Thursday, 31 January 2013

Productive in the Cold

The beginning of the month, and indeed the year started out with a little bit of this...

40 Degrees most days - bliss

But after a very long journey home and a week or so later, things were looking more like this...

We only lasted 5 minutes in the cold!

It's certainly been one extreme to another.

It has however been  productive month.  There has been a bit of quilting, bunting making, cake baking, cross stitching and magazine writing.  Let me share with you a collage.


Clockwise from top left: Pink bunting available here; Cross Stitch for my son's 1st birthday; Magazine article that I wrote for British Patchwork and Quilting Magazine (read more about it here) Pirate bunting, available here; Cake I made for my son; A sneak peek of my Magazine Quilt (read more about it here )

I am not sure which was the biggest highlight; seeing my article in print or stuffing myself silly with chocolate finger encrusted chocolate cake adorned with smarties!  

Looking forward, I have already started a quilt that I hope to finish before February is out, using these wonderful muted fabrics;

Petite Odile By French General

And there is sure to be more bunting :-)

How has January been for you?  What do you hope to finish and work on in February?  I'd love to her from you.

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Linking up with Lily's Quilts

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Sarah x



17 comments:

  1. Are you entering anything for the Eistddfod? Entry forms need to be in by next Friday.

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  2. You have some lovely January makes. I'll look forward to seeing your petit odie quilt - such sweet fabrics :)

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  3. That is a crazy before and after photo! Good luck with your quilt & publication.

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  4. Rather prefer the way you started your year! Lovely sewing going on and looking forward to the next quilt as it is such lovely fabric.

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  5. What a lovely collage. you have been busy.

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  6. Where might there have been 40° heat at the beginning of January?? Australia perhaps? Anyway, your new quilt is going to be so pretty and I love your mosaic of happiness.

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  7. I think I prefer the second photo with the snow than the 40°C one! What Lovely things you have made.

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  8. Such cute bunting, and that cake looks epic!

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  9. I love your bunting. Looking forward to seeing what you are doing with Petite Odile. I've just bought a charm pack of it and just love looking at it for the moment.

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  10. Just off to click your links, and read the jargon buster post.

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  11. Your new quilt fabrics are darling - promises to be a very sweet quilt!

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  12. what beautiful colors you have chosen for your projects! the buntings are adorable, I'll surely have to try them. Are they 2 sided? or do they have a raw edge. I've at least thought I'd make a generic one for birthdays, that goes up when ever there is a bday. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Congrats on the magazine article. That's really cool. You have lovely projects. Oh - just so you know I'm following you.

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  14. Your finishes are all so sweet, Sarah! Love them!

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  15. Busy girl! Love the new fabric x x x

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  16. Love the colours in your quilt and the cake looks delicious!
    Barb@Witsend

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