I am knee-deep in top secret Christmas gift projects. Two of the projects will be made from this stack of fabrics. It’s Cake Rock Beach by Joelle Hoverson for Moda. I have also made some good progress on my Little Guy’s hexagon quilt, though I still have a long way to go. My plan is to finish up all of my other Christmas sewing in November, and then focus only on his quilt starting December 1. It will be all hand pieced, so it will be nice to sit by the tree and stitch without having to listen to the whir of the machine. That project does not have to be kept a secret, since the Little Guy has little interest in what I write in this space. I hope to do a few progress reports along the way. It is slow going, so I will need the cheer leading!
Speaking of the Little Guy, he has been up to some serious structure building with the blocks that Architect Uncle made for him last Christmas. I love his big, booming smile in this photo. He has been talking a lot more these days. “Get UP!” – first thing in the morning. “Hurry!” – when we are trying to get out the door. “Trick or Treat!” – when he wants candy from his Halloween stash. You get the idea. It’s adorable.
Thanks to everyone who said hello during my little cookbook giveaway. I have to say I was astonished to receive so many kind comments. People beyond my circle of family and friends really do follow this little blog–wow! There were a good number of questions about the cookbook that I will address in a future post. The winner of the cookbook, fabric, and bird ornament was Vanessa. Vanessa, please let me know your mailing address and preference in fabric so that I can mail that package off to you. My email is acyder at gmail dot com.