What's on the design board?

I'm currently working on a quilt top that incorporates this planet-themed panel. I like my fabric choices so now it's just a matter of a layout. I am binge-watching Stranger Things while I sew these days. During 2017 I've finished up all 7 seasons of Gilmore Girls and all 5 seasons of Switched at Birth. That's a lot of binge-watching while sewing!

I am also working on a quilt for a contest. I signed up for this back in November but I seriously doubt that I will be able to meet the deadline for completing it. It was a tough year for sewing during the holidays. I will try to get this project done in time but I am not going to lose any sleep over it if I don't. After all, this is my year to do what I want - ha!

Happy 2018!

I woke up this morning to a chilly day - the temperature on our weather station reads -12. I wonder what it is with the wind chill. Since it's new year's day, there's nothing to do except watch college football. And boy is my husband ready!

I've been slowly putting the Christmas decorations away so things are looking a lot neater around here. The tree will come down at the end of the week so I will get to enjoy it for a little while longer. 

I did get a new piece of furniture for the dining room and that gave me the incentive to clean out the entire room. I now have a box of housewares ready to go to Purple Heart. It sure feels good. Which reminds me, I plan to do the 30-day de-clutter challenge as one of my new year's resolutions. I'm going to start this morning. There's a 2-drawer night stand in my bedroom that needs to be cleaned out first.
When I look back at my resolution from last year, there were 6 things I wanted to make. Of those 6, I completed 3, started but did not complete 1 and the other two never even got on the radar. Oh well.

As for this year I am reminded of a Seinfeld episode called "The Summer of George".  I want my own "it's all about me" time. Even though it didn't go so well for George, I am hopeful. I want to do some quality family things and enjoy time with my granddaughters while they still want to spend time with me. So I will be scaling back on some of my volunteer duties for a little while and take the time to create memories with them. I am in the process of booking a Disney trip right now.