Ahhh the New Year has brought a whirlwind of activity for me!! I can't believe it's already the middle of the month. I thought I'd share a sampling of the multitude of things capturing my attention and "spare" time.
Preparing new wool designs / samples for an upcoming Fiber Fest!
Dear Jane-Just Takes 2 and Sentimental Stitches have reproduced the pattern and offer a block a month for free!
Although Brenda did a fantastic job of mimicking the original first block "Apple Pie Ridge Star" (see it in the upper left corner of the quilt picture above), I wasn't happy with the chunky style. Several ladies did investigative work and found various versions of the block online -- so I decided to put my own twist on it. The pattern is free for the taking -- but to stay true to the rules of the game - I will leave it available until the end of the month. The pattern has been uploaded to the Just Takes 2 Facebook page and well as the Just Takes 2 Yahoo Group page. If you don't have access to either and would like this block -- leave me a message (be sure you are not a NO-REPLY blogger) and I'll send you the PDF - but only until the end of January, 2014.
Oh and the snowstorms brought many opportunities to watch the beautiful birds that frequent our yard.
Northern Cardinals (Male and Female)
their pictures and read more here: Chief was shown on my first ever blog post - gosh I miss him. I leave you with the sunrise that greeted me this morning - a reminder of their beauty!