For Christmas, my sweet daughter gave me a book that I have been lusting for. It is by Carol Doak and is on paper piecing. Paper piecing is my secret passion. I have DOZENS, literally DOZENS of UFO's in drawers, totes, just waiting for me to find their mates.
Here are the latest ones I have started on this week from the book Sarah gave me:
the block has no name, just a number in the book. I am making it very scrappy as you can see. I have more scraps than anything. Love to mix stuff up. Literally! Unlike my granny before me, I don't use too many older clothes in my quilting, although I do shop the thrifts for special and faded cottons. Hard to find all cotton these days even in the thrifts. I am not sure just what I will create with these. These blocks are 4". I will need a LOT more to really do anything with them. Not sure, but I do like this little pattern.
Now for those of you who think I have completely forgotten and disrespected you because I haven't mentioned the drawing from BEFORE Christmas, let me assure you, my son did pull the winning name from a basket. I just had to find that little piece of paper. If you could see my desk at the moment you would tell me to PUT THE COFFEE DOWN. to which I would reply - No one's going anywhere until I get my second cup of coffee. Really, friends, as much as I love the hustle and bustle of the holidays, I am glad to sweep them away for a while. I am still discovering little things that I forgot to wrap. I like the fact that I am already ahead for this next year. Hey, I have to think positive, right?! So, Kat Fasano, be on the lookout for an email from me.
Also, would love for y'all to go and visit -The Humble Arts - www.thehumblearts.com - Our January issue has started; already things getting sold out! We upload each Monday, so be sure and check back this next Monday. Perhaps if I can remember, I will remind you then!