Today I am sending off (if I can find boxes big enough) about a year's worth of projects, drawings, stuff to Kansas City Star for a book. Polly has shipped off all her stuff last week. It's good to finally be finished and the wait between now and the eventual publication date will be too long. So, the year of secret projects and vague hints will continue. Sorry.
After the trip to Texas for the wedding, I have several big projects to start in the new year, one of which is the dreaded taxes. The less said about that the better. So, the Christmas shopping is done, as is the Christmas baking. What to do??
First of all, I have finished off a half done applique block that has been hanging around my coffee table/antique red wagon for months.
That makes 4 blocks done - out of the nine. The pattern is from Barb and Alma's "When the Cold Wind Blows" and it is the Love Letters quilt. This quilt is for nothing special at all. No deadline. No agenda. It just makes me happy. I don't get to stitch on it very often, but it is such a treat when I do. I believe I will design a new border to go with Barb and Alma's blocks. I have no idea yet, but I'll let the idea stew for a bit longer before I get out the paper and pencil.
There is also another project that languished in the red wagon this year..... a scrap quilt that I am hand quilting. It was my prototype for the Patrick's Patchwork pattern.
The next few evenings will find me quilting on this. All the while, letting my mind wander to the newer, larger projects in 2011. Happy stitching.
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