Yowzers! It’s the LAST day of 2014! Now how did that happen?
Seriously, as you get older, time really does seem to speed up…or is it because when you get older you are having more fun…trying to pack as much into those remaining years as is humanly possible! Let the good times continue to roll…
Yup…life is good, at least until the back goes or those darn arthritic fingers seize up on you! But enough about THAT! Less talk about building houses! These houses…wee, small houses!
The other day…OK… it was back in October (SEE WHAT I MEAN?!)…I said that I wanted to make a quilt out of these WEE HOUSES! Several of you also expressed a desire to do so…which to me, constitutes a SEW-A-LONG!! I told you to hurry over HERE to download your FREE patterns…I sure hope you did that because I’m not sure if they are still available! If there is one thing that I have learned about blogland it’s~ if you see something free today and you like it, then PRINT if off immediately as it may not be available tomorrow! Try this site…you may have to become a member…or you can try Hanne’s Quilt Corner . Hanne is giving away the sweetest house patterns too. She has put a strip of green fabric on the bottom of the house pattern for grass…a very nice touch!
Yesterday I took my pattern to Staples (I first tried my own personal copier but it didn’t give me the EXACT size…check this before you print off a hundred!).
Staples gave me the exact size…I also asked them for the thinnest paper that they had…it’s almost like newsprint. It’s also a different colour…grey like newsprint! I am hoping it will tear easier when removing the paper from my project. (the original is on top…newsprint copies on the bottom)
Then I prepped my fabrics….blue for sky…and then greens, browns, reds and beiges for the houses.
I’m ready to roll!
I will be setting a monthly goal for myself…something that will keep it FUN and not be too taxing (because I have other projects on the back burner!!)…I am thinking MAYBE ten houses a month. If ten is a breeze to do in a month, I might do more…or not…This is a feel good Sew-A-Long. You do what you can…the GOAL is to have FUN and hopefully by the end of 2015 we will have a very sweet house quilt!
Hope you can join me! Let’s keep it simple! Build your houses during the month ahead and then on the LAST day of the month we will SHOW AND TELL! A few days ahead, email me and let me know that you will be sharing on your blog (that way I can provide a link to your blog)…and if you don’t have a blog, then send me a picture and I will post about it! Simple!!
January 2015 starts tomorrow!! On your Mark, Get SET, GO!
HAVE A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR!! And Happy Building!~P