Time flies….

The holiday season certainly makes the time fly by! I returned from my trip to the East Coast just over a week ago and immediately got into holiday preparations and a quick drive over to Seattle. The trip back East was extremely busy. I packed up about 10 boxes of household items to ship out to Spokane. They have all arrived safely and our second house feels more and more like a home. While I was in NYC, I did manage to visit a few places in the garment district and couldn’t resist picking up some additional fabrics.

These will work wonderfully in my hand stitching projects:

Elegant white cottons


And, this piece of cotton fabric from Japan may just show up in some of my art quilts as well!

Japanese cotton print

For now, it found its first application in a piece that I have been stitching for the past month for the end table by my bed in our new home.


Despite all the chaos of the past few weeks, I have been steadily working on projects and the piece for my nightstand is now complete:

bedside table cover

While home in Victor, I also stopped in my favorite antique mall to see if there were any new finds. I am taking another stitching class with Karen Ruane in January called Patched Pockets.  A theme in the class involves using vintage hankies. I think these will work nicely in the class:

Vintage hankies

Amidst all this activity, I have been gradually developing a plan for the new year but am not quite ready to commit it to print! Perhaps by next week!

Wishing the best for everyone in this holiday season!

Snow covered pines

View from my studio today



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  1. Time certainly does fly!! Especially during the holiday season. Your fabrics are lovely. I look forward to seeing how you use them all. I am also eager to see how you use the vintage handkerchiefs in the class you are taking. I really like the piece you did for your nightstand. The view from your studio is breathtaking!

  2. What wonderful fabrics — and so perfect for that pretty table-topper. I look forward to seeing how the hankie class works out. I’ve collected several for a piece I want to do to honour my mother in 2016 (her centennary). Merry Christmas to you and yours in your snowy woodland home! 🙂

  3. Your table-topper is wonderfully delicate. Have a Merry Christmas and enjoy your gorgeous snow.

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