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Welcome 2013!

I figured it is a good time to jump back in and say hi!

We are preparing to move. Again. I know! The place we are in now is the fourth place JW has lived and he isn’t even 3 years old yet. Ah well, such is life in the navy. I have most of the move out set up – moving truck, packers, house cleaner and carpet cleaner, and I’m trying not to worry about finding a place to live. A couple of months ago I could feel the stress and decided to just stop looking. The stress disappeared! Now that it is closer, I am able to look for a house and secure it rather then wishing or hoping it will be available in our time frame.

Packing has begun

I’ve been sewing up a storm. And finishing my semester. And thinking of what is to come.

I didn’t unpack everything when we moved into this house. Layout is key when picking where to live! There is little kitchen storage, I converted a coat closet into a pantry, and there just wasn’t a place for everything. The garage has a lot of still packed boxes so maybe that will be a good thing when it comes time to load the moving truck.

I’ve been sewing a lot. I did a couple of swaps – a zipper pouch organized by Heather at The Sewing Loft and participated in the Post Sewing Summit Swap. Sadly, I haven’t received anything in the post sewing summit swap, but I’m not letting that bother me. I made a baby quilt for a friend who is having their first baby, and lap quilt for Chris’ Uncle.

Pouch I made for Sewing Loft swap

Pouch I received in the Sewing Loft swap! I love it so much!

I am a block away from finishing Jeni’s HST block of the month! I actually made two blocks each month, so I have 24. I am going to use all of them in one quilt. I was thinking I would make a king size, but after doing the calculations I would need to add a lot more fabric – either in blocks or in borders. So that one is still being planned out.

I have a lot planned for this year:

~ 52 Lists – as seen in A Quilter’s Table year end review, this is old but I love lists and I think this would be a great thing to do. I haven’t seen that a new project is starting up so my plan is to do a list each weekend.

Dancing Stars Quilt Along – paper pieced quilt along. I feel like I’m jumping right in with this paper pieced thing!

Lucky Stars Block of the Month – a paper pieced block of the month! This looks fun and I am forcing myself to not get started.

If you are on instagram, you may have seen the scrappy trip along that I think was just started a few days ago. I know that a few have already finished the top! That is some fast sewing! I am interested in this but again, I have to move first!

I still want to participate in the WIP Wednesday posts, and recently found the Finish A Long for 2013.

Skill Builder Block of the Month – no harm in learning new things or sharpening your skills.

I am also going to pick a word for my year again. I didn’t do that this year, but a couple of years ago I did and I really like the idea. I’m looking for the word to pick, as I think about everything going in with us moving multiple times and me finishing school.

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