I'm still here. I've been taking an unplanned blog break. I find after Christmas I need some down time. I've been reading a good book Edward Rutherfurd's "London". It's very involved and long, but good. I'm learning a lot. I'm on page 659 of 1124.
I have also been working on some projects. First I realized that I have not shown you any of my blocks from the block club that I attend on the first Saturday of every month at a local quilt shop. This year the program is called "Dusty Trails" and I must admitt the fabric is not my favorite, but the blocks are fun and interesting to make. This year we had a choice of Southwest fabrics, Cowboy fabric, or Batiks. I choose the batiks hoping to avoid the cowboy theme...didn't work! Here's the first four blocks.
I've also been working on a UFO. I started this quilt about five years ago and then had to set it aside. I had already finished the blocks including the machine applique, so it I just had to put them together and quilt the project. Here's where I am now.
All the quilting to this point has been in the ditch or closely around the appliques, but I think I'll add some fancy stuff soon.
I'm also nearly finished with the planning stage of a Block of the Month series for this blog. I hope to get the blocks up about the twentieth day of each month, so stay tuned.
I won one of the traveling stash boxes that are circulating in blog land and will be adding to that and having a drawing for it in the next couple of days.