Tuesday, December 28, 2010

A Tradition


I can't believe there are just a few days left in 2010...this year seemed to have sped by faster than any I can remember. I actually love the last week of the year when I can take some time to think about not only the year past but also goals for the year ahead.  I always seem to be on an organizing kick at this time of year, too...and that's what has been keeping me busy today. I guess my end of the year tradition is always the same--reflection, organizing, and new lists! Just before Christmas I received some wonderful gifts. The two bundles of fabric goodness above came from Carrie via Rosie! The bundle on the left is Carrie's line, Fresh Palette--I absolutely love it! On the right is Bliss...another favorite of mine. I was completely speechless when I opened this package--I was surprised and elated and of course immediately started worrying about how to say thank you properly...thank you so very much, Carrie!



A bundle of Central Park also arrived just before Christmas from Kate--thank you Kate!  I've had a quilt in mind for this line and will be starting on it soon!  Just in case you haven't seen yet, Kate has a sneak peek on this post of her next holiday fabric line---fabric just as amazing as 12 Days of Christmas!



One of the last Christmas gifts I finished last week...my Mom wanted a bag made with reproduction 30's fabrics.  It turned out really cute...it was raining like crazy outside, so I had trouble getting a good picture.  I literally finished this, packed it up, and sped to the post office to get it out in time!



This fun card and cute fabric-covered mini notebook with a Sharpie pen came from Stephanie! The notebook and pen are already in my purse...love them, Stephanie...thank you!

Well...it's more organizing for me...although I must admit that while I'm working I'm thinking about fabric!  I have some definite goals for 2011 that I'll be sharing soon.  Hope you're enjoying this last week of 2010, too!


31 comments:

Cardygirl said...

Such gorgeous fabrics...I will have to keep an eye out for them. It is lovely to reflect on the year that was & then plan for the year ahead after the bustle of Christmas. Thankyou for the inspiration you have shared over this year...looking forward to following you in 2011!

Satu said...

Happy NEW Sewing YEAR to YOU, Sherri! And thank you for ALL the INSPIRATION you have given us! I'm looking forward to see what you'll create of those yummy fabrics. PS. I posted my version of Prairie Point Christmas to Sinta. It's not the same like the pattern was...

Kate said...

I agree; this time of year is perfect for reflecting on the past 12 months, while planning for and looking forward to the new year.

I just ordered Central Park today; cant wait for it to arrive!

Stephanie said...

Wowzer! What great gifts. I always look forward to seeing what you're up to. I've started my 2011list and it's frightening! I always spend January finishing and it feels good.

Sharon said...

I'm drooling over your fantastic gifts! I know you will have fun turning them into something beautiful! I'm cleaning closets and trying to organize, too. Happy New Year!

Becky said...

Oh wow, those are pretty fabrics. I'm so into the Central Park line. Can't wait to see what you do with it.

Barb said...

What fun goodies you have there....enjoy!!! What a way to end the year!

Nedra said...

I agree, what a great way to see 2010 off, and to welcome in the New Year. Happy sewing.

Dianne said...

gorgeous gifts! what fun :)

Kathie said...

what wonderful gifts!
Love the purse you made your mom!
oh I agree its a great time to reflect and plan for next year...
Happy New Year!
looking forward to seeing what you come up with in 2011
Kathie

kate spain said...

Sherri, you're always welcome! I'm eager to see what you make with all your goodies! It feels so good to be organized, doesn't it? Great way to start the New Year! xo

Mama Pea said...

So fun! I wonder how I get on their Christmas lists! :-) Great fabrics!

Connie said...

Love the fabrics and the purse, sounds like you are in gear to get startes sewing, my brain is running in low mode, just don't know what to get to work on. LOL! have a Happy sewing year year!

Needled Mom said...

Those are all gorgeous fabrics and it must be fun to think of what to do with them.

Love your mom's great purse. I'll bet she was thrilled with it.

Simone de Klerk said...

Great bundles for you, Sherri and I am sure we will se some lovely results with them in 2011!
Great bag for your mother and what a cute presents for you from Stephanie!

Sinta Renee said...

Oodles of fun... or should I say bundles of fun! that central park group is really cute! A new year ahead... and a new list of projects to undertake- can't wait to see what you come up with!

Quilt Hollow said...

Looking forward to seeing what you make with the bundles of GOODNESS! Miss Rosie needs a bone as her thank you!! Love it!!!
I hadn't realized that an ad wasn't your blog post and I clicked on it thinking you were sharing some great coupon....can the adds be moved out of your blog posting area?

Chocolate Cat said...

I'm like you - I love this week and getting some order ready for the year to come!!! What beautiful fabrics!

CJ said...

Ohhhh you got some beautiful gifts! As always, I can't wait to see what you create with them. :)
I am making lists too, organizing - not so much.

Cara said...

Lucky duck! The 30s repro fabric bag is awesome!

Terriaw said...

How wonderful to receive such a fabulous stack of fabrics, especially directly from the designer herself. I really need to get some of that awesome Central Park collection. Any plans for it yet? Love that adorable lil covered notebook. Those are the best kinds of gifts, handmade, functional AND adorable. Enjoy your organizing endeavors (I love doing that)!

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Wow wonderful surprises! Happy sewing! :-)

Jacqueline said...

Dearest sweet sherri, i am a huge fan of fabrics and you just have the most yummie collection. Everything is beautiful from the bag to the cute fabric covered notebook! I hope you had a wonderful merry warm christmas! Wishing you JOY and LOVE this coming new year my sweet friend. Thank you for all the blessings, love and support you have given me this year. Have a lovely merry happy last week of 2010! Love to you!

jacqueline
http://jqlinesocuteithurts.typepad.com/

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I feel just like you "out with the old and in with the new" I live using lists!!
Love all your goodies, what a fun Christmas!

9patchnurse said...

Yummy fabrics! I think I'm in the mood to stitch up some light and bright items. Thank goodness there are so many pretty fabric lines to inspire me!

the gypsy chick said...

hi sherri, i just stubbled upon your blog & just love it. i have always wanted to learn how to sew a quilt, and bought a sewing machine a few months ago. {even though i can not sew} would you mind if i ask what is the best way to start quilting, what books/ quilts would you recommend to a beginner???
thank you & many blessings,
amy boland
http://thegypsychick.net

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

Wow - what great gifts! I know you'll enjoy them! Haven't even thought about the New Year yet - so I'm way behind in the game! Happy New Year!

Carrie P. said...

OOOO! such pretty fabrics. I know you will create something beautiful with them.
Some really great gifts from your other friends.

Millie said...

Gorgeous gifts from very special friends, Sherri. The fabrics are so beautiful. Can't wait to see what you are going to make.

Wilhelmiina said...

Wow wonderful fabrics!
Happy new year!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Of course I love the bag. Your mom must be a great lady. Love me those 30s!