I won't keep counting days forever, but it does feel good to try to accomplish something each day of the new year.
Accomplishment number 1 for the day, watching the sun come up over the horizon. Kurt is driving our son Ryan back to college today, and our oldest daughter left to be back and celebrate the new year with her friends. That just leaves the youngest daughter and I to putter around the house today. I'm collecting some things for Goodwill and doing some tidying. With the windows open to a beautiful ocean breeze, it is quite pleasant. We took down the tree yesterday, which left everything feeling so open and clear.
The RSC color for January is red, so I might start to play with some red scraps today as well.
Next on the list are the last two applique baskets to this quilt that was also started long ago. I was afraid that I didn't have any of the dotted background fabrics on hand anymore, but was able to find enough to get the last two blocks prepped and ready for some slow stitching. I can't decide whether these need a lattice and cornerstones treatment, it is trickier with an on point setting, but the baskets seem to need a little space to breath.
I think I will take some time to breath as well and check out Slow Stitching Sunday and Oh Scrap!
Our tree came down yesterday as well and all the Christmas clutter/decorations really does open up the house for January! Glad you got a nice sunrise in and some fabric play time.ReplyDelete
I should have started the tree packing away yesterday and didn't now it is so old I don't feel like going out to the utility room to get the boxes - might have to just stick on a jacket and do it.ReplyDelete
Sweet baskets and I love the 16-patches. I never get enough sunrise pictures. So glad someone has sun to look at today!ReplyDelete
Love your baskets, and lovely sunrise. My granddaughter heads back to Boston tomorrow. Happy New Year and hope you have a great week!ReplyDelete
I just adore you basket quilt. You always have fabulous projects going on though. Have a great week and happy quilting.ReplyDelete
Your 16 patche blocks quilt is beautiful! Enjoy time with family and gorgeous view 🙂ReplyDelete
That is a great layout for those 16 patches! I really like how you made them with the darker pieces surrounding the lighter insides. I'll have to remember that! Love that basket project, too - however you decide to set them. Thanks for sharing those sunrises - I enjoy seeing your beautiful view!ReplyDelete
We didn't get to return to Cocoa Beach this year. Greg didn't make it from COVID in Nov and I didn't want to come by myself. I really appreciate your beach pictures and an update on the beautiful weather which I so greatly miss as the temps are dropping below freezing here in KY. I suspect where we had spent winters was not too far from you. Wouldn't surprise me if our little 3 story condo was next door. Please keep showing your work and telling us about the ocean breezes.ReplyDelete
Thank you Angela for hosting RSC again, and I see we are starting off the year with red. I'm currently away from home on a caravan holiday so no RSChallenging for me till next week. I still have projects to complete from 2021! But then I guess there are plenty of us in the same situation. Happy New Year to you and your family.ReplyDelete
Good projects to start the year with.ReplyDelete
Your basket quilt is so very pretty! You'll soon find your way with the final layout. :)ReplyDelete
So happy you didn't give up on those blocks. I really like how your quilt turned out.ReplyDelete
Thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap!
Love the cute baskets, and agree that a plan for sashings would look really good.ReplyDelete
Safe travels to your family, and a happy New Year.
What a beautiful sunrise! I I like the direction you are going with your scrappy quilts.. Those basket blocks sure rock!ReplyDelete
thanks for clarifying that red is the color. I thought it was green. Still haven't made a decision on what block I'm going to do.... all I know is it will be bigger than 6"!ReplyDelete
Congrats on a productive day, Angela!ReplyDelete
Two cute flimsies (or almost-flimsies)!! You’re really starting off the new year with a bang. Thanks for leading us again in the RSC, Angela!!ReplyDelete
Love your idea of using up those squares blocks. Lovely. Photo.ReplyDelete
Your sunrise photos are so great - a perfect way to start the day!ReplyDelete
and your scrappies!!!