Good Bye 2015 and Good Bye to the Hummingbirds…

Hello All!

I know it has been three months since my last post. 2015 was tough, especially the end of it. I am not sad to see it in my rear view mirror. And strangely, I have several friends that feel the exact same way. But its done… The hummingbirds are also done, after 100 birds I lost steam and it just wasn’t fun anymore. So I am calling it. I have plenty for a really nice size wall hanging and I ended it with my grandmother’s block which makes me happy. My new goal is to get them all set and over to Karen for quilting before the end of the year.

Even though I haven’t been blogging I have been busy making things. Here is a tour of the last couple months:

I made this bag for my mother-in-law with a new batting/stabilizing product called “Annie’s Soft and Stable”. It was amazing. The bag is sturdy, holds its shape and stands nicely with no interfacing, no Pellon, no batting; nothing but this new product that is basically a sturdy batting with fabric on both sides. Got her some yarn too 😉

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I was in desperate need of yarn and the very nice ladies that own an alpaca farm near my parents opened up the shop for me over the holiday. And I got to meet this guy (and 20 of his friends).

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And lastly, I have spent the last half of this month making scarves for the 2016 Special Olympics Winter Games. Each year the Special Olympics presents every athlete that participates in the winter games with a scarf (I just found out about this). There is a call out to knitters and crocheters in each state to make scarves. Each state picks a different color scheme each year and the guidelines are pretty broad. I would encourage you to get involved and make a couple scarves for these kids. I decided to crochet because I am a very slow knitter but I did try to mix it up pattern-wise.

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I hope you all have an awesome 2016! I’ll be posting, probably not as frequently but I will be back.

Paula Sue

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6 thoughts on “Good Bye 2015 and Good Bye to the Hummingbirds…

  1. Welcome back, I’ve missed your posts! 🙂 Sorry to hear 2015 wasn’t so good (I’m with you on that!), hope that 2016 is much better for all of us – I’m due to retire at the end of September, so really looking forward to that! Love your alpaca photo – my sister-in-law breeds them up near Nelson (top of the South Island), and uses their fibre to make some awesome shawls, scarves, hats and other stuff (here’s a link to her website just in case you want to take a look: http://www.altnaharraalpacas.com/). Your scarves look great – I’ve never been a knitter, and my crocheting efforts were limited to granny square type things, so I’m impressed with your results. Look forward to hearing more from you through the year!

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