Friday, January 13, 2012

Family, Sorting out my TO DO list for 2012

Since Xmas, I have been spending time with my grandsons Tom & Jake, they are now having some time with their Mum until school resumes in just over a weeks time when Jake returns to start Grade 3.  Also I have had my eldest grandson, Josh, stay for a few days.  He is a great boy and I really enjoyed his company.  The days were hot so we enjoyed lots of swimming in the pool.  He also loves to help in the kitchen and we all got to enjoy  his tropical fruit salad for dessert one night. Love you Josh for wanting to spend time with your Grandma.

This week I am working on my To Do list for this year.  I didn't really seem to achieve much last year so I want this year to be different. Although I do remember thinking the same thing the year before.
Top of the list is the 2012 Free Motion Challenge to help improve my confidence in this area. The button on my side-bar will get you to the site. It is well worth a look.  I have ordered a free motion foot for my machine and then I will begin practising the first tutorial for January (a leaf design.).  There is also a Facebook site where members who have joined can post their efforts.
I am also going to spend some time in the next couple of days tidying my quilting room as it certainly needs it.  I must admit I haven't spent much time in there of late.

This arrived in my letterbox this week.  I won this pattern as part of  a competition I entered before Xmas.  I belong to an online group called Snickerdoodle Dreams.  It is a very cute pattern called Dawn by Melly & Me.  Thanks to Darlene for my gift.
Well must go.  Till next time.................


  1. Nice family post, and I haven't been tempted to start free motion quilting Yet.

  2. What lovely boys Noela. Good luck with the Free Motion Quilting. I am still a fraidy cat and hand quilt everything.