Wednesday, February 1, 2012

January, the long dark month is done

January 2012

If one has past lives, in my last one I was a bear. I bulk up in the fall and want to sleep all through January - which works very well if you are a bear, but not so much for a human.

This January, I had some encouragement to stay awake after dark, and it is dark here by 4:30pm - ish, so a lot of the day is lost if you go to sleep once the sun is down.

First, Rhonda at Quilter in the Gap's Finish-a-long has been spurring me to finish last years  favourite projects. I have finished the quilt for my bed, I am making great progress on the Mystery QAL quilt and I have another finish to show off later this week.

Next, the Tangerine Tango Challenge and inspiration led to Shattered. And then there are quilting bees and swaps which have all been keeping me busy. Finally, I have been finishing some knitting off.

As we move into February, there will be more sunlight, which is good as there is lots more quilting planned for me. And it is time for some exercise too, my exercise buddy is soon going to disown me.

Please have a look at everyone's January projects over at Lily's Quilts where Lynne is hosting Fresh Sewing Day.

Fresh Sewing Day

21 comments:

Sandra Kaye said...

Wow!! Just wonderful..I love the cathedral window pillow, and your stars are turning out yummy!! Great job!! Hugs

ScissorsandThread said...

Gorgeous mosaic - I love the quilt you made for yourself in the wedding quilt pattern.

Simplesmente Silvinha (Simply Silvia) said...

Pretty things you did. Amazing.
Look here is the opposite. With so much heat that gives a so lazy to do anything! I would stay as my kitty, lying in the sun all day.


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Kelsey said...

I hear you on the darkness! I always want to nap and cuddle up when I get home. Everything looks great!!!

Debbie said...

Love your stuff, Leanne! Must say I am totally smitten with "Shattered!"

Judith, Belfast said...

Exercise? Isn't that from the sewing machine to the ironing board & back? It's enough for me! Fabulous January makes L! Jxo

Erin @ Why Not Sew? Quilts said...

hibernation sounds so nice right now :)
You made so many beautiful things!

Heather D. said...

It's good to get some motivation and encouragement, isn't it? You've done amazing work this month. So many beautiful things!

Poppyprint said...

That is the most impressive January mosaic I've ever seen. Well done!!!

Katie said...

Busy busy busy! Seeing your mosaic reminds me of how many of your projects I admired this month. Lovely :-)

Patchwork and Play said...

What a wonderful display of your January achievements! Great work!

Flying Blind... said...

I am so glad you didn't sleep through January, these are all so beautiful and Shattered is still totally amazing xxx

Valerie said...

All that is January?! Amazing! Love seeing what you've done. Shattered is still my favorite!

Annabella said...

I can`t wait to get my hands on your bee block you made for me - the only one I`m waiting on now! You`ve had an amazing month Leanne and now we have to get exercising!

strandkorbtraum said...

wow - despite the light deprivation, January was a really productive month for you ...

Svetlana said...

Love, love, love all your amazing projects. Shattered is such a cool and fantastic design.

elle said...

A great mosaic. The sun is starting to stay and is getting warmer. I hear ya!

Sheila said...

Fabulous month Leanne, I am blown away by Shattered and might just have to have a go.

Katy Cameron said...

It was worth hibernating for all that sewy goodness!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Oh Leanne I love all the patterns, colours and general gorgeousness of your mosaic!!

Marg said...

You made some amazing things in January. The darkness must agree with you even though you don't like it! Your mosaic is full of beautiful work.