Although we are into the second week of the new year, I can't say much is new. Holly and Bailey are now established members of our family. Holly seems to be able to squeeze herself into the tiniest sliver of space between my DH and I to sleep at night. She has an enormous fascination with the toilet and basically runs the show. Bailey is more aloof. He sleeps at the bottom of the bed. He just follows his sister around and deliberates over whether to get involved in her hijinx or not. They seem to be keeping each other amused during the day and we haven't had any huge kitty catastrophes...yet. :)
On the quilty front, I finished my Christmas quilt for Bob this weekend including sleeve and label. LOL. Well better late than never. I will post a picture this week once we hang it. I am putting together a class demo for my friend, Diane's shop on the use of Angelina Fibers. Having lots of fun with that!
I am planning my projects for our quilting weekend at the end of January. I cut two lap quilts last night from a pattern called Crazy Eights. It uses 8 FQs. I cut one from homespun and plaids to give my DH for our anniversary. He has been complaining the quilt on our sofa is too short. I also cut one from lighter plaids for the spring.
I have picked out my medallion pattern for our Round Robin which starts in February. It's not supposed to be larger than 18' on a side but mine is 16 by 24 and I AM IN LOVE WITH IT. So, I will have to do a little whining to the other members when we exchange.
I also picked up a Moda panel of Valentine postcards which I cut up and will be playing with over the next couple of weeks. I got some groovy Art Glitter that I want to try on them!
And, I am starting a Art Journal class on Saturday at a cool quilt shop in Northhampton, MA. which is about an hour from my location in CT. There are three of us going from my guild so we will take turns driving. It's a once a month class for a couple of hours on a Saturday. I'm really looking forward to that.
I also am knitting a hat for my son which I promised him last year. I've had to start it THREE times but I seem to be on the right track now. If I can only get my kitties to stop swatting at my needles!!
Sewww, I guess I have a few things in the works. I find the winter months difficult. The lack of sunshine, the early setting of the sun, not to mention the cold weather (though we have escaped the cold so far here in CT). The winter has an adverse effect on me. I have a hard time motivating myself to do much of anything and feel grumpy most of the time. I wish I could hibernate til April. Ironically, my birthday is in JANUARY.
Well, enuf of this!
Maybe, a gratitude will help. I am thankful for:
1. my new little kitties,
2. my patient husband,
3. my quilting friends here at home and the internets..