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Thread: Fulfilling my New Year's resolutions on my birthday. :)

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    Senior Member Happy Treadler's Avatar
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    Fulfilling my New Year's resolutions on my birthday. :)

    Hi everybody!

    I've been pressing on and MAKING time for myself. I promised myself that I will sew more and waste less time for this new year, and continue to take risks and try new quilting techniques (without being scared!).

    Yesterday was my birthday, and after working in the morning hubby took me to Lancaster (PA) for lunch & a tiny bit of shopping (we unfortunately ran out of time).

    I was fortunate to find some fabric for my son's new quilt that I'm pretty happy with. He wanted something blue and chose a Bear Paw pattern (which thrilled me because I've been really anxious to try one!). I found some nice blues in Goods. I have it pinned up on my design board, and figured I'd chew on it for awhile. Surprisingly, Good's has TOTALLY been re-done and unrecognizable. Not sure if I like it yet or not. It has a new entrance (on the Shady Maple side), and everything is re-done. Lots of fabric, at decent prices.

    I've also been wanting to try some freezer paper piecing out, and chose a bright and cheery pattern. Was up until midnight last night working on it and I LOVE how it turned out. All it needs now are borders & binding, and I can't wait because it will brighten up my little corner of the world.
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    Just beautiful, great job, I just love paper piecing, thanks for sharing
    Have a Blessed day
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    Love the star especially the orange with the blue

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    Beautiful work...love your colors, too.
    "You must do the thing you think you cannot do"....E. Roosevelt

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    Your paper piecing is beautiful. I love your choice of colors. Congrads on your new years resolution. I really believe you can only nurture others when you care for yourself.

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    I really admire the colors you used with the Mariners compass! It really shines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Emma S View Post
    Your paper piecing is beautiful. I love your choice of colors. Congrads on your new years resolution. I really believe you can only nurture others when you care for yourself.
    I agree we NEED to make time for ourselves. I picked really bright, fun colors so it would 'pop'. I'm typically a traditional hand quilter, so this was really fun for me. The pattern is a free one from Carol Doak's site.
    There is no monotony in real joy.
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    Your paper pieced star is gorgeous,kudos for you for taking time for yourself.
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    Beautiful and so are you for realizing that we really do need to do things for US. WE ARE IMPORTANT, TOO!!!! But, as most woman do we usually put our family and others 1st. So I'm thrilled you are doing something for yourself. By the way---HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY----- Celebrate being you. Congratulations on both accomplishments.
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    Congrats on successfully making time for yourself! A happy belated birthday to you also! Your compass is lovely!
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    Quote Originally Posted by vondae View Post
    Beautiful and so are you for realizing that we really do need to do things for US. WE ARE IMPORTANT, TOO!!!! But, as most woman do we usually put our family and others 1st. So I'm thrilled you are doing something for yourself. By the way---HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY----- Celebrate being you. Congratulations on both accomplishments.
    Thanks, Vonda! I also was thinking since I work for hubby (we're self employed) I could maybe talk to him about 'scheduling' one day each week, even for 1/2 day, to be in my quilting room guilt free. For some reason I always feel guilty when I'm in there!
    There is no monotony in real joy.
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    both are wonderful, do not forget a pic of the blue bear and the receiver...

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    Beautiful. We need to stop feeling guilty about taking time for ourselves. Great steps!

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    LOVE the paper-piecing! Where did you get the pattern?
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    Quote Originally Posted by joyce888 View Post
    LOVE the paper-piecing! Where did you get the pattern?
    It's the Belize one: http://www.caroldoak.com/free-quilt-patterns.php
    There is no monotony in real joy.
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    Happy birthday Happy treadler! I love your projects you are working on.
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    REALLY like these. Nice job.
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    what a nice birthday! i love your projects and the pp is gorgeous!
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    nice, I really love the first one, love batiks

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    Your paper piecing is gorgeous. I love the bright colors and you did a great job.
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    A nice job on both. The mariners compass can be a real challenge, but so great when it comes out that beautiful. The color choices are really pretty.

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    Good for you making time for the things you want to do, your doing great
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    Beautiful paper piecing! Color combo is fantastic! Perfect birthday present to yourself.
    Maple leaf is very nice also.
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    They are very nice,I like the star.
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