Many of my blogging friends have been considering their Word for 2016. Something I've not done before, but considering it seems pretty harmless and doesn't require keeping up with a BOM or mystery quilt-along, I think we'll join in for 2016. So, the word from here is Thankfulness - for each day of life, for our family, our church friends near and far, blogging buddies, for the luxury of being retired and (almost) able to have enough time to quilt to my heart's content.
So, the other night after our houseful of guests including four of the grandkids and two (large) grand-dogs had left, I found myself with nothing prepped for evening stitching! Let me just say that was a most empty feeling - that needed immediate fixing. So, by the next evening my recliner looked something like this.
Current quilt in the hand-held hoop is my version of Country Roads from Lori's Humble Quilts fall quiltalong. I've so enjoyed making this little quilt top and look forward to seeing it finished and gracing the antique table next to the recliner. Though difficult to see in the next photo the central pieced block is now quilted with cross-hatching through the small four-patches and the setting squares are marked with a feathery stencil.
After a week of being way behind on stitching my Quilty 365 circles, they are finally caught up again! This week after Christmas is a time of reflection and several of the circle fabrics have a softer, antique-y feel. This next one was chosen for Christmas night, when we experienced a gorgeous full moon and starlit sky, so bright we could see the surrounding mountains clearly.
See you next year!