Monday, January 18, 2010

Friend Making Monday!

Amber over at .{aefilkins} is hosting a really fun event called Friend Making Monday! I like making friends so I'm joining in, plus her question today ties in with something that I've been thinking a whole lot about lately given my recent escapade to JoAnnes and the realization that I really need a whole lot more money to feed my habit. :)

The Question:
With the new year here, and resolutions & organizational goals in full force, what are some of the projects on your list? Are you working on any specific projects around the house, such as purging, organizing, craft projects, home improvement projects?

In my new notebook, I have a list of projects that I want to complete for 2010, plus several pages of fun ideas for holiday and seasonal fun with Madelyn.

So, here's a quick peak at my list:
1. Redo cushions for my Grandaddy's chair. I started this project 9 years ago, my sewing machine crapped out on me and I've just be laying the fabric on the cushions. It's quite sad actually.

2. Create a backboard for the headboard on Chris' childhood bed that is in the guest room. The thin pressboard one it had was damaged 3 moves ago.

3. Make a quilt top with Madelyn's baby clothes. I'm a beginning sewer and never quilter, so I'm just pushing for the quilt top which I may or may not send out to be quilted.

4. Prettify our tv tables that are used for everything in our family room and are showing the wear and tear.

5. Knit, sew, and create at least 4 Christmas gifts for family. I have one planned already but these have to be secret until December 25, 2010.

There is what I would consider my top five, but obviously my true list is much much longer! :)


  1. Sounds like you will be busy! I cant wait to see the quily top with your daughter's baby clothes, I bet it will be so cute and pretty!

  2. I would love to learn to sew! that's on my list as well. Happy FMM!

  3. Those sound like really fun projects! Nothing too daunting but overall they will really add special touches to your house.

    Good luck with your list and happy Friend Makin Monday!

  4. If you are making a quilt top out of clothes, make sure you ask your local sewing shop for something to back the clothes with.... otherwise, it will be much more difficult than necessary.

    Happy Monday!

  5. Sounds like a great list. I want to prettify too :) Can't wait to see that quilt. I'm so happy to have found your blog!!! :)

  6. Sounds like youre going to be busy!

  7. What a great list! I hope you are able to get at least your top 5 done. Have a great week!

  8. Wow I am not that crafty. Good luck with all of that. I bet they will be really neat when you are done. I have some quilts that my greatgrandmother made and one wedding ring quilt my grandmother made me when I got married. I love them.