A pinning session to prepare the pineapple top for quilting. As I pin I tend to contemplate the quilting design. Usually I am inspired and figure out what to quilt, but not this time. So I haven't made a start to this one.
The water color banner was pinned too, so I will quilt it up first.
The wild geese are just hanging in strips on the design wall. I lost my drive to see them fly. But they do need to get sewn at least into a top.
The Therapy Quilt of circles is waiting on binding....I will cut that today.
Sir Old Man was heading out to the Big Box store and I hitched a ride so he could stop at the quilt shop. My excuse was that I needed a new pair of machingers---gloves for quilting. My old pair has holes in two fingers and are bad!
A few fat quarters became the second excuse......just because they were purple! And all fabrics were on sale, I just had not shared that tidbit of information with him.
The new adventure is under cover. I got pulled in by the thought of
the aroma of fresh baking sourdough bread.
It is Catpatches fault. Barbara has been sharing her adventures and breads she is working on. Then she shared details of starting some sourdough starter for a virtual bake at the facebook group..
My starter has died and could not be brought back to life. So I figured it was a good time to try again. The first few days were touchy and nothings seemed to be happening. I decided to hang on and then got the bright idea to put the bowl onto a cutting board instead of sitting on the cool granite countertop. That helped a lot. This is now day 4 and I have bubbles and it has begun to increase in size. Today I will discard half and feed it....mix and let sit. Hoping to get the yeasty aroma soon. Baking begins next week, and I want to have plenty to share with the neighbors that have been so good to us especially this year. I also plan to save an freeze some of the starter via method that Judy at Patchwork Times shared.
And the last new thing is one to share......The Solstice Sew Along with Pat Sloan. She is offering a new pattern each week--12'' block-- and the goal is 25 blocks in 6 months. Make all of them or make the ones you like, just be sure to download and save the patterns. They are very good. There is a linky too and it is good to see all the color combinations being used.
And that wraps up my year of 2016.
My word was Enjoy.....and it should have been persevere. Next year I will move forward, being stronger and the best me I can.
Wishing all a Happy New Year and health for each one.