I did add some fabrics here at the end of this year:
I succumbed to some Riley Blake fat quarters because I want to make a sweet, very quiet quilt for myself. At this point I'm mulling over designs, so I won't be able to decide if I want to pair these with white or if I'll need to seek out some yardage until I've had a chance to play in EQ7.
The next two pictures are of fabrics I purchased for prayer quilts for two of my aunts who are in a care facility in Topeka. (Of Grandma and Grandpa's 14 children, only seven are still living, although they all lived well into adulthood.)
Naomi is the youngest girl (I think she's about 75 now) and is probably the only one without memories of the Great Depression.
Only one of those 14 children was allowed to attend high school, and he attended for three days on a football scholarship, said he didn't like it, and quit. (He did become a great carpenter.) I know my mother and probably some others had other post high-school training. My mom borrowed money from her uncle, graduated from business school, and went to work for the Santa Fe railroad.
Today we are experiencing the literal meaning of "under the radar." It has been snowing, often horizontally from east to west, since early this morning, fortunately without a lot of accumulation yet. However, according to the National Weather Service, it's not snowing and we've had no accumulation. Of course, despite that report of nonexistence, I'm about to go scrape it off our car.
We may have our New Year's Eve chili a day early. We'll see.
Happy quiltmaking...and knitting...,