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I am a 40 something female who has a great love for crafts...any crafts. I love quilting, I collect fabrics, books and patterns. I enjoy traditional patterns in bright colors. My favorite fabrics are batiks and brights. Because I am a great collector...I now have a stash that is out of control. My goal for the upcoming year is to reduce my stash. I won't stop collecting so I need to become more productive.

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Retreat Ready..Not Really

Tomorrow morning, I leave for my quilting guild's annual retreat. Am I ready? Not really... I have projects every where. I have two new projects completely cut and three old one packed and ready. Will I finish anything....well my goal is to finish at least one of my current UFOs and to get a really good start on the two new projects.
Want to really enter in the guild's UFO program. You enter five projects and you get chances to win a grand prize. I have my list but just found out that the quilts have to be quilted as well. With the wait to get quilts to the long arm.....how on earth will I get 5 quilts completely finished and quilted by August!!!! They have lost their minds!
Procrastination...thy name is Traci! Get up and get organized girl!

Saturday, January 28, 2006

My first post, how exciting. Got the idea of a blog from my friend Elaine. Didn't know if my life would be interesting enough to post.
I love to quilt! Or should I say I am in love with quilting. I love the fabrics, I love to feel them , I see them and think about what they can and will become. I collect them, unfortunately, very few become quilts. I am a fabri-holic, and this is my tale.
I have a wonderful group of quilting friends who meet the last Friday of every month. We are fondly known as Mary's Kids, just a couple of steps behind everyone else in the class. It isn't because we can't understand what is going on, we choose not to. We are too busy giggling, joking and just having a good time to concentrate on what the instructor is discussing in class! I must say, we have improved, but we are still Mary's Kids.
Last night was January's UFO and we celebrated Mary's birthday . Did I sew a stitch, no! I did, however, cut out a complete queen size quilt to be started on at the retreat next week. Yep, another UFO to add to my list.
In future post please look for my complete UFO list (yes, I am coming clean), quilt classes I am taking, current quilt/craft projects, stash/sewing room organization and my life. Hope you come back for a little peak into my slice of the world.