My excuse for not posting for so long is "life". Lots of things going on, but no one big thing to post about.
Took a quick round trip from MI to FL to GA and then on to OH and back again with some visiting and shopping interspersed throughout.
We had a wonderful Christmas celebrating with the whole family.
Guild-wise, I did a trunk show with my mini group and pulled quilts from the last 20 years when we had first met. It was a success.
We had our charity sew-day where we worked on twin-sized quilts exclusively for aged-out foster kids. I still have those quilts coming in. That, too, was a success.
The two Christmas gifts I was working on were a couple of scrappy pieced fabrics made into large make-up bags.
I got a cashmere mitten kit for Christmas and made those up before the end of the year.
I am still working on my sweater, just not with a whole lot of gusto.
Next step for this sweater is the colorwork on the cuffs.
The one thing that I have really put my nose to the grindstone on is when I pulled my quilts (some UFOs) for out trunk show, I found 4-5 blocks from a class I took in 2005 from Karen Stone ....The New York Beauty. 2005!!! Good grief. Would you believe I have been collecting batiks until most recently as 2021 for that quilt? I guess it was time to get this one in motion again.
I am at 43 blocks at this point. The plan was to do 72 blocks, 8x9 blocks/rows; but I have five rows of 8 already sewn together and I am thinking that I might be happy with just 7 rows. I will see once I get closer to the finish line. I am enjoying making this one and it makes me wonder why I put it away for so long especially since I was still collecting fabric.