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So how was your Thanksgiving weekend? It seemed like a whirlwind. It started with a birthday party for my niece on Wednesday night, then two Thanksgiving dinners on Thursday, shopping for new, bigger pants on Friday, a quilt day with cousins on Saturday, and My nephews baptism and buffet dinner on Sunday. I’m just kidding about buying new pants. In fact, I always avoid shopping on Black Friday. First of all, I can’t handle getting up that early, or all the crowds and long lines. I’d rather stay home and do this:
I got my Christmas tree set up in my studio, along with a few other decorations around the house. I’m also working on finishing up lots of quilting projects. First, a small runner from my book “On the Run”.
I’m also working on a few quilts out of my Wildflowers fabric. I will show you better pictures when they are completely finished, but in the meantime, here is what I have finished (or almost finished!) so far –
Modern Day Diamonds from my “Livin’ Large” book
Gettin’ Ziggy with It from my “Stop, Drop, and Roll” book
And lastly, the free pattern that will go with the fabric line.
I still have one more side to finish on the binding, but I’m almost there!
In the background you can see some blocks that I am playing with from my Sizzlin’ Sixties book. The book is written for 2 1/2″ strips, but just for fun, I thought I would try 1 1/2″ strips instead. The result is a harder block to make, but it makes up for that in cuteness. Somehow, everything is cuter in miniature.
I love these prints by Deb Strain. They are so bright, colorful and cheerful!
I’ve also been finishing up some knitting, but I’ll save that for another day. I have had so many projects going, that I honestly have to say it begins to feel like a burden. That’s when I know that I need to set aside some time and get some things finished. It really feels great to get a bunch of things done, so by the end of the week, I hope to feel even better! It seems like it’s been a long while since I had sat at the machine and worked on some projects.
What a great way to spend an afternoon . . . .