Well, I went with simple. I decided this gridded fabric would work the best and not compete with the houses. Now I can really get going with the January instructions. They have already sent out the February instructions, so I feel behind. But I'm not. I'm sure I'll get caught up.
Here is my first official finish of the year. I made the quilt top years ago and had it quilted in December. Finally, I got the binding stitched down. I love spiderweb quilts; this one is a lap size, perfect for little Mickey.
I used Kaffe fabric with a fun color of grunge.
As I've been working on Winter Blues, I've been pulling some fun white based neutrals to use. I pulled this one yesterday - isn't it adorable??? I love it! Don't ask me details - there was no selvage on it. I think I bought it in Houston, a fun place to collect white neutrals.
Look how much progress I've made! This is coming together quickly. I thought it would take much longer. I'm not sure how big I'll make it, but I think I'm about 2/3 done with the size I want.
Our little dachshund, Mickey, is getting old. At over 13 years old, he has not been sleeping well, which means we have not been sleeping well. The vet prescribed him sleeping/anxiety pills. From a description of his behavior (incessant barking if he's not held constantly), the vet says he most likely has a severe case of separation anxiety and dementia. The pills are helping some. I also bought him a pet heating pad - he's learning to be happy on it when I want to sew. Slowly he's making progress.