Happy New Year!  I have to say I’m ready to move on from 2017 and look forward to a new year. A lot has happened, both good and not so good. I want to say a huge Thank You for reading this blog, for commenting, and following along on my quilting journey. I appreciate you SO much! I wish for you a serene year filled with joy and happiness.

It’s been quiet here on the blog the past few weeks, as I took an unplanned break from pretty much all social media. First, I had that last customer quilt to get finished before Christmas. I’m happy to say I finished it with 6 days to spare! The client loved it, and I received a big hug, which is the best compliment. I’m sorry I don’t have a picture of the finished quilt. I delivered it the day after it was finished and I forgot to take pictures.

Then, while cleaning around the house I tripped over my feet and the sweeper and fell in my hallway. It was one of those ‘oh crap, this is happening’ moments that happened in slow motion but I couldn’t stop it. I landed on my bum knee and my right hand. Thankfully nothing was broken, but my hand was sprained and rug-burned so typing was a chore. I decided to give in and rest and enjoy the holiday.

All is better now, and I treated myself to a selfish sewing day on Saturday. I was able to put together the top below. I’m calling it the Bird Quilt. 🙂

Bird Quilt

It felt so good to sew something that wasn’t on a deadline or for a customer. Although technically, I guess I could say this is a customer quilt. My best friend saw the panel and pattern and wanted the quilt. She doesn’t sew, so she bought all the fabric and I’m putting it together for her. I’m enjoying working on it. All that’s left to do is add the borders — three of them — and then quilt it up.

Selfish sewing is my crush for this first week of 2018. I hope to get to do a lot more of it this year.

In other news, I’m excited to announce that I will again be co-hosting the New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop this spring, along with these amazing bloggers:

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Eligible participants are quilt bloggers who have been blogging less than 3 years. Registration will open on February 1, and the co-hosts will be sharing more information in the next few weeks.

I hope you’ll consider joining in the fun!

Now it’s time for you to share what you are working on. What has you excited to be in your sewing space this week? You can share any blog post, Instagram or Flickr pic – here’s how:

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