I have mentioned this book on my blog before, Snowbound (1989). I adore this book and think it was the catalyst for my love of prim quilts. I have always wanted to make "Winter Quilt" from the book. (This may be the year of checking off some of those "I've always wanted to..."items) So I traced off onto fusible all the pieces and windowed them out. In the book the quilt is needleturn appliqued, but I am much too slow at that!!! The fusible looks like Swiss cheese, huh?
The applique can come from stash and hopefully, the block backgrounds can too. Maybe by next winter, it will be a snuggle quilt!
Some Goals. My husband gifted me with a MacBook for Christmas. I have been a long time Apple afficionado--having had 3 in the 80s and 90s. Then came the big Drought-Of-Software-Compatible-With-Mac years. Also, my school district went to an all PC format in the mid-90s. So since that time I have owned PCs. They're fine, but there's just something about a Mac! Of course, so many changes have come down, like the Leopard OS that I'll be on a learning curve for quite awhile. It will be a goal to get comfy with this new toy. Another goal will be to use my embroidery module more. To that end I am joining Bernina's Embroidery Club for the monthly meetings and demos. Should be fun. Another goal is to increase the number of items made for donation--quilted, knitted, and crocheted. Oh, there are the usual goals of more healthy eating, less spending on hobbies, more traveling, less kvetching about things out of my control, etc. etc. But these three are maybe actually attainable.
Shout out to Patti on her retirement!!!