Happy New Year to YOU! My husband and I get to celebrate out 26th wedding anniversary today as well!! A New Year always brings talk of new beginnings, new resolutions, new words for the year, and new projects. I personally like to take the last few days of the year and first few of the new year to reflect. Reflect on the blessings of the year, projects I completed, accomplishments of my business and joyful of the time I got to spend with family and friends. 2018 was a VERY good year! I look forward to what 2019 has in store! I don’t do resolutions per se, but I will be working on a word that keeps showing up, ENJOY. Enjoy time with family and friends. Enjoy the process of all areas of quilting. Enjoy time I will be prepping for classes and lectures. Enjoy the time teaching! Enjoy my customers and attendees at quilt shows. And most importantly enjoy being me! (the last one can be difficult for many of us…thus why it will be my focus…Focus was my word last year…grin!)
My new tool, “Hex-a-ma-jig Jr.” has been ENJOYable. I love Hex-a-ma-jig and wanted the fun of that tool to translate to 2 1/2″ strips. Whether you have a “jelly” roll on hand to use or a bunch of strips or pieces or partial FQ you want to use up, “Junior” is the tool for you!
A little side note on why “Junior”.
– We don’t have any Juniors in my family but we have 4 generations of John Reece. I want to celebrate them!
– My husbands son looks a lot like him. He isn’t a junior but sure could be in looks.
– One of my favorite movie lines is when Sean Connery calls Harrison Ford “Junior” in “Indiana Jones the Last Crusade”.
I have a HAPPY New Year giveaway. What do you have to do? Go to my website and print the FREE pattern for “Junior” Jelly Roll Quilt. The pattern is fast and fun! It is the “Two Halves Make A Whole” quilt from the “Hex-a-ma-jig Jr.” instruction booklet. Using ONE “jelly” roll (40 – 2 1/2″ strips) you will can make a quilt! This uses “Hex-a-ma-jig Jr.”! Add quilting and a 1/2 yard for binding and Ta DONE! Finishes to 44″ x 56″ Enjoy!