Despite the fact that I have run out of red AND green sugar, life is sweet.
I’ve been avoiding holiday finishes:
See, still not a thumb in sight. And I’m missing one of the teacher’s hands entirely.
Instead of finishing these, I decided to make Nanette’s Cascading Baby Blocks and Stripes quilt from the Winter 2008 Fons & Porter’s Baby Quilts:
Yes, nice and wavy because it’s laying on a floofy down comforter… It is for the sake of playing with fabric. I also wanted to be able to perhaps take it along on holiday travels to do some hand quilting. Priorities! I’m afraid planning for car trips and down time trumps the to do list every time. I enjoyed Nanette’s pattern and think it could be really fun to play with lots of different color schemes or themes. Fun, fun!
Also making things sweet around here:
I won these embroidered Santas from Michelle! She included some cute Christmas fabric and I think I know what I’m going to do with these. Aren’t they cute?
This guy might be my favorite:
Crack me up! Thanks so much, Michelle!
And, as if she hadn’t indulged me enough, Katy sent some more yummy Liberty!
Pretty! I think these may have to join their mates in some small wedgie circles. Thanks, SO much, Katy! I’m gonna have to do something nice for that girl!
In the Department of Self-Indulgence (a bustling facility, no doubt…), there were a few could not resists that made the tedious online hunt for various holiday gifts bearable. I know, I know, better than the mall. I don’t think the desktop computer has enough RAM for holiday shopping. Anyhoo,
Some pretty Valdani flosses. Don’t they just look nice in their little box?
Wouldn’t the flosses look nice somehow incorporated with Amy Butler quilting solids?? I really like these colors.
Yes, I had to get it. The bad news? It appears there is another volume. This is a great book filled with crisp photos. The projects are home accessories, quilts, aprons, slippers, etc. Lovely stuff!
OK, those chocolate covered pretzels aren’t going to peel themselves off the waxed paper. I hope none of them jumps into my mouth. I think I’ve had enough sugar for today.