Passing Down Crazy

Because Sometimes the Best Thing You Can Give Your Kid is an Addiction…To Yarn

The Last Hurrah of ’09


I still have one quilt top that I finished in November that I haven’t blogged.  So here goes!

I wish I could remember when I started this quilt.  The fabric is Old Blooms by Pat Sloan.  I still had navy leather furniture in the family room.  (The navy leather is in the basement, dyeing a slow death at the hands of my children.)  The blocks are from one of the Buggy Barn Crazy patterns.  If you’ve never tried a Crazy, it’s really fun!  You don’t even have to sew straight.  Actually, it was hard for me at first.

I also embroidered several blocks to go with the heart blocks.

The reason I didn’t work on it for so long was that I wasn’t sure how to put all the blocks together.  Then, when I finally started putting the quilt together, I ran out of the purple fabric.  I had to really search to find more, because this fabric has been out for a long time.  When I finally got the fabric, it was a different dye lot.  So I stuffed the whole thing back in it’s little Rubbermaid home and forgot about it!  Now I have to look really hard to see the difference!

I have a Bernina 170 that I use for all of my embroidery.  I really need to do more of it because I love the way it looks.  I also need a sheet set that is as cool as The Genius’ new set!

So, here’s the rundown of  2009.  I completed 40 projects:

~8 quilt tops

~6 finished quilts

~6 shawls

~5 scarves

~4 sweaters

~4 poodle skirts

~3 bags

~2 pairs of socks

~1 cowl

~1 binder cover

~1 hat

~1 embroidered sheet set

~1 lace blanket, my favorite project of the year

Do I have any goals for this year?  Yep!  I’m going to make stuff.  I’m going to work on what I want, when I want.  I’m not going to announce to the world that I’m going on a yarn and fabric diet, because I won’t stick to it.  I’m not going to keep track of my input and output of fabric and yarn, because that sucks the fun out of it.

I do, however, like keeping track of finished projects.  That does motivate me.

What will the first finished project of 2010 be?  Probably a quilt top.

Speaking of quilts, I have to say goodbye.  My sewing room needs a shovel and a dumpster!


Author: mariajhmom

I'm a wife, mom, quilter, knitter, and spinner. I blog at

6 thoughts on “The Last Hurrah of ’09

  1. What an impressive FO list! I still have 2nd sock syndrome for 3 pairs…
    I did finish 2 stained glass projects in December though, so that’s an accomplishment after not doing it for 5 years. Now if I can get back to an unfinished cross stitch project…

    I look forward to seeing what you complete in ’10!~

  2. You, lady, are simply amazing!!

  3. Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you!! I didn’t know we could count a ‘quilt top’ as a FO!! It makes perfect sense; I guess I just needed somebody else to tell me it was o.k. Thanks again, Maria, and I’m with you diet-shmiet!

  4. Oh boy- the picture doesn’t do it justice at all. It was one of my favorites that you’ve done when I saw it in person. Where will it go?

  5. you go girl! I like that…”I’m gonna make stuff”…I just might borrow that for my year’s motto too if you don’t mind.

  6. You are right — it’s a hobby, not a job! I’ve been making myself crazy trying to finish everything I have on the needles before I start something new — no more! Today is the day to cast on that beautiful shawl! I do always finish everything — eventually!

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