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 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!!!).


  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!

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

  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.

  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!

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

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

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

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

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