I'm aware that it's been awhile since I've posted anything of real substance. Or anything for that matter.
I just want you to know, it's not because I haven't been working. :)
When I mentioned awhile back that I picked up some Kona to work on my Glow Happy quilt, I got to it right away . . . cutting out all those what-felt-like-MILLIONS-of-tiny-pieces so I could actually start assembling my quilt blocks. (I had been sitting on the cut up pieces of Holiday Happy for months.)
It may not seem terribly exciting, or timely, to be posting about a Christmas quilt right before Easter . . . but let me assure you that the longer I wait to tackle this guy the less likely it will actually be done for Christmas this year.
Besides, once all the pieces were cut out it started coming together pretty quickly. Mr. Skooks broke his toe a few weeks ago (youch!) so he's stayed home a few days from work here and there to help with recuperating which ended up giving me some extra time for sewing.
I took a break from the machine sewing to work on those cute little tassels on the bottom of the lantern chains. The 4th Season of Mad Men arriving in my mailbox via Netflix didn't hurt my embroidering mojo either. ;)
I've worked up the last two rows for the most part (sorry - no picture of those yet) . . . I just need to embroider the loops and tassels so I can finish sewing em up.
Not sure when I'll get to that (and the borders) though. I'm dangerously close to that super busy spring time of the year . . . first it's Easter, then Little Miss' 4th birthday, my birthday, our anniversary, and Mother's Day. It's quite a crazy 2 weeks every year for us. In a good way . . . but still.
What's everybody else working on these days?