Agghhh! Look who's breathing down my neck... err, I mean, "spurring me on to greatness!" I picked up this little guy as a fun pre-holiday-decorating decoration to tide over my anxious-to-deck-the-halls kiddos (yes, because I'm one of those people who simply *adores* *loves* *delights in* festooning the house with twinkling Christmas trimmings but fervently believes the process has to wait till after we put away the turkey!), but anyway, then I realized how much more helpful he might be sitting next to my sewing machine keeping me on task. I love his little "hello! yoo-hoo!" wave, gently reminding me lest I forget who's schedule I'm really on right now. Oh, so speaking of schedules...
Today's the day! I'm off to my "Great Beginnings" class - my very first long arm quilting experience - at Cotton Weeds Quilt Shop. I've been looking forward to making the time for this for a while, and since I committed to it as a goal during the SWC series (more about that here), I went ahead and booked the class and chose the quilt I'm making with S'More Love to take along. I know it probably won't turn out exactly as I envision (topic for the SWC "perfection" post perhaps??) but it'll be a great intro and will get me a step closer to another finished holiday gift. And Mr. 40-Days-To-Go will like that!
Here's a teensy little sneakity-peak of what I'm hoping will be my first pattern released this winter! Cobblestone Quilters had an "Every Woman Has a Story" challenge for November's meeting, and while I didn't quite finish it in time to show a completed project to the group, I was at least spurred to get underway, and I'm very pleased with what I have so far! Better yet, my husband is pleased. He rarely voices much opinion either way about the projects I'm working on (steak is more his thing - he'd ooh and ahh over some rib eye, but he's not nearly as interested in fabric ; ) yet this he has complimented repeatedly.
Last but not least, my Pile O'Fabric weekly Stash Share! I really liked this week's palette, especially pomegranate - a favorite fruit and favorite color in our house : )
(l-r) unknown, Technicolor by Emily Herrick, also Technicolor by Emily Herrick, Glimma by Lotta Jansdotter, and Storybook VIII by Windham Fabrics