Friday, December 31, 2010

12.31.10

Are you ready to ring in the New Year tonight?? I have a lot of crafting to do before counting down to 2011, but I wanted to share a few things first. I have been busy making more birthday cards, this time for my Grandma's Birthday Calendar - thankfully we decided to celebrate Christmas on January 2nd with my mom's side which gave me more time to get her book in order and filled with cards! Here are just a couple that I have made. (I can't wait until I can take pictures outside again, it's so hard to get good lighting in my house.)

When I get bored with birthday cards, I switch to quilting. Here's a shot off all the fabric cut into strips just waiting to be stitched together. From the blue print to the first set of thin brown strips will be one quilt and from the green print to the second set of thin brown strips will be the other.

Yesterday, I managed to sew all the strips for one quilt together and get them cut into squares!! And even though it was late, I couldn't resist laying the squares out to see if I actually liked the fabrics we picked. Good News: I do!!
The agenda for today includes more birthday cards and a few anniversary ones as well and sewing the strips for the second quilt! Sometime this afternoon we will be heading down to some friends house to welcome 2011! I even bought myself a bottle of sparkling grape juice for the celebration!

Have a wonderful, safe and happy New Year's Eve! Thanks for stopping by!
~Anika

14 comments:

Amy said...

Your quilt is going to look amazing! I like the fabric prints you chose! Happy New Year!

Maggie said...

That quilt looks like it will be fabulous...I wish I could do that! Happy 2011!

Sue Ann said...

SOMEONE IS NESTING!!!! BIG TIME!!! The quilt is looking Fabby girly. Happy 2011......

Debbie Gaydos said...

Beautiful cards, and that quilt is looking good! What a wonderful project, er, pair of projects! :) They seem to be coming together quickly, too!

Janelle said...

Well, Annika, I haven't visited for awhile and my, oh, my... I'm glad I scrolled on down! Congratulations -- twins! Definitely double the pleasure, double the fun! (You look great, by the way!) I made our moms birthday calendar notebooks for Christmas, too -- posted on my blog yesterday. A lot of work, but I'm quite sure they appreciated them. And now when I'm making a simple, flat, easy to mail card, I am making a couple extra to share with them. (I added Thank You and Thinking of You pockets to the notebook, as they both use a lot of those cards...)

If Love Was Water, I'd Give You The Sea said...

I can't believe you got that much done on the first quilt already! It looks great!!! I can't wait to see more pictures as the progress!! Happy 2011!!! Love you!!

Kristii said...

Wow!!! Your cards are fantastic and the I totally love your quilt!!!! Awesome!

Heidi said...

Your cards are beautiful Anika and the quilt looks amazing already! Great job getting so much done on them already!

Katie {choc0holic} said...

Love the cards, but I do have to admit that I love the quilt even more! I have a fetish for fabric as well...can't decide which I like more...fabric or paper?!?! Happy New Years!

Ted said...

Beautiful quilt, Anika! You've been very busy. :)

christy compton hall said...

Wowzers! You really have made the most of your break time! The quilts look great and your little peanuts will be adorable all wrapped up in them. Grandma will be so happy too!

Mutzy Mia said...

WOW...you have been busy! I love the cards and the quilt "in progress". The cards are such a great gift idea...I'll have to remember that for next year! You're so efficient...twins will be a breeze :-) A doubly Happy New Year to the FOUR of you!

Jen Carter said...

Wow! Not sure how you do it all! Your quilt is going to be fabulous and your cards are so pretty! Beautiful work!

Laurie said...

Wow! Cards and quilting too! You are sooooo talented!