Sunday, November 18, 2012

a verb for making warmth

Exciting times around here - the darling daughter returned, driving through the night, stealthy, fooling all.  And she is here, she is home.  A chip off the old block - packing her car beyond its limits, motoring from south Florida - a 24 hour journey accomplished in one shot.  Truthfully, she is braver than anyone I know.  Happy beyond expression.

So there has been baking and consuming  - fresh spinach with artichoke hearts ... a big hit!

And sewing, of course -

It's beginning to feel a bit like Christmas.

There are holiday gnomes in the sewing room!  I want to place them in everything that I am creating!  A visit to the FatQuarter site is in order as I have no green or aqua gnomes.  I hope that they still have some in stock because, as usual, I was late to this party and unaware of Monica's wonderful designs until just recently.  Mine is an imperfect world - if I spent the time navigating quilting blogs that I'd like to, there would be precious little time left for quilting!  It's the dread Day Job.  It spoils everything!

A special gift for a special couple - almost ready to send.

I wanted to finish this today as we have brilliant sunshine and breeze enough to dry this, but my finger aches from too many hours of stitching binding.  I have to take a break.  Also - I need to find a thimble that I can wear and any suggestions would be gratefully accepted.  The solid sterling one that I adore makes me fumble and feel clumsy, and so out of control.  The suede always surprises me with a dreadful jab when the black clover quilting needle finds its way though!  And the plastic is just not my cup of tea!  But this is -

I loved making this tiny quilt!


Loretta a/k/a Mrs. Pom said...

A joyous post! So happy to see the food and the fabric and the family together. Lovely!

Wendy Luane Barber said...

That pie looks so yummy. Oh my! Glad everyone enjoyed it. I'm going to have to try that one.