I hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas. We had lots of good times with family and friends for Christmas. Now we are getting ready for the New Year's company that arrives this afternoon for a few days at Wilder's Last Resort.
Remember this quilt from last month....Winterset? I had to put her away during the Holidays, but she's back. I'm teaching this at the shop in February, so I have to get my act together and finish the quilt and the pattern directions.
I decided to surround her with pinwheels to carry the windmill theme out to the borders. I would take a few minutes each day between all the company and Christmas preparations and make a pinwheel or five and they are almost done.
I took my sister down to In Between Stitches to shop before Christmas, and she found this fabulous little diagonal check that isn't in the Blueberry Crumb Cake line. This fabric is going to make it into the quilt one way or the other. My sister is going to make this quilt so she is going to be my Pattern Test Dummy....she thinks that is an honor.....we'll just let her think that now won't we! She has never done applique. In fact she is scared to death of applique so that will be the first hurdle.
Our dear friends arrive this afternoon for three days of rest and relaxation. Our friends are Santa Mike and Mrs. Mike. (Santa is the one with the twinkle in his eye.) My sister will be arriving today too. I can't guarantee another post until after New Year's since we will be busy playing games, hiking and throw in a meal or two.
There isn't a hint of snow at the cabin.....nothing, zip, zilch, nada. We should be sledding and snowshoeing this time of year. Instead all I see are pine needles! The dreaded pine needles. We have been known to do some sledding down the hill on top of the pine needles, but they can get a little pokey and the needles can travel up your pant legs.....which isn't too pleasant.
Take care everyone and many blessings to you for a wonderful New Year!