Monday, December 26, 2011

Crazy Quilt Journal Project

I've been neglecting my crazy quilting work for quite a while, now, and need a kick start to get going again. I've found just the thing: The Crazy Quilt Journal Project (CQJP). The plan is to create a 6x6 inch (minimum size) CQ block each month during 2012. Many other CQ enthusiasts are also joining in and there will be a CQJP blog which will foster discussion and allow links to each participant's own blog.

It sounds like great fun and the kick start I need. Now, to start pulling out all the CQ stash...........

Winter Thoughts and Acorns

I can't believe that we are nearing the end of December and we don't have any snow. There was the "Halloween Blizzard" but all of that snow is long gone. Now, don't get me wrong -- I'm not wanting snow. I'm just considering how odd it is to look out of the studio window and see green grass with all the bare trees and not a white wilderness. All in all, I rather prefer walking out to the studio without having to shovel, or slip and slide.

The other really odd thing about this year has been the absolute lack of acorns. Usually they carpet the driveway and at the edge of the forest, they are inches thick. Walking there is like walking on a pile of marbles -- dangerous! But not this year. There were virtually none on the driveway and only one here and there at the forest edge. I worry for the critters that depend on them for food...especially my favorite wild turkeys.

Friday, December 9, 2011


Will I get everything done?

Maybe next year I won't procrastinate so much. Maybe....

Long time favorite

Okay, the Holidays are fast approaching and it is time for me to remember my favorite "Christmas carol" .....and some great Holiday lighting. Turn up the sound, make the image go full screen, and enjoy.