I love to collect quotes. When I retired four years ago, a friend gave me a little Mary Engelbreit journal titled, "Nothing Is Worth More Than This Day." I have used it ever since to write down quotes that affect me. This is one I came across some time ago on the internet, "Imagination needs moodling--long, inefficient, happy idling, dawdling and puttering." I had never heard the word "moodling" before. It's not in the dictionary! So I guess the author (Brenda Ueland) coined it. I think it really describes what I have been doing in my sewing room lately!! Lots of inefficient idling and puttering. But what fun. I am proud to report that yesterday I got both the inner and outer borders sewn onto Lee's Surrender--and the backing sewn together!!! It is ready to hand off to my longarmer. As a reward to myself, I "moodled" in the sewing room this morning. I pulled out the wonky house and just started adding pieces with abandon. Don't know what will happen next with it. Nothing really needs to happen next, for that matter! But it was a relaxing way to spend some time. Tomorrow the borders for the Birds and Roses are on the agenda. Hopefully this weekend I'll get out to some quilt shops to continue the search for shades of teal for DS#1's Storm At Sea. The second photo is from the new Quilt It for Christmas magazine that I found at the grocery store yesterday. I just love the sweetness and simplicity of it and it is now "on the list"!! I have gotten pretty blase about a lot of the quilt magazines lately, but this one really grabbed me. The cover quilt is wonderful, too. It is a Primitive Pieces by Lynda design called Cranbrook Christmas--just stunning. There were several others I just loved. Too many quilts, not enough time.