I’m halfway through my Christmas vacation and ready for my vacation to start. Despite having the in-laws all week, I dedicated some time to me in my sewing room and have almost finished my Christmas quilt (it’s still Christmas until I take the tree down, right?)–just the binding to finish.
It warmed up enough last night and today for most of the ice come off the trees, and noisily slide off the roof, now rain tomorrow until a return to “it’s so cold my eyelashes are frozen”–perfect for snuggling under a quilt.
So along those lines, I made sure to pick up some more quilty books for my library. I have said it before, I like books, e-books are just not the same. Even with novels, I miss the weight of the book in my hand, and the sensory feedback of being almost to the end, and staying up just a little too late to finish that last chapter.
I definitely will be making a quilt from the Simply Retro book. I already have the fabric I want to use, fat quarters from Dowry by Anna Maria Horner, which I won from Anne at Play-Crafts during the Quilting Gallery Blog Hop in November. I will be adding other stash fabric in similar tones. And, just in case, I ordered more AMH fabric during the year-end sales.
I pre-ordered Vintage Quilt Revival from Indigo Books, but was happy to receive these both on Christmas Eve (in separate packages, I got my money’s worth from the free-shipping-with-minimum-order).
Linking up to Alyce at Blossom Heart Quilts, see you there!