I received my first quilted postcard in the mail right before Christmas and it was such a nice surprise! Sheila, from Sheila's Quilt World, created a very unique Christmas postcard for me. Thanks so much, Sheila, for brightening my day.
On another happy note, Cindy, from the Fluffy Sheep Quilting Blog, sent me a colorful assortment of solid fat quarters as a thank you for me mailing her some handspun Corriedale yarn. I can hardly wait to create something new for my kitchen with them! Thanks, Cindy, for the fabric gift.
My two oldest sons win the patience award, as they spent hours every ski day taking photos and videos. Kudos to you both, Aaron and Zach, for being such great photographers. I thought in the future I'd share some of the videos/photos that they took. I don't know how they do it, snowboarding while filming, as I'd probably run off the slope!
I've been working on a gray variegated wool (Patons Kroy FX Sock Yarn in Clay Colors) sock using a new pattern from the book, Toe-Up 2-at-a-Time Socks, by Melissa Morgan-Oakes. The pattern is Seagrass, and it forms an interesting texture that runs up the socks. I have one sock done, and I'm just starting the toe to the second one. Unlike the book, I just knit them one at a time using a long circular needle.
In quilting news, I'm back to piecing hexies along with working on the mariner's compass quilt. What can I say? Hexies are just fun. I've been watching football bowl games at night and I sew hexies while watching. I want to make a quilt for our living room using a wool batting, so that we have something warm and soft to snuggle under.
The other day it snowed in the valley and in the mountains. Can you see me smiling? Fresh powder!! That's what I'm talking about. We'll be heading up the mountain to do some flying on our skis. Yes, I smile the whole time :-)
Have a great day,