December OMG Complete!

In a first, I have completed my monthly goal well before the end of the month! Although I have many projects to catch up on, my official goal was to get current in the #Trending block of the month. I had months two, three, and four to sew. Here they are! The bees and the heart are month four.

The fox is month two and the narwhal is month three. They got sewn together in month three.

I haven't made much progress on my other, background goals for this month yet. I need to get caught up on the Macaron Mystery (two months' worth), complete a test quilt (it's halfway cut out so far), complete weeks two and three (and counting) of the Rhododendron Trail mystery, sew together the Grassy Creek and SCQG tops, and maybe make myself some shirts. Oh, and sew blocks six and seven of the Flower Patch QAL. The link up for that is next week, so I need to get busy. I'll start those today.

I finished up the last few quilts that had to be done before Christmas. I did two for Amber with loopy meander.

And one for Sara using the Paw Prints design. This was my first time long arm quilting with minky for a back. I was very pleased with how it came out.

I wish I could say this is it for the year, but the tops are already starting to pile up again. I am planning to take time off between now and Christmas to try to relax and get caught up on my own things, sewing or house, but I have to admit that having the quilts sitting in the house makes me feel anxious and/or twitchy. We'll see how long I can hold out.

One thing I'm really happy about is that we got the lower garden cleaned up for winter. We pulled a few more weeds and as much of the spearmint as we could. The smell of spearmint makes me sick to my stomach now. It was fairly easy to pull out this time, so if we can just keep at it, we may finally overcome it.

Another thing I'm happy about is that everyone was gone yesterday and I was able to get some of the floors cleaned. And one more thing--I'm getting my hair cut tomorrow and I cannot wait! Long overdue.

One thing I'm not so happy about is that I feel like the Christmas shopping isn't really done, but I don't know what to do for gifts. Some things we just won't be able to get because they are sold out/not available. I usually try to do handmade gifts, but I didn't have time this year and I don't think I can pull off creating things in the next week. I guess our gift will be our presence with family this year. That's probably the best gift anyway.

Until next week--


  1. A haircut would be nice. The last time I had an actual haircut was almost 2 years ago. Since I have cut it a couple of times myself but its so hard to cut the back bottom. Love your blocks. Merry Christmas and thank you for linking up to Put your foot down.

  2. Fun blocks! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and Happy New Year.