in my daily tasks.  2017’s word was “Organize”.  I have tried throughout the year to be more organized and I think it has been a success. Except that I have not had time to work on the staff quilt, as it is still in pieces, as it was the night of the office party. Hmmm!!

Do you have a word of the year?

I will have to spend some time over the holidays to search for my 2018 word of the year.  Please let us know if you would like to try this with me, or perhaps if you have a word for me!

 As we bid adieu to 2017 I would like to take this opportunity to wish each and every one of you a safe and happy holiday season.  May your homes be filled with love and laughter.

Thank you for your support and readership. Until next time, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!