Happy New Year!

Wow, 2020.  Can you believe it?

I've been enjoying some family time.  We went to the car show--new cars from most manufacturers.  We will need to get another car sometime in 2020, but can't quite agree on which one. I was surprised that my favorite vehicle was the Subaru Forester.  I was disappointed that many cars don't get that great of mileage. I would have expected them to have improved since last time we bought a new car, like eight or nine years ago.  I was impressed that one of the Prius models gets 141 mpg!  We got a kick out of this sign.  I'm sure there must be some joke behind it though I have no idea what.
My tween son won a Toyota lunch box by knowing facts about the Supra.  Also, I was a bit scared that he played a driving simulation and was driving over 80 mph and only crashed once, while going over 120.  I guess he'll be easy when it comes time to get a license.  
After the car show, which I liked better than I expected to, we went to the Container Store (my real reason for going along!).  I need to get my sewing room closet under control.  I really need shelving and I feel like I need to change the way I store fabric.  I've always used large totes, but it's difficult to move them and also difficult to find fabrics like this.  So I got some "Boot Box" totes with some of my Christmas money.  I will soon be spending a lot of time reorganizing my quilting fabric stash.  Not all of the disaster you see in this totally embarrassing picture is quilt fabric.  My ultimate goal is to make the containers more accessible and the fabric more organized, and thus, more easily used. I really want to continue finishing up projects that have been languishing and use up the stash.  Or at least make a bigger dent in it.  

I've also been enjoying some sewing time, which was much needed.  I've been trying to catch up on the Bonnie Hunter Frolic mystery.  If you follow me on Instagram, you've seen all my progress shots.  If not, here you go!  Anyway, I thought I would be all caught up until Friday, but she released another clue yesterday, so I am behind again.  Sigh.  I'll get there.  I have no idea how many more clues this mystery has, but I've used a lot of the yardage already.  

The majority of the white fabrics I've used have been edges that were cut off quilt backings.  Also, one of my pink/purple fabrics is one that I used to make matching outfits for my daughter and niece years ago.  I could have sworn I had a picture of them together, but I guess not.  Here are the shirts together.  This was probably nine years ago based on the sizes.  The true color of the fabric is somewhere between the above and below pictures.
I also want to share the ceramics that my kids did while visiting their grandparents last summer.  I thought they came out cute.  Can you guess which is the boy's and which is the girl's? 😏

If you're interested in quilting services, be sure to stop by my other website, Quilting by Anne-Marie.  I have a great new special this month--FREE batting!  And if you are Frolic-ing, be sure to sign up for my newsletter because there will be specials starting in February.  There's also a nice welcome code for signing up for the newsletter.

I hope you have a wonderful year.  Thanks for reading.

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1 comment

  1. Lol, the sign is cute. I've been admiring your fabric choices on IG and can't wait to see the finished quilt. Aah, the fabric stash photo should not embarrass you. The totes are all nicely stacked. Good luck on your organizing. Thank you for linking up to Put your foot down.