Tuesday, December 29, 2020

 


I would like to thank CARLA for hosting this end of the year Hop that I hope delivers many of us into the New Year  with Hope, Love, and much Creativity.  I am not one to make resolutions because let's face it - we break resolutions to quickly.  Instead I want a New year to be all about New to break with the disastrous year we call 2020.


I have so many NEW things that just weren't touched or thought about and I think it is a perfect time to get them out.

Technique's:  Fractured quilts, playing with Curves, Pixel, a Scallop Border, and Rope Bowls.

Tools:  I need a new seam ripper (or two), my rulers are worn with corners cut off, a nice sharp thread snip and my old scissors taken to be sharpened.  I don't have a lot of specialty rulers, but a few I have were for a class to learn a new technique - they need revisiting and I hope I remember how to use them (U-Tube).

Fabrics:  Being a scrap quilter, I don't treat myself to New fabric unless it is a basic needed to marry all those scraps.  To support our LQS I plan to purchase something NEW each month to use with my other NEWs for the year.

Patterns:  I have patterns (hard copy and e-files) that I want to play with before they become too old and some of them refer back to Technique' and Rulers.

Books:  I am not a collector of books or magazines, but I have been adding to my 'historical' books.  I do enjoy the history of blocks and quilt design so I will be particular in what is added this year - Civil War Era.


As much as I am attached to the historical and classic side of quilting, I do love whimsy and another way to look at things in my quilting, so there will be the free will of just PLAY because it makes me smile.

I try to keep anything NEW with BOMs, QALs, and of course I love to participate in HOPS - so they get put on the side bar.   

Please be sure to visit all the hosts that are sharing their Resolutions today for a banner new year: 

28 comments:

  1. Dr Seuss, what lovely words, and all your items in the list, practical, fun, and go for it in 2021. Happy New Year in advance from NZ.

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  2. Hi Sharon, some great resolutions. I, too, love the history of quilting and one of my aims is eventually to make a sampler quilt but have a lot of things to finish before setting out on that journey!!!! Have a wonderful 2021. Hugs & Love, Susie xx

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  3. I love your "new" list, and the idea to support your LQS. I may follow your example, as a great excuse to buy new fabric ;) Happy NEW year!

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  4. Applause, applause!! Yes, we still need to support our LQSs, especially after this year. Great list, I need to take stock of my rulers too. New Scrap Dance Mystery is on the way!

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  5. I have been trying to support my LQS more this year, a great idea for everyone. I have a couple rulers with a nipped corner and they should be replaced.

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  6. Rulers are a great purchase from your local
    Quilt shop and that helps with two of your items

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  7. You are always sew inspiring. I particularly love your dedication to using what you have. I slowly replaced many of my old, rounded corner rulers with lovely new creative grids ones which I find much easier to see. I do love rulers, specialty and otherwise. I shall look forward to seeing your new quilty endeavors in 2021. Best wishes for a happy and healthy New Year ... :) Pat

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  8. Great "new" idea Sharon. I need a list of "new" too. Writing this down right now. Let's play and have fun in 2021! Happy New Year!

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  9. That's a great (and ambitious) list, but you are so productive and always busy that I'm sure you will accomplish it all. I'm just hoping to get myself back on track and clean up some UFOs.
    Happy New Year.
    Pat

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  10. Great list of goals! Happy New Year!

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  11. Some great goals there. Enjoy the sewing year ahead.

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  12. Love your resolution of replacing all the older quilting supplies with new ones! Have fun!

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  13. I have been enjoying pulling out old tools and using them, but also replacing old worn tools too. Great goals and contributing to the LQS once a month is a win/win.

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  14. I have lots of tools and toys to play with, too. Some are still in moving boxes, but each time I dig in the box it's like Christmas when I find something I'd forgotten. I've made note of the buy something new each month idea...I'll gladly do that one! Have a Happy New Year, Sharon!

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  15. Who who have thought quilting tools would wear out. But they do. Have fun shopping.

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  16. Your goals sound reasonable to me. Good luck.

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  17. Sounds like you'll have a fantastic year of stitching in 2021!

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  18. Wonderful goals. I also love traditional style quilts as well as modern.

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  19. You mean I'm not the only one who cuts the corners off her rulers?? You goals are great. I never though about replacing things like seam rippers and sharp scissors as a goal, but it sure needs to be. I look forward to seeing what 2021 brings you. You never disappoint. Happy New Year!

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  20. Playing with technique and tools sounds like a recipe for SEW much fun in 2020!!

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  21. Thank you for the Dr. Seuss quote - makes me happy!
    Your resolutions sound like a lot of fun - new techniques and tools and fabric!

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  22. I love your list and look forward to seeing what you do! Happy New Year and may it be filled with fun learning and exploring all things New!

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  23. I’m thinking we will be kept entertained and inspired again this year with the list of goals you have for your Stitching Resolutions 2021. Happy New Year 🥳 Carol

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  24. I love your goals and I'm looking forward to seeing the quilts you create.

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  25. Love your perspective on the to do/try for 2021. Looking forward to seeing where you go with all of your ideas. Wishes for a Happy and Healthy New Year to you.

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  26. NEW in 2021 sounds like so much fun! Enjoy playing with your NEW stuff!

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