So it's the day after Christmas! I hope you had a wonderful day with family and friends.
We had a very chill day. Josh played a new video game, James played with his new cars, and I quilted for 6 hours straight.
While that might make me a terrible mom for not playing with my son on Christmas day, James seemed to be having the best time in the world and I definitely needed the quilting down time.
I don't think I'm the only quilter who has to put quilting on a back burner during the holidays, but it feels so nice to get back to the machine and obsessed with a new (or old) project.
Yesterday I slammed through the Winter Wonderland quilt. This quilt is starting to be a monkey on my back and I need to get it done and on the wall so my focus is free for the new DVD.
I really wanted to finish this quilt by Christmas day and made a very good stab at it! All that's left to finish now is the big central block and it's half finished already.
It struck me yesterday while quilting that this is one of the weirdest times of the year.
After Christmas we have only 7 days until the new year. These seven days are kind of an "in between" time between the holidays and the start of a brand new year.
For most of my childhood, I didn't pay much attention to the new year or set any intentions. My family didn't celebrate the holiday really so it was never a big deal.
But now the mark of a new year is a very big deal to me. The choices and intentions that I set for 2009 made a very big impact on my life for the past year.
Over the next 7 days I'm going to share several posts both looking back on the previous year and looking ahead to what is coming for 2010.
I'm also planning on posting very detailed photos of the Winter Wonderland quilt and how I plan to put all the blocks together to finish the quilt off.
I see this "in between" time as a time of rest, relaxation, and renewal. A time to both reflect and look forward.
I hope you can take some time during the coming days to get back to your sewing machine, dust off your latest project, or start planning a new project for the new year.
Let's go quilt!