Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! Ours was quiet, but very fun. We were invited to friends' homes on Christmas Eve and Christmas night and had a wonderful time at each place.
It seems like December flew by in a blink of an eye, didn't it? Is that a sign of getting older? LOL This "between" week seems to be the week to look ahead and look forward to accomplishing goals in the new year. As always, I want and NEED to finish up projects that have been laying around or packed in bins much too long. I think I'll spend some time over the next few days looking through those old projects and deciding which ones to focus on. I've also realized that there are some things that I know I'm just not excited about anymore and I need to pass those on to someone who would enjoy them and finish them. LOL
I also have a few must do's already on my list. One is this quilt for my nephew's 16th birthday. I assembled the center part of the top at retreat last year...in May!! Why do I let things sit? LOL Oh, maybe because my house was packed up the week after retreat. :P
Anyway...the pattern is Yellow Brick Road and last night I added the final two borders...I needed this quilt to be BIG as my nephew is already 6 feet tall. It measures about 85" long, so hopefully that will work. I think I'll quilt it with black thread and the binding will be the same black as that skinny border. My hubby really likes this quilt already...so hopefully it actually makes it to my nephew. LOL If you click on the pic, you can see the fabrics are all outdoors-y type...but I hope it doesn't look Christmas-y. :( It seems more Christmas-y in this pic than it does in real life. Oh well....it is what it is.
Speaking of Christmas...here is a Christmas quilt I forgot to add to this post. This is another one that is hanging year round in my quilting room, so I overlooked it before. This was a free monthly stitchery from Gail Pan about 6 years ago. I love the little embroidery blocks, but I wasn't thrilled with how I chose to set it at first. But over the years, it's grown on me. :)
Do you have a Hobby Lobby near you? I remember I visited my first Hobby Lobby at our first duty assignment back in 1985 in Texas. I loved that store! Since they were mostly in the mid-west/southern states at that time, as we moved around, I was rarely near another one...I might be lucky if I went once a year while at retreat in Indiana. Finally, I live in a town with a Hobby Lobby!! :) I found a few fun things there yesterday...look at this spool rack. I have it hanging just outside my sewing room as I don't have much wall space inside my room...but it's perfect for my totes!
I just love the spools...
I found this flag decor in the clearance aisle...I've been looking for something for this wall in our breakfast nook and this was exactly what I had in mind. Yay!
I also found this pen holder or whatever you call it...but I liked it because it looks like a British phone booth and it'll be a perfect gift for a certain someone that lives in England right now! (I hope she doesn't read this!)
I can't leave without posting one kitty pic...
Hope you all have a wonderful week!