I did manage to run out to the backyard and take a couple of photos. The snow is deeper than my ankle boots, so I got a bit wet! The light and shadow in this photo of our flower pots make it look like the north pole, rather than just Toronto:
The hydrangea is always photogenic. I love how the two separate snowfalls have layered to give the flower heads pointy hats:
As far as last year's New Year's resolutions go, I am zero for three. Still no finished quilt, after at least five years of resolving to finish one! This year though, I am so sure I will finish at least these two that are basted that I am not even going to make a formal resolution.
Sedona Star is also not finished, as I already discussed. I didn't say, though, how valuable just making the commitment was. Maybe it was still too big a project even for a very determined novice, but it has required me to improve many of my skills, including paper piecing, which I now love!
My unplugged Sabbaths lasted until March. Now, rather than taking a whole day, I am giving myself more "time outs" when I need them through the week. It seems to be working, so that was a valuable exercise too.
Intentions for 2013
- Learn hand quilting
- Hand quilt one project
Plus there are a few UFOs that are ready to drop that I would like to finish by spring:
- Edward's quilt
- Nine patch quilt
- Yoyos quilt
- Mom's chickens quilt
- Collector quilt
- Celtic Spring cross stitch
The chickens and the yoyos are both slated for hand quilting, so maybe I won't finish them by spring, but at least I'll make a start. After the past year, Collector is feeling extremely easy, so I want to at least get the flimsy done by spring. Depending on how it goes, I may hand quilt that one too.
Right now, though, I am laser-focused on getting these two basted quilts quilted. Starting tomorrow!
Happy stitchy new year!