Here in Kansas today, we're getting excited about the possibility of our first real snow this season. Even though it is officially Spring, we've had very little measurable precipitation since the first week of December. The school has had no snow days, the KDOT salt sheds are full, and we are ready to see some real white stuff later this evening. My husband, the teacher, is looking forward to a snow day, and I'm looking forward to being snowed in so that I can actually get upstairs to my sewing studio instead of having to work outside in the yard.
What project(s) am I working on, besides this blog? I will be teaching a new project class this Saturday here in Dodge City. "Plaid Poppies" is a quilt from my new book Innovations and Renovations: String Quilts that is scheduled for release this coming fall. Take a look at the photo of Plaid Poppies and its sister Dad's Plaids on the bed. The critter on the quilt is our new kitten Sally. Cats and quilts kind of go together, don't they?
I just got two of my Berninas back from their annual servicing, so I think I'm going to get one of them busy adding embroidery to a pair of Ruth's jeans, while I stitch away at another quilt top that has been a UFO (UnFinished Object) for years. I'm trying to reduce the number of guilt-producing projects sitting on my shelves this year. Notice I said "guilt", not "quilt". By reducing my "guilt", I hope to increase my "quilts".