It has gotten very cold here, but I am so glad it is not like in some areas - I'll take single digits to minus degrees any time. I did my Love Your LQS yesterday - beat the crowd and get out in the sun shine even if it was cold. Hardly a sole on the road or anywhere - smart! I came home to this. These two NEVER sleep in the same spot - it might of been because I was gone so long or it could just be the cold. It took me a while to see Bella, she blends in with that blanket - I just had to take a photo.
I fabric framed the cross stitch piece. Into the Christmas box with this.
And I didn't know what project to play with - partly why I hate BOM's and QAL's - waiting for the next step. So I pulled another block from the Album Kit. I decided there were too many applique blocks in this kit for me to stick with it if I did them needle turn, so I decided I will do them with fusible/machine buttonhole stitch.
I played with the next Project Quilting Challenge - use your favorite color. Only that color - can mix shased of that color with a solid. So naturally - BLUE. My 'Muse in Blue' pillow using the pattern I have the tutorial for HERE.
I finally got out to my daughter's on Monday - holiday, so schools and work day off and everyone finally well - well better. The grands were a bit confused with the Christmas presents, but it didn't take long for them to dig into them! And my daughter asked if I could quilt and bind this for her as she just didn't have the time - a baby quilt for a co-worker. I love the backing fabric! So the cold days are going to be spent on this as well as I basted up one of my Jelly Roll quilts as long as the big tables were set up - so have that one to play with too.
Remember the Dresden Hop begins today and the nominations for the Golden Quilter Awards are still open.
"There are two seasonal diversions that can ease the bite of any winter. One is the January thaw. The other is the seed catalogues."- Hal Borland