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2013 Is Well Under Way.

Posted on | January 13, 2013 | 15 Comments

Time to get back on the horse. Or, to be real, time to get back to my blog.

The weather has made sure that we are having a real mixed bag to start the year. Lots of very hot days as well as crazy cool ones for this time of year, too.  Unfortunately many states have been experiencing bush fires and some are still burning.

On a positive side, several stores in my area are having some very good sales on quilting fabrics. Have to make the most of that!

My first show and tell for the year is a Christmas wall hanging. This was started in one of my classes before Christmas, but I knew with all that was planned that it would have to wait until after the New Year.


Lots of little yo-yos  are used to decorate the house.


They are used to make the trees.

And the lollipop flowers.


This quilt is based on a pattern called Lollipop Lane by Marcia Layton.

I am looking forward to getting back into a sewing routine, but I made the mistake of starting to Spring clean through the house. ( Yes, I know it’s Summer!) As a result I am making quite a mess in the name of cleaning. I am sure this urge will pass soon!!

Happy New Year!

15 Responses to 2013 Is Well Under Way.

  • Fiona says:

    I don’t know how I missed this post… when you commented on mine I thought I haven’t read you for a while… this is a gorgeous little hanging… love all the yo-yo’s…. I have also done a bit of summer/spring cleaning… now I can’t find my things!!

  • This is SO CUTE! I just love all the yo-yos. I’ve learned that when a cleaning or organizing urge hits I drop everything and go with the flow… because it’s a rare event!

  • Suz says:

    I LOVE the yo-yos on this! Very sweet and so colourful! Sometimes the cleaning urge hits me…..sometimes…rarely!

  • Anita says:

    Hi Karen,
    Just adore the quilt and love, love,love the yo-yo’s. They really bring the quilt to life. I’m quite the yo-yo lover!!! I hope your ‘cleaning urge’ passes soon! lol.
    Cheers, Anita.

  • What a perfect little gingerbread house! The yo-yo’s are great on this.

  • sunny says:

    How cute! I’d like to try something like this.

  • Joan says:

    Every time you post another Christmas Quiltie, I just drool. This is just adorable!

  • Cute, Cute, CUTE!!!

  • Astrid says:

    It’s too cute! :) Love the way it is decorated with yo-yo’s. Spring cleaning this time of the year?! PHEW! That is way too hot for me! :)

  • What is it about the Holidays that makes us want to jump in and clean and declutter? Sure plays havoc with our sewing time. Thought about you and wondered if you were near the fires. Glad you are safe. They look terrible on TV. Love, love, love this wall hanging!! Beautiful work.

  • Lovely quilt Karen and what an effective way to use yo-yos. Take care.

  • Shez says:

    wow this is gorgeous Karen ,well done,good luck with your cleaning.xx

  • Nonny says:

    Thank you for stopping by my blog!
    You do lovely quilting. I am only a beginner sewer. I have always said, before I die, I want to make a quilt! I wouldn’t even know where to begin! :-)

    Thank you for stopping by my blog!!

  • Rachaeldaisy says:

    I love your Christmas Gingerbread house!! Great use of all those yoyos! Enjoy your Spring cleaning, a great way to start the year in an organised way.

  • Sunnybec says:

    Oh Karen I am so sorry, have you seen a Dr about your urges!!! I suggest quilting twice a day, once in a morning and one in the afternoon. Get better soon!! Love your little wall hanging, will have to have a go at making a yoyo….never done one but keep seeing them about in blog land. Hugs x


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