Then see that pile of denim? I am trying to psych myself up to make Turkey Jack. Years (and years) ago I bought a teddy bear pattern and cut the pieces out of old denim jeans. Then I put the pattern and the pieces in a basket and left them there for I am thinking at least 10 years. Amazing isn't it that I managed to put the pattern and the pieces in the SAME basket? Anyway I hauled it out and decided that putting it together would be good practice and a confidence builder. I hope.
I did manage to finish the stitching on this little cross stitch. It is a Lizzie Kate pattern from the '90's. No backstitching so it was really quick. Kind of unusual colours, too. And I have all the way until next October to figure out how to finish it. Wonder if I will make that deadline? Want to see more of the mess? Here is the view from the other end of the tables. (I have 3 of them lined up against each other so I have room to cut, something to support quilts when I am machine quilting, and of course, room to pile.) Those red bins hold pieces of cross stitch fabric, some of it edge stitched and ready to be used. I have been wanting to make a few cross stitched Christmas ornaments. They should go fast so it's just possible I could get them done in time to use them this year.
Then there are several piles of fabric pulled for several different projects. Oh, and the stack of books -- looking for ideas. Like I need more!
I have kind of rounded myself up to work on something to hang over my pantry for Christmas. I really like the fall quilt up there so decided I need one for every season. Since I do my gingerbread display on the cabinet next to the pantry I pulled out another well aged pattern. Of course the size has to be modified. Here was my first layout.
I decided I didn't like the half blocks with the stars and hearts so I replaced them with more trees and I think this layout is better.