For some reason I remember a saying that said messiness equalled creativeness. You remember that one, right? If it's true then here is proof I'm enjoying a very creative spell.


Maple Sugaring is On

We tapped the maple trees this weekend after a careful look at the weather. The key is to find days when the nights are freezing and the days are thawing.

About 20 maple trees later, I'm excited to report that the sap is flowing nicely. I'll be collecting all week and hopefully have a nice big batch to boil this weekend.

Isn't this a magical time of year? And I also spotted our first snow drop flowers! Hurrah!


Get it Finished {February}

It's time to set my goal for February for A Lovely Year of Finishes.  This is a year long activity and is hosted by Shanna of Fiber of All Sorts and Melissa of Sew BitterSweet Designs

Participating in A Lovely Year of Finishes means that each month I will pick one project (can be new or something already started) and vow to finish the task within that month.  I'm looking forward using this as a motivator to better plan out what I want to work on.  I find myself sometimes sitting in my craft/sewing room and willy nilly picking up pieces and making progress, but not finishing things.  I will still allow myself to flit between projects, but this also gives me a sense of focus and urgency for at least one piece a month.

This month I would like to finish sewing, quilting and mail a completed quilt for Hurricane Sandy people in need.  I now have all the pieces trimmed and am ready to get this one off the to do list and off to a new loving family!

This is what the other Hurricane Sandy quilt looked like.  Only this time I have the coolest backing with little macaroons on it.  It's going to be super!
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