Sunday, December 30, 2018

This Winter's day needs a bit of colour!

It's so true that the holidays makes you lose track of the days. All day yesterday it felt like Sunday to me. Now that it's actually Sunday, I feel like I have a bonus day to the weekend :)

....and I needed the extra day....to complete my One Monthly Goal.

I dragged my feet on this one, it seems. I don't know that I'm terribly happy with my fabric choices....but I'm happy that it's done!

My goal was to finish Block #4 in my Queen's Garden....



It seems to be a bit dark and boring to me...but it looks fine hidden amongst the rest of the flowers in the garden, I think...



Yesterday, as I was getting caught up on my Border Creek Mystery, I realised that I was just aching to work with some COLOUR!!!

This was as I was doing the tedious job of trimming-up. (Which I usually avoid by utilizing other methods, but this quilt is a mystery so I followed directions.)



....a lovely, messy pile of colour!

This had me digging into a box containing a project destined for the future....but I had to play with just one block to get my colour-fix in!



There's always something so special about the very beginning of a quilt, don't you think???

I was able to get a few stitches into the colourful fabrics and it made me feel much better. Funny, isn't it, how that works?




I'm supposed to meet my friend for a nice, long run in Port Dover this morning.....but I did not expect to wake up to a snowy morning! Oh well, I'll get ready and see how it is in a bit.

Sometimes it's difficult to push myself out on these grey Winter days but one thing I do know....once I get out and do it, I never regret it!

I am linking up with Kathy for some Slow Sunday Stitching, and with Elm Street Quilts for One Monthly Goal - December finish.

My goals for today....get a run in, do a bit more stitching, watch last night's episode of Outlander (which should be amazing!!!).

10 comments:

  1. It is so interesting how we long for colour sometimes. That's why I like using lots of different threads to keep the stitching more fun. Great pile of pieces there to enjoy stitching :)
    Best wishes for a creative 2019!

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  2. Very pretty block. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish.

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  3. I love working with bright colours on these dull gray days too. Today’s snow makes it look a bit better outside. Enjoy your appliqué today.

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  4. I like bright colors all year long, but they're especially appreciated at this time of year. I need that antidote to the blah of winter!
    Enjoy your running and your stitching!

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  5. Lovely Border Creek Mystery blocks. Congratulations on meeting your goal!

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  6. Sometimes we need to play with a new project and color to make us happy! Pretty projects.

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  7. I like your Block #4! This will be a very interesting quilt when finished!

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  8. The neutral quilt is very lovely. It takes a special eye to get all that contrast, nice job.

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  9. Your projects are pretty. I hope you got your run in.

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