Ever have a problem with adult kids either not getting along?? I'm not going to get into any in depth conversation today but I just wanted you to know how much I appreciated our calm and mostly fun Thanksgiving. I hope yours was equally wonderful, whether you had company, stayed home or went to a restaurant with just the two of you (or by yourself!!).
My dh and I went up to Napa on Sunday and went wine tasting (one of our favorite things to do. No, I'm not an alcoholic!! We enjoy buying -- and drinking-- wine! VBG). Napa is a beautiful place to visit, especially off-season. I saw this in one of the wineries. I have a lot of corks I've been saving for Emma's preschool and think I could put this together. Isn't it really darling??? Definitely NOT for $295, though!
I have done a little sewing. The next Primitive Gatherings block was finished while we were driving up to Napa. You may notice that two leaves are a bit lighter... GRRR. When I was almost done, I realized I was missing two leaves so I had to wait until I got home and found some scrap wool to use. Oh well.
My DiFord Mountmellick quilt is not getting done very quickly. I did cut the first border stripe and settled on the half moons; then I started playing around with flowers. They are just glued on to play around with the colors. I didn't realize how popular this quilt was. There is apparently a Facebook group (should I be surprised??) which did this quilt when it was first published.
My quilt of valor is the project I've been working on in my spare time. It's been challenging because I don't have a pattern. I saw the quilt online and am replicating it. I think I mentioned that it's a Primitive Gatherings pattern and when I called them to ask them the width of their strips, they REFUSED to tell me, letting me know I could BUY the pattern. I was disappointed, to tell you the truth. I decided to just keep my strips at 2" cut, but then I'm cutting the squares down to 7-1/2". My challenge has been the light triangles. They are actually squares and I'm sewing them on as squares. I'm not used to sewing setting triangles as squares!! vbg. I will just chop them off after all the rows are sewn together. I'm liking it and It's great to be using up some fabrics I had gotten for another project (a kit) I have no intention of making!! I'm sure this quilt isn't making a dent in my stash (seriously!) but I did get rid of the kit I had, so that's a good thing!
Can you believe it's December already???