Monday Musings 1/8/24

by | Jan 8, 2024 | 8 comments

Mondays are the start of the workweek which offer new beginnings 52 times a year!

– David Dweck

Wow! Mondays roll around so quickly. It seems like just yesterday I wrote the last Monday Musings post on 12/18/23!! I hope you all had wonderful holidays, good food, and time with friends and family. Let’s carry the spirit of the holidays with us as we travel through 2024.

I have had a good time off – busy, but good! A lot of cooking, some quilting, and having fun with family and friends. Our twin grandsons turned 12 on the 30th of December and that just blows my mind! It seems just yesterday I was babysitting and trying to get them both fed at the same time. Thank goodness for boppies! LOL Saturday we celebrated them at the restaurant of their choice since the parents took them off camping right after Christmas.

Almost as tall as me – they are growing up too quickly!

I was checking back on my goals from the last post, for the weeks of 12/18 – 1/7/24:

  • Post for December IB project. Done! You can read about it here.
  • Write a post releasing my latest quilt pattern which was in the F/W 23 IB catalog. Done! Dashing Thru the Snow – you can read about it here.
  • Catch up on some blogging activities in which I am behind, like my PHD update. Done! I also did my 2023 review.
  • Begin secret sewing for S/S Island Batik Catalog. Done! Look at these luscious trimmings!!!
  • Begin sewing for SAHRR 2024 hosted by Gail. Done! I am participating with Gail, Wendy, Emily, Kathleen, and Anja, to provide you prompts this year! We hope you will join us for the fun AND prizes. Some of us had a great day of zoom sewing! Stay tuned on the 15th for the first post! Be getting your center block ready!
  • Work on a baby and lap size quilt for our pastor’s wife using her dad’s shirts. Nope – still in the planning stages.
  • Cook, clean and enjoy the holidays, and whatever else suits my fancy!! Done!

Here are my plans for the next week – 1/8 – 1/14/24:

  • Continue working on secret sewing for the IB catalog quilt. I hope to be ready to put it on the frame on Wednesday. That’s my plan anyway!!
  • Guild meeting the 8th.
  • Once the catalog quilt is completed, I’ll begin sorting and cutting shirts for the baby quilt.
  • Whatever else suits my fancy!!

Instead of a recap this week, I’m adding the 20!!! linkups for the 18th below.

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I am so excited to check out what you’ve been stitching over the past few weeks. It’s your turn!! Come on, let’s see what you’ve been working on!

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  1. Kim

    I really like your Patchwork Christmas quilt. The colors are so bright and beautiful and the placement of everything is so balanced and eye-pleasing.

  2. piecefulwendy

    I love to see the smiles on those faces – looks like the 12th birthday celebration was loads of fun for everyone! So glad you enjoyed your break, but really fun to see what you’ve been creating! (Will link up tomorrow)

  3. rl2b2017

    Hi Brenda! Congrats again about your election as an IBA for 2024. That is so exciting. So is the 12th birthday of your grandsons. What a nice picture of the three of you! I am looking forward to hearing about the quilts made from the shirts as a memorial, I would guess. You’ve got some fun projects on the horizon. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

  4. Bonnie in Va

    Ah — Grammy is almost being dwarfed by her twin grands! It sounds like you really enjoyed your time at the end of the year. Now we need to get back to our fun – piecing and quilting.

  5. Kathleen McCormick

    Well, that is a real reason to celebrate – 12th birthday of twins. Your progress sounds great and plans for the upcoming week will keep you out of trouble. Sorry to have missed the last zoom.

  6. Karen

    great looking grandsons!

  7. Gail Beam

    Hi Brenda, That is a super cute picture of you and your twin grandsons. I know it seems like only yesterday our twin grandsons were only babies, but they will be graduating from High School this year. The older we get the faster time flies.

  8. texasquiltgal

    Your grandsons are so cute. Did they both want the same restaurant, or was it a compromise? The quilts for your pastor’s wife sound interesting. Have a great Monday!


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