Waking to snow – finally!  There’s not really enough to speak of, but it made my heart happy.  Watching Tula’s reaction to this first time event was hilarious.  Even after she returned to the house she raced from window to window barking madly at the white landscape.  It took a long time for her to realize that it wasn’t coming indoors to get her!

Instead of racing around on slippery surfaces, I ditched the chores and parked myself in front of the sewing machine and HOUSE reruns.  Happiness.  Many cups of tea later (have you ever had Harney blends?) and with the afternoon light fading, I had a nice little start to a gender-less baby quilt.  (I miss House.  Why won’t they bring him back?)DSCN9198DSCN9197DSCN9199DSCN9201I hope to finish the top today and if the sun ever makes an appearance, I’ll take some photos.  My daughter is opening her Etsy shop soon and has agreed to carry my goods.  I’ll post the information as soon as she is up and running.  Because she will be offering baby shower gifts and the like, I also gathered together someDSCN9202 old favorites …Do you remember ‘Appleville’ by Kaufmann?   I love this line so much and have been hoarding saving it for something special.  Well, my saving-it-for-something-special fabric bundles are getting out of control and threatening to swallow up the sewing room!  You’ll be seeing more of my pretties in the new year.  I hope.  Yes, you will.  I think I can…

While we are on the subject of hoarding collecting, do you remember this Cotton and Steel print?DSCN9204It’s really the most magnificently creepy design cast in a fabulous indigo that December’s half-light won’t allow me to capture.  I know that I am going to have to cut into it in the coming new year.  A shirt?  A tunic?  PJ’s?

It occurs to me that I never posted my grab bag gift from our Guild Christmas event.  I drew a high number and had to wait a bit … oh, was that wait ever worth it!  I chose this beauty –DSCN9186DSCN9187My friend and machine quilter extraordinaire, Kristin McLoughlin (dba Under the Rainbow Quilting) created this wonderful 18″ pillow, backed with a pale blue chambray that I cannot stop admiring!  It may be Essex linen – I’m not sure, but I am sure that I love it and can hardly wait to place it on a couch where it can be admired by all.  For the moment it rests atop my sewing table where you-know-who cannot snaggle it.  Tula is caught up in an advanced chewing stage.DSCN9203She has been very destructive with her toys, with Harley’s toys, with my threads, with any little thing that drops to the floor!  Shoes are in special danger.  Pillows and blankets have become targets.  She’s something else.

To my friend Lally who faces surgery today – I love you and am keeping you in my thoughts and my prayers.


About jody

mother of two amazing individuals, daughter, sister, artist, partner - devoted to knitting, quilting, gardening,writing,painting, reading, sewing, longing to live by the sea
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5 Responses to saving-it-for-something-special

  1. Colleen says:

    lol, Tula is looking mighty guilty about something ! I’m feeling a bit guilty too (not), I’ve given in to the fabric collection “pie making day”, Hawthorne has it marked down. about your previous post – old friends are truly golden, aren’t they


    • jody says:

      I love Pie Making Day Colleen – and you will too – the colors are so rich. If you run out and need extra, let me know. I made a small piece before the line came out and have leftovers!!! Which reminds me …. I should finish that sucker!


  2. Colleen says:

    I do remember your PMDay blocks and look forward to seeing them all stitched up. Thanks for the offer. As usual, I bought the fabric without a plan. I’m so slow at projects that it may be sometime before I even begin 🙂


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