Friday, 30 January 2015

Belated Happy New Year!

Do you ever find that when you are putting something off you that you don't want to do (tax return....), you feel that you can't reward yourself by doing the things you do want to do either?  This explains the gap since my last post which is really bad of me because I should long ago have shared this:


This cheery little creature is on the Artist Trading Card I received from Samantha in the pre-Christmas Very Berry Handmade ATC swap and I love him so much that he didn't go away after Christmas and is living on my bookshelf.  I just like his friendly optimistic expression.

The other piece of news is that towards the end of last year I was very happy to be accepted into the Four in Art quilt group (more details on the flickr page).  I put off making my quilt for this quarter too, partly because of tax form-related procrastination, but also because I like to ponder until the very last minute and then panic....

A picture of panic

I think I am back on course so please come back because we will be revealing our quilts, inspired by this years' Challenge theme Literature, on 1 February.



14 comments:

  1. The Four Art challenge sounds really interesting, I look forward to seeing what you come up with! And that snowman is soooo cute! And quite appropriate given the weather in some of the UK at the moment!! Looking forward to seeing what you come up with, lovely to have you back :-)

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  2. I totally understand!

    Cute Artist Trading Card, I can see why you want to keep him around.

    I look forwrd to seeing your quilt and glad your back to blogging.

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  3. How exciting Catherine, I am really looking forward to seeing your challenge quilt.

    I love your photo of panic :)

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  4. Yes I understand perfectly about putting things off. The Four in Art quilt group does sound intriguing. I tried to click on Flickr but it wouldn't let me in. Looking forward to seeing your quilt. Oh....and a happy new year to you, too!

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  5. Happy to see you back - and looking forward to seeing the quiltiness.

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  6. Ponder and then panic... sounds like a lot of us are in the same boat! Hope the panic stage is past and the creating has started! Love the little ATC - he definitely needs to stay around!

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  7. The four in art group sounds intriguing. I look forward to seeing your creations (as always)

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  8. I love that ATC!

    P.S. I also do the 'you can't do something nice until you've done the thing you don't want to do' thing...

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  9. Tax totally does that to me too! In fact my life does that to me-there always seems to be something boring that needs doing before I allow myself sewing time! I think I have seen work from Four in Art around the place before (but the link is private) And it will be fantastic to see what you do. Their values around experimenting are great, if it's the group I think it is.

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  10. Welcome back! I would agree about the snowman's friendly expression. I look forward to seing the quilt reveal.

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  11. What a lovely ATC! Mine is still up too, but could happily stay up permanently, it was a great swap.

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  12. That's a very cute ATC you got, Catherine! The one I made for my partner got lost, so I had to remake it again. The second time it arrived. :-) I am looking forward to seeing your quilt, it's a very interesting theme. It's a pity though that the link to Flickr group is private, would've been nice to see all the quilts.

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  13. Uh, yes, I know that kind of feeling when you cannot enjoy your "stolen" freetime when you should be doing something else! It's good to have you back!

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  14. Yes, I know that feeling too. Your snowman is gorgeous and the good thing about catching up late here is that now I don't have to wait at all to see the literature reveal, which is great because I am very intrigued.

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