Sunday, January 4, 2009

New Challenge and Mini Pinwheels

It has been a great work-free weekend for me!

We did quite a bit of yard clean-up and got the house cleaned yesterday. Then, in the evening, John went off with his friends to their annual event of watching the Supercross at the Anaheim Stadium. It's his birthday next Saturday so this was part of his birthday present. They have been doing this every year now for the last 8 or 9 years. It's a tradition that I expected and looked forward to because you know that meant I got the whole evening to do as I'm pleased. hee hee

Well, not really.... the older kids were out with their friends also, but Sweetie Pie was home. The evening started out with us watching a show, and then she was contentedly playing with the Wii game that Santa brought for her this year.

While she was doing that, I was surfing in blogland and joined a new challenge, One Project a Month Challenge, hosted by Abyquilt and Kris at Tag Along Teddies . Remember Peg's challenge of finished five? It's really fun and a lot of finished projects... how could I not joined this new one? I'm looking forward to finishing LOTS of my WISPs (Work In Slow Progress) by the end of the year.

After that, I headed off to my sewing area in search of something to use as batting for this mini quilt. I didn't find any light flannel that Jennie had recommended but did found a small piece of thin batting. It worked out quite nicely. I just stitched cross-hatched on the machine and added the binding. Voila!

I felt good to have a project finished for the new year even if it's just a little one. :-)

Oh, one more thing... I updated my sidebar and added Followers.... kinda made me feel famous or something. *LOL*

I also wanted to change my blog background like some of your beautiful blogs out there but felt a bit intimidated by all of it... so it will have to wait.


Mrs. Goodneedle said...

The mini-pinwheels is great, so is your blog format and new profile shot. Awww... Well done, Rhonda.

Julie said...

Hi Rhonda. The little quilt is so cute! It is easy to get the cute background. Just go to
and go to Links and Backgrounds. Choose one you like and follow the directions. Easy!!