I really can't wait. There's nothing like a quilt show to inspire you to quilt like crazy!
I am lucky enough to get a few "Mom-cations" each year, and this is the first of 2012. I am signed up for classes Wednesday through Friday, and I have enough time between classes to go see the show itself. It is always a fun one. A real treat - I am even staying overnight - even though I only live an hour or so away! So there is a chance I might even get some evening sewing time in too! AND....one of my quilting friends is coming too. I couldn't ask for a better Mom-cation to start the year off.
If you are in the Southern California area, try to stop by one day. It is inspirational! It is January 19th-22nd at the Ontario Convention Center. Or check out the website www.road2ca.com
On a different note, the kids don't go back to school for another 2 days, so I doubt much sewing will occur in my house. But, I am excited to report that Judy at Patchwork Times (www.patchworktimes.com) has chosen the project that the UFO-ers will be working on this month -- #5! I had to rearrange my list a little before the submissions close in a few days. I had originally put two quilts for swaps on my list, but those have due dates of their own. I can't wait until their numbers are chosen to start them. So my final list is on my UFO challenge page.
I am excited to start working on #5 - my tile Batik project. I have been collecting the fabrics for a while and finally have what I need to get it started. Plus, my mother-in-law has been eyeing a few of the things I have been making over the last year, and this might be the project to give to her if it turns out well. Of course, I have yet to actually keep anything for myself too......