Thursday, March 19, 2020


A milestone, a finish, and a loss

Milestone:  This is my 1,000th post since I started this blog on October 10, 2013.  A lot has changed since then -- MIL is no longer with us and we no longer live on a hill ... unless the slight cliff overlooking the lake counts!  However, I still cook and quilt and enjoy watching the wildlife around us.  And I still teach a few quilters now and then.

Finish:  Our little quilting group, the S'mores, has issued a challenge to finish 20 projects in 2020.  The "finish" can be anything -- knitting, quilting, cleaning out a closet -- and any stage you set to be a finish (in my case it's a finished top).  This morning I put the finishing touches on #7, the peacock panel One Block Wonder.

Peacock OBW
It isn't my finest work, but it's done.  I had a lot of trouble getting seams to match and I think that is mostly due to rushing through the cutting in a class situation with less-than-ideal conditions.  In my last post I showed Finish #5, a small throw made with the leftover hexies.

Finish #5 One Block Wonder
So what about the other five finishes?, you may be asking.

#1 - Perfect 36 (Suffrage quilt)
#2 Celtic Solstice
Added 2 missing triangle squares
#3 Meadow Mist Mosaic Mystery
Top completed (but I may still add a border)

#4 Sand and Surf (Bob and Weave)
Finished binding on this and 3 others
#6 On Radnor Lake (On Ringo Lake mystery)
Made do with finished blocks - 50x60
Loss:  Ten pounds since returning from vacation!  Losing my appetite while I had a terrible chest cold was an incentive to keep losing.  And having no more Halloween or Christmas candy in the house has helped me achieve this goal.  It's been a few ounces a day; now I'm shooting for 10 pounds more.


  1. What a happy post, Libby. Loved seeing all your are on a roll. And what a bit of a silver lining, the losing weight and it giving you the incentive to keep at it. Good for you!

  2. Congrats on all fronts! You've been busy!

  3. What beautiful finishes, and I especially love the Bob and Weave. The colors and pattern are gorgeous! Congrats on your weight loss. :)

  4. Congratulations on your 1000th post, Libby! Your Peacock One Block Wonder is amazing. You'll see the little things that you aren't as happy with when you look at it close up, but the rest of us see the "whole picture!" Looks like you are well on your way to those 20 finishes this year.

  5. Some amazing finishes !
    I applaud your weight loss...since the beginning of the year I have gained again.
    I don’t think this social distancing is going to help! I’m a secret slacker and more so when stressed! Bah!!,

  6. What a fabulous collection of finished projects! Some of those are major quilt! Crossing UFOs off the list leads to such a feeling of accomplishment

  7. great job on finishing - I am always impressed with one block wonders

  8. So many great news in this post. Congratulations on 1000 posts, on losing weight, on getting better from a chest cold, on finishing so many projects or getting them closer to the finish line. You rock this isolation thing. Enjoy! ;^)

  9. great finishes! I was dreading getting to the "loss" section; glad it was a happy loss.

  10. Wow! Congrats on all those finishes. I really like the OBW. Closest I've gotten to one of those is some Four Patch Posies...still a UFO.

    I can send you some weight if you are missing your loss.

  11. Wow! Congratulations on the finishes and even more congratulations on the weight loss. I take it you had an extra few pounds to lose. Don't lose too much ... we need a little padding to get us through illness or a fall at our age!


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