There has been a lot of catching up on projects, planning new ones, and basically just getting all my ducks in a row...
My drafting table has been getting a work out and I have some fun new projects planned when our new fabric lands on our doorstep. Whee!
Here is how I have been spending my evenings after all the "work" has been done....
The end to Mrs. Billings is fast approaching. I have half of the last border done.
This is exactly how I left it last night before I went to bed. No cleaning up work areas to take pictures! No, not me! This is the real world. Notice the polka dotted quilt over the sofa so doggie nails don't puncture the leather. I'm very anxious to get Mrs. Billings finished, yet and I am very sad to see this journey end. It's been great fun.
I put on the border to the Love Letters quilt and it's ready to go to Kari to baste it for me. I'll have another hand quilting project for these winter evenings. Let me tell ya - there may not be a better enticement to hand quilt a quilt than the polar vortex.
This quilt was designed by our colleagues Barb and Alma of Blackbird Designs. The pattern is in the book When The Cold Wind Blows. Pretty fitting. These sad photos are by me on this cold, snowy day.
I used a black fabric from our Bar Harbor line and some turkey reds from the Howard Marcus collection Friendship. I also used some other turkey reds, blues and yellows from a long gone Windham Fabrics collection. I just need to piece the back. This quilt is pretty big.
Also - We are going to be having a sale in our Etsy Store on Cyber Sunday and Monday. Everything there will be 20% off for those 2 days. It might be nice to stock up on hoops, needles, and patterns before the next snow storm.