I downloaded an update on my home computer and it has been horrible. I was absolutely unable to download my pictures of what I wanted to share.
Now we are at the cabin in Oregon and I'm going to try on my little portable laptop, which doesn't have the new software. GRR I think I'll be using this laptop from now on. Much easier to download my pictures!
I made another little pincushion from that new adorable book of pincushions, Pin Pals. This is going to constitute my January mini---gives new definition to MINI, right??
The backing was made with a scrap of fabric I've had for some time. Thinking of Lori!
Now as for the filling? hmmm. I usually like crushed walnuts but didn't have any so I went to the pet store I'd gotten it before but they stopped carrying it in bulk.
So I went to the feed store and bought CAT LITTER made out of crushed walnuts. Fingers crossed it doesn't start to smell or attract animals!!
I started a simple project being organized by Temecula Quilts--it is a block a week (same block), 12 blocks a week, 4" fin.
This week I also decided to try to use some of my scraps and made some string blocks. Nothing fancy and I'm not sure I like the way I've arranged them but they certainly do use up the leftovers! It might be more effective to organize the colors but I was just playing around one day. My friend Lori (humblequilts) is encouraging string quilts this year so I'm in!
We are heading back to California tomorrow since Monday is Grandparent's Day at the kids' school so we absolutely can't miss that!!