Since returning from Winter Retreat with Miss Stacy of Buttermilk Basin earlier in January, I have done little besides wool projects. This wool heart that was the project for our final day with Miss Stacy is ready to be stitched into a pillow. The pattern for this can be purchased here.
Miss Stacy is sponsoring a free BOM mystery quilt (you know, those things I am NOT doing this year?) on her blog. I have January's block ready to blanket stitch. I don't consider this a "true" mystery because you can see what the block looks like before you start--and I love it. I have no excuses for the fact that it is a BOM SAL.
Warm Winter Blessings mini is all ready to be basted and quilted, except I am not ready to quilt it. After seeing how Linda Hrcka quilted Lisa's original, it is hard to want to tackle it.
I made my borders on this a little narrower so that it will fit in the only place I have in which it can hang. I worded that very carefully in case my mother ever reads it. She was an English major. : )
This photo on the left shows you the difference in block size between the mini quilt and the full size quilt. I've got the single full sized block ready now to make into a pillow.
As always, this free pattern can be found here. I just adapt it for each holiday or season.
And the last little bit of wool is this cute snowman ornament from Attic Heirlooms January Ornament of the Month. I have just fused it all together and started stitching on the face. (It looks like I stabbed him near the heart with my needle, but that was not my intention. :)
Like I said, I have been wallowing in wool!
Maybe in February I will actually get some piecing and quilting done--maybe.
Until next time,