I've completed the center of the Country Threads pattern "Somebody's Home". I love how this turned out! I chose the fabrics quickly, just pulling here and there from my stash, and I think they worked out well. I especially love the section of four patches with appliquéd stars - all made from plaids. Of course I'm partial to plaids! I love the folk art tree - certainly not like any tree you could name but effective nevertheless. To me it looks like the wind is blowing through the branches, tossing them hither and yon. The pineapple if pretty plain, but quilting it in a diamond grid crisscrossing the fruit should bring it to life nicely.
I'd love to keep going on the border, but it's time I put away the sewing for awhile and accomplished some other things. I know I have baskets of laundry needing done and eventually a dinner needing to be fixed. I need to mix up some tuna and some chicken salad so we have something to make sandwiches from this week. I have some clutter here and there to clean up. Sheets need to go in the dryer so I can make the bed.
That's OK - I know I've got plenty of time coming up this next week for stitching. And I'll feel much better with all the other jobs out of the way.
Gratitudes for today:
1. Hot apple cider with cloves and cinnamon sticks.
2. Low fat bacon from the butcher for bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwiches for dinner.
3. Our rain is back, but it's falling in the mountains as snow
4. TV series on DVD that we can borrow from our kids - currently watching Star Trek: Deep Space 9 Season 1
5. Beautiful, fresh red leaf lettuce