edited to add: my Etsy shop is open again… Christmas threadholders on the way soon ;)
I started this Pine Mountain pillow kit on the way home from Branson and wasn’t crazy about the colors… I continued on with it this afternoon but I have to quit. That pink is seriously bothering me, and paired with that yellow? Ick. I’ll be ripping out those presents and re-doing them, hopefully in time for Christmas.
Now I love the colors on this tote bag that my friend Sandy made for me… WOW. What a super gift! (and a super friend) We stopped at a couple of quilt shops on the way to our retreat and this display in the window of one of them caught my eye:
Giggle. I passed on the ‘firefighters in various stages of undress’ fabric, but I did find some Christmas paisley, some groovy autumnal dots, a bit more of the Blackbird Designs sampler fabric, and several random fat quarters along with some vintage Santa prints and two Moda charm packs that I’ve had my eye on:
It has turned gray and cold here and I’m feeling so… what’s the word? Reclusive, I guess. I just want to put on my warm jammies and get a cup of tea or coffee and stitch. I’ve always disliked the start of winter and it’s getting worse as I get older. Once winter is really here and I get used to it, I’m just fine (in fact I enjoy snowy scenery) but that first cold snap sure throws me for a loop!