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19 in 2019

so i hate New Year's Resolutions! i never keep them, or i just plain forget about them by the end of March. well my favorite happiness guru Gretchen Rubin started a list last year called 18 in 2018 based on a listener idea for during a number of things before her birthday. i did a list last year and was more successful with that list than any other resolution from the past. so for the past month or so i have been formulating my list and i think it is a nice mix of sewing, lifestyle, exercise goals that i want to accomplish in 2019!


one of my problems was the visibility of my list. i wrote it in my planner in the front, but generally i skip right over it. so this year i designed this phone wallpaper, so it will always be in front of me and make it easier for me to reference my list.

what your you goals and aspirations for 2019?

Christmas Cushion Covers

started these cushion covers at the end of October and finished by mid-December, not too bad!

every since i designed my An Actual Pineapple block pattern i have been on a quarter square triangle (QST) kick. so why not make my Christmas cushion covers with my favorite block of the moment, plus it is a timeless look.

i used a charm pack of Sweetwater fabrics line called Hometown Christmas Edition. i just love the look of this fabric. it has a Christmas vibe without screaming Christmas, so i can leave this out for a good portion of winter or until i want Valentines decor out.


for the background i used whatever linen type fabric i had on hand. i started with my favorite standby some Essex Yarn Dyed Linen in Black by Robert Kaufman.


i also had this red chambray from Andover Fabrics leftover from some shorts i made this past summer. this adds a touch of Christmas and now my pillows aren't matchy matchy, just they way i like them!


by the time i got to this pillow, i had used all of the …