I’m really not in the mood for blogs right now. It occurs to me that I might be missing wonderful, fascinating things at Dark Roasted Blend, Bifurcated Rivets and all those other great linky blogs, not to mention all the great chatty and writerly blogs but my mind keeps going back to quilting.
And there’s this other thing that keeps nagging at me. I can’t quite focus on it but it keeps nagging, “Pay attention to me; hurry up; time’s running out.” You know what I mean. Christmas shopping! I guess I’m almost done actually. I’m more or less finished shopping for my immediate family. I think I’m done shopping for my husband. I should get a few more things for the Grandson. You know kids; they expect lots of stuff. I have one or two more things in mind for each of my sons. That only leaves the whole rest of the clan.
Someone in the family mentioned having the big Christmas get together (which would probably be on Christmas Eve) at my house again this year. I’d love to do it and I’m sort of planning on it but I don’t know yet whether that’s what everyone wants to do. I’d like to have more get-togethers at my house but I’m always afraid no one wants to come all the way out here to our place in the backwoods. Another thing is I’m afraid I’m not very good at hosting such things – planning, cooking enough food, cooking good food. I am not a gourmet cook, not even close. I can bake cookies like nobody’s business and I do pretty good pies if I use ready made crusts from the grocery store, but for meals I tend to use a lot of convenience foods and beyond that the slow cooker is my best friend in the kitchen. Still, anytime the family wants to come all the way out here and take their chances with my cooking I’d love to have them here.
I have most of the tumbling blocks sewn together. I’m going to try to finish that today. I still need to get fabric for the border but I think I’m going to force myself to put all quilting aside until after Christmas unless, of course, I just happen to need to go to Tulsa for something else then I could stop by the fabric store.
In the middle of sewing together all those tedious, troublesome tumbling blocks yesterday I thought, “This is it. No more. I’ve had enough of tumbling blocks,” but I think I said that the last time too. In fact, I love tumbling blocks and I haven’t even made a tumbling blocks quilt for myself yet so I guess I’ll have to make at least one more. Someday. I have something else in mind for my next quilt. And the ideas keep coming. How many quilts does one bed need? I read once that back in colonial days a girl was expected to have made thirteen quilts by the time she married, the thirteenth being a special Wedding Quilt. So I’m a little behind in my work. Anyway, the other day another really great idea hit me. Wouldn’t this fabric be absolutely perfect in an attic windows quilt?
Enough! Enough quilting for a while. Christmas is only one week away and I need to think about shopping. As for this blog, I do have this one special thing I want to write – something I want to share. I’ve been thinking about it for a long time; it has to be posted in December but it could wait until after Christmas. And as always I might post other little odds and ends but expect intermittency for a while.