Sunday, January 6, 2013

January Days

It's been a really busy week. We've been doing little repairs and fixes that we like to get out of the way at the beginning of the year. Like caulking, fixing a leaky washing machine(thanks, youtube),and painting door frames. Stuff that doesn't look like you've done a thing, but feels good to get it out of the way. 

 My next big project is to tie the quilt top I got at  an estate sale recently. I just love the colorful scrappy top.I will be painting my kitchen cabinets soon, so stay tuned for that. 
I've also been shopping for a new computer-mine is on it's last leg. I had fun putting this collage together of most of my craft projects from 2012.
The weather is warming up a little and the sun is out. Looking forward to doing some new projects this year and finishing some of the old ones. Happy Week to you!!


  1. What a neat collage. I'm honored to be the benefactor to some of your fabulous projects. Your quilt has amazing potential. Love your little girl graphic too.

  2. We too have some projects that need to done around here... you are really starting out the New Year right. Hugs, Diane

  3. It does feel good to get those little projects off your list!! Thanks for sharing the collage of your 2012 projects!


  4. Good job! Looking forward to seeing more of your quilt and your new painted cabinets!! Have fun! :)

  5. Leslie,
    Looking forward to how the cupboard painting goes....I wanted to get mine done this year, but Wayne found out his company he works for is either selling or shutting down in a few back to unemployment which is a whole 800.00 a month in AZ! I am feeling the stress already...trying hard to stay busy! :)

  6. I was just thinking to myself today that it would be a great time to tackle a few small projects (like touch up painting) because not as much "stuff" is out to get in the way and guests have gone home. That and I don't have too much on my calendar except taxes... ugh... I'll do anything to avoid those... bring on the painting projects!

  7. Hi Leslie! I think you guys are the two most industrious people and my husband and I are the laziest. Little in the way of sprucing up happens around here hahahaha!

    It's such fun seeing the mosaic of your projects. Your found quilt looks like so much fun and I adore tied quilts. I'll look forward to seeing it when you're done.

    George started an at home chemotherapy med yesterday, in conjunction with two other meds he's already on. Our vet says he's seen very good results ... Fingers crossed it will buy him some more happy and healthy days.

    Happy home sprucing and crafty week to you! xo

  8. Nice collage of crafts! And good for you tackling the home chores!

  9. Leslie what cute things you've been working on and it sounds like you have no shortage of projects. Looking forward to your quilt project.

    xo Danielle

  10. What fun and colorful projects you've created this year! I like to tie up loose ends at the start of the year, too, before I jump into any new projects. Since I'm one of the bloggers who can't upload photos (I paid for storage a few months ago, so that's not it) I won't be posting for awhile, which is just as well since nobody wants to see half-finished projects anyway! Good luck with the cabinet painting. It makes such a difference. And I can't wait to see the completed quilt!

  11. Happy New Year Leslie!! Love all your sweet creations!! Can't wait to see the quilt and your kitchen cabinets! Have a wonderful week! xo Heather

  12. Hi Leslie,
    Wow...You've staarted the new year with a roar! Just look at all the things you've accomplished in just a few short days.
    I love your reds...You always have so many things to look at. The quilt top will be a fun project. I can't wait to see it after you tie it.
    I, too, am on the lookout for a new computer. Mine died about a month ago and I've been using my husbands old one. It's ancient and difficult to work with.
    Thank you for your many thoughtful comments this past year. It's been such a joy getting to know you.
    Have a great week, my friend.
    Carolynn xxx

  13. Hi Leslie,

    It does feel good to get some of those little things out of the way! Happy New Year!


  14. Wonderful Collage!Great record of the year!
    Happy new Year!

  15. All your crafts from lat year, look very nice. You must be very good with the needle.:):) My list of things to do is uneneding, so it seems. xoxo,Susie

  16. When you get through with your little projects, come on over. I have plenty. Will be watching for the quilt top you found,

  17. I love your collage with all of your wonderful crafts! I wish I had completed half of what I started!

  18. It feels so good to get things cleaned up. Love your collage.

  19. It does feel like it's time to redo and get some projects done. Very cool collage!

  20. Your home is so cheery. I love to look at your vintage pics. Your craft projects inspire me to get going!