Of COURSE there's cake.
Mum had a great birthday, and it's not over yet, as we're taking her Monday evening to see Star Wars. I'm not really looking forward to this one - if you've seen it, don't spoil it for me, but you can tell me if it's better than the last one.
It's been a busy few weeks. I've been working feverishly on the new, free BOM Jenny and I will be doing next year, starting in January, Postcards From Heaven [there's a button on my sidebar!]. Unfortunately, I haven't worked on my Scrappy Harvest, there's always someone sleeping at my house [lots of shift work] and I hardly get to turn on my sewing machine.
Which brings me to next year's goals.
I've always wanted to learn needle-turn applique. This is the year. I gave myself an early Christmas gift, a one-month trial subscription to The Quilt Show. [Can't afford a year of it.] I'm watching all the applique shows, and am learning a lot. I haven't started actually appliqueing yet, but I plan to after Christmas is over.
Needle-turn is a slow art, especially when compared to fusible! But that's another goal of mine, to slow down and really enjoy what I make. I don't want to rush my projects anymore. I'd rather count happy hours than finished projects, if I'm not going to enjoy the process, then why bother? Plus, I can hand-applique quietly while others are sleeping.
How about you? Do you have any quilty goals for next year? Anything new you want to learn? I'd love to hear about it.
I'll leave you with a picture of a very happy Snickers - she was so glad to see me, she jumped up in my lap and hugged my arm. AFTER we played "tunnel".
See you soon!