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2013 UFO's finished - Retirement is GOOD!

Old 12-20-2013, 06:13 AM
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Default 2013 UFO's finished - Retirement is GOOD!

I have almost completed my first year of retirement and have actually met some of my 2013 New Year's Resolutions. I vowed to finish some of my UFOs that have been gathering dust on the shelf. I finished a queen size quilt & sham set for my daughter "Corner Cats" using Puss in the Corner Blocks alternated with plain and appliqued silhouettes of her cats in the 4 corners--all quilted on my home sewing machine.


I finished a tablerunner for my son, "Home is Here" with stars representing the states he has lived in and Dutchman's Puzzle & a tulip block alternated with plain, machine quilted with symbols special for his life.
This was a paper pieced project and the first I had done. It wasn't as fearful after the 2nd block. I should have started with a simpler project.


The last one I finished wasn't a UFO, but a baby quilt for my grandson, born in April 6 weeks premature. A few weeks in the NICU and lots of love and he is fine now and catching up with size. "PJs Promise" started with a Noah's Ark panel that I put a flannel backing on and quilted. The quilting really made the animals, waves, clouds & rainbow (for God's promise to care for us always) pop out.


I also completed several knitted dishcloths, crocheted tops for hanging towel for family and friends.
My 2014 resolution is to finish a quilt that my Dad cut the squares for me about 30 years ago. He died in 1987, so it will be a tribute to him. I recently found the box with the squares and realized that I had a hand colored pattern for a full-size quilt and had also started piecing the rows together. I also want to make a quilt & sham set for my king bed. I am thinking of making a disappearing 9 patch and using all the odds & ends of Charms I've collected. That should go fairly quickly and look scrappy.

Everyone have a Merry Christmas and a wonderfully productive 2014.
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Old 12-20-2013, 06:25 AM
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​Great quilts and runner!
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Old 12-20-2013, 06:28 AM
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They are all gorgeous. I think retirement is pretty good too. Merry Christmas to you and your family.
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Old 12-20-2013, 06:35 AM
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I think retirement is wonderful. Lousy pay, but extremely good benefits. All your projects are pretty. I especially like the baby quilt and how special is this young man with a bumpy start. Merry Christmas to all of your family.
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Old 12-20-2013, 06:55 AM
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Really great projects, they are all lovely. The tablerunner looks like it could have been challenging but it turned out wonderful. Merry Christmas and continue to enjoy your retirement!
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Old 12-20-2013, 07:29 AM
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Wonderful work!
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Old 12-20-2013, 07:32 AM
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Everything is fabulous! Great work on everything! Retirement is wonderful but I have to admit I have more UFOs now than I did before I retired. It's ok--what will be, will be.
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Old 12-20-2013, 07:49 AM
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very nice .. love the colour
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Old 12-20-2013, 07:51 AM
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Wonderful quilts. I really like the Noah's ark print.
You already set goals for next year? Those are in my planning stages so I'm realistic (I tend to dream too big). Last year I work overnight New Year's Eve and by noon had the borders on. Two weeks later finished Chain Letter to for my son. It was great to say I had two projects out of the closet by Jan 15. The rest of the year was much slower. You are inspiring me!
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Old 12-20-2013, 08:37 AM
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all very nicely done
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