First Sewing of the New Year

It's amazing how hard it can be to come back to blogging when you've been away for so long. Now I know why so many bloggers have chosen to flip over to Instagram and abandon their blog. I've not given up on this ol' girl, but it's gonna take time to get reacquainted again. I just hope I still have a few readers left!  The entire reason for my blogging hiatus hasn't gone away, I'm still having some health challenges but my goal is to put out one blog post a week. So without delay, here is this week's!

With the new year, another year of Stash Bee is underway. Managing this bee is a huge undertaking, one that I'm not sure that I'll be able to continue another year, to be honest, but the finished quilts are always so rewarding. I kicked off January with this fun block:

I also made this angel block for a bee-mate who didn't receive enough blocks at the end of the year. It's a big block, measuring 16" x 16".

Both of these were nice small projects to sew to get my year started. I hope your sewing year has started off well.


  1. Welcome back . . . your blogging sister have missed you:) Your blocks are so interesting, especially the top one, because it's totally new to me.
    If you have the time, please come visit. I'm celebrating 6 years of blogging with a Give-A-Way.
    Happy Quilting!
    Connie :)

  2. I'm sorry to hear you are still having health difficulties and hope you find a more balanced 2018. The blocks look great and thank you so much for the energy and time you put into Stash Bee.

  3. It's good to see you back again . I know what you mean about Instagram being , well , instant , but I still enjoy blogging and reading blogs . Hoping 2018 is a better year for you heslthwise. Your blocks look great 👍

  4. I am still here! I do post on Instagram often, but I try to blog weekly. I am sewing along for FQS with Clementine and I know that will generate some traffic. Good luck with the stash bee!

  5. I'm glad to see you back! Though I am sorry that the health issues are still an issue. Are there more 2017 angel blocks needed? I don't want you to get saddled with all of it, especially since you do so much to keep the whole thing running!

  6. I know what you mean about the challenges of getting back into blogging gear.
    I hope your health is improving!

  7. Your January Bee block is really cool. I hope you enjoy getting back to your blog, and they you're feel really well very soon.


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