Time’s flying quickly and it’ll be Christmas before we know it. I went to two Christmas parties Saturday and have three this weekend, then I’m done.

I personally call this time of the year my “quilting season” as I spend a lot more time than usual with my sewing machine and less time stitching. I saw this great quilt at the retreat I went to last month and just had to make it for myself. I finished the top and now will quilt it myself on the machine – it’s called Midnight Stars and was so fun to make. It was like instant gratification – quick and done! I must make more small quilts!

Here’s my Midnight Stars (can’t remember the name of the designer) – it makes me happy to just look at it!

I then pulled out blocks for a larger quilt I last worked on four years ago – I’ve sewed all the rows and now have to finish sewing the rows together. I’m committed to getting some quilt UFOs done – I have too many! I know I’m in good company! Here’s my Farmer’s Wife quilt – rows to sew and then there will be a border added. My setting triangles are lighter than I think they should be so I may end up dying the quilt with tan Rit dye after it’s done to give it a more aged look – time will tell.

I’ve been stitching a little bit – good news about my missing threads. My mom found them in one of her projects – no idea how they got there but I was oh so happy to have them back! Since I was with out them for two weeks, I did get a lot of the black (boring stitching) borders done since that thread wasn’t lost! I’ll show you another round and remind you this won’t be released for months! I could have stopped here for a small design about 5×5 which would be great for a box top. BUT I want a larger design and have too many ideas for more rounds – there are at least two more and I’m doing them one at a time, making up the squares as I go – it’s really fun and believe it or not, I’m only using 12 colors so far.

Hope you’re enjoying a little time with a needle during this busy holiday season! 
Kathy

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