It's finally back to normal. Gramps passed last Tuesday morning and all of last week was spent running here and there helping the family make preparations for the funeral. Even though it's a sad time, my up bringing tells me to celebrate his life and not focus on his death. I'm honored to be the one to bring his buddy home to live with me. Meet Lobo, Gramps best friend. He's an 8 yr old German Shepard. He's adapting well to his new home and seems to love it here. We thought he might run right back to gramps place, but he hasn't even offered to step foot off the property.
Getting back into the quilty mode hasn't happened yet. This is the first quilt rut I've experienced. Letting nature take it course but pushing myself at the same time seemed like the best strategy. The inspirations and ideas are not flowing. Its a good time to finish up easy to do projects. Yesterday was spent sitting on the couch hand stitching the backside of the binding on the "Nostalgic Christmas" quilt. I had planned to use the same fabric for the binding as in the border, but wouldn't you know I couldn't find enough scraps. Digging through the scrap box produced enough homespun green plaid to do the trick.
The binding turned out better than I thought it would. Happy mistake!
I've been thinking about making a brights version of this pattern. It goes together rather quickly and I've tons of brights in the stash. Now to decide on the center panel. Something different...anything that is not Christmasy. Well time will tell.