Friday, December 30, 2016

Farewell 2016


I thought I would pan off to the right of my porch - three days of this!  I quess 2016 wants us to wish her a (not so) fond farewell.  That's the 'farm tenent' house that my brother and SIL live in and the red barn is the wood shop.  And you guys wondered why I hibernate - ha!

   
It was perfect weather though to finish off those last few things for the year.  The Leap Year quilt had it's last circle done and all the sections got sewn together.  360 circles on the front and the last 6 are with the label.  This one is going to take me thru the New Year as I plan to hand quilt this special quilt.


I found the lost backgrounds for my flower baskets!  They were tucked inside my Kona black flat fold -  go figure.  But this project has been totally relocated into it's new tote - ALL THERE - double checked.  Now to make up for lost time.

  
The last Westering Women block.  I made it with units found in the tote.  This was a project to use up some of those Marcus fabrics (with a mix).  I have the sashing and border fabric pulled from the shelf and now with the blocks ready for a finish in 2017.


And the 2nd Winter Solstice (with Pat Sloan) block got made before the next one comes out in the New Year.


And for the last giggle of the year - how about a butt in a bucket?  He insisted he was going to sleep in that little bucket, but just didn't fit - next best thing I guess.


Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

23 comments:

  1. I do love the view but can see why you hibernate..
    Lovely finishes ...
    Happy New Year to you and yours...πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

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  2. We had a hot day, then I see all your snow!!! and your wood shed, wonderful size. New Year Greetings to you from down here, hoping we all have goals that are achievable, new projects that we will finish with passion, and fabrics in our stash for other days.

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  3. You've accomplished so much this year. Happy New Year.

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  4. Brrrr.... Stay inside and sew! Happy New Year!!

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  5. Snow is so pretty, if you can hibernate. Looks like you made good use of your down time. Looking forward to seeing all your projects come together in 2017. Have a very Happy New Year!

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  6. I saw on the news about the storm blasting thru.....yep, you got lots of snow! I predict that winter has come to stay a while for you.
    Your projects look good. The circle quilt is so wonderful and looks great put together. And glad you found the rest of the flower baskets....too cute to be lost.

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  7. Looks wonderful to me, as long as there is adequate power to run the sewing machine and heater, some food in the pantry, I'd be happy to hibernate too!

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  8. I love your circle quilt, congrats on the finish. We haven't had any snow yet -- just a few sun showers -- and I'm not really looking forward to it.

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  9. Your first photo is definitely Currier & Ives worthy. Reminds me of visiting the Farmers Museum in winter. Such fun. Congratulations on having your entire 366 circle quilt top together and ready to quilt.

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  10. I woke up to snow on the ground this morning. I had to look really hard to find it, though. Yours is definitely visible! I'm blaming you for me starting the solstice challenge. I now expect you to keep motivated to finish. LOL I miss having a cat around to do those funny "butt in a bucket" kind of things...cute! Happy New Year!

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  11. The weather peeps made such a huge deal about how much snow my county was going to get and we only got 5". I'll take some of yours please!! The circle quilt looks great. Happy hand quilting! White backgrounds in with the black? I can't imagine why you didn't look there first. Happy 2017! I'm off to work on mystery clues...

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  12. I understand why you hibernate although I'd be doing it by a window so I could see all of that beauty. The circle quilt is beautiful, I'm still loving the backgrounds you picked even without the distraction of your old ironing board cover LOL. Happy New Year!

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  13. Congrats on those circles!!!!!! Oh my our weather looks dreadful...yes perfect for hibernating and sewing!!! Happy New Year Sharon and thank you for your blogging friendship and support. V:)

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  14. It looks like great hibernating weather!!! Brrr. Those circles are gorgeous. I have so enjoyed following them this year, Happy New Year, Sharon.

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  15. Happy New Year! Your circle quilt looks awesome--enjoy the quilting process!

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  16. We escaped the brunt of the lake effect snow from your storm with just a dusting. Going to 50° by Tuesday then back to cold. Your circles were some of my favorites. I'm feeling righteous because I've finished both Solstice blocks and will finish newest En Provence blocks today, but,of course, this can't last. Happy New Year. Stay warm. Hope the cats cabin fever isn't too bad.

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  17. Happy New Year, my friend! Miserable weather! I'm terribly impressed that you got your Quilty 365 blocks finished. That took some discipline to keep up for a full year. It looks wonderful. Looking forward to seeing it all finished up.

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  18. I'm glad the storm missed us. Originally, they were predicting snow, but all we got was a dusting that looked like powdered sugar on the deck.
    I have been watching your circle blocks all year and loved seeing your progress. The top is really stunning.

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  19. We were lucky in these last couple of storms , we had rain so have no snow on the ground right now. Lots of lovely projects Sharon, keep up the wonderful work , I look forward to seeing what you accomplish in the new year . HAPPY NEW YEAR,

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  20. we got rain so far. but I do like a good snow day off to sew and just stay inside all comfy. great unless power goes off. then no sewing, love your circle quilt. makes me want to finish mine.
    happy new year my friend!

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  21. We had a couple of those days. Perfect for staying inside and running a sewing machine. Only problem was we were supposed to be picking up our grandsons for a week of babysitting. Today was a beautiful day.

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  22. With that weather, I'd hibernate, too. Thank goodness, we are just expecting rain. Stay warm, and have fun quilting!

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  23. It looks like your year ended up on a high note, except for the weather of course. I have a feeling that this year we both will be hibernating a lot but that just means more time to sew.

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