Monday night before Thanksgiving and the pressure is on! I haven’t mopped my kitchen floor or finished dusting and let’s not even talk about the laundry piling up! Yikes! So instead of caring about any of these major tasks, I’ve been quilting:
- I’m teaching a friend how to quilt. She’s making the same quilt that my quilt mentor used to teach me: Turning Twenty Again. Honestly, this pattern is a classic and Kelly used her great eye for color and selected a lovely blue and tan fabric palette with some help from the excellent staff at Material Rewards. Kelly has done a wonderful job of cutting her pieces and yesterday we worked on laying them out. I can’t wait to see the final product.
- I gathered up some pre-cut 2.5″ squares and got to work creating a Thanksgiving colored pillow cover for my living room. I did some walking foot quilting using a free spool of thread that I received when Cindy and I took a quilting class in Chicago last March. I’m loving the luster that this spool of Superior Threads provides! Note to self: up my thread game in the new year — my thread stash is very low and boring.
- Cindy and I are so excited about the start of the virtual cookie exchange blog hop that starts next week. Carol from Just Let Me Quilt is a master at organizing fun hops! We can’t wait to show you what we’re cooking up.
- Remember how I told you that I was sick of orange colors and I was ready to work on something red? Well, look what I decided to make for Easter: <sigh> This is a draft of a carrot block for a teeny tiny bunny quilt. I might need an orange intervention.
- My Texas bestie received her quilted tree skirt on Saturday and she was thrilled. I can’t wait to see pictures of it in action (after she returns from a December trip to China — I’m glad I don’t live that life any more!!!)
I know that counting my blessings will take a long time. I hope you feel the same way about yours. Happy pre-Thanksgiving.