It was poinsettia buying time in Lawrence today. For the last several years I've gotten ours from Pendleton's Country Market. Usually I get them at the Holiday Farmers Market, but wised up this year and went directly to the farm while I had Chris with me to help carry. This will leave my arms free next Saturday for other stuff. Presents. For others.
I am always tempted by the more exotic looking varieties, but find it very hard not to get the deepest most beautiful pure red plant I can find. This year was no different.
I am also in the middle of sorting this bag of scraps from Pam. I have convinced myself that I can make a quilt out of them if I put my mind to it. I told Mary Ann the other day that it is going to be a big fat crazy mess or an incredible work of art when I get done with it.
I am using a process that I saw on crazy mom quilts using scraps. It was helpful to have an idea for just how to get started.
I am pairing like sizes and sewing them together. Once I get all that done I will lay them out and try to figure out a plan for assembly. There will be neutrals added in somehow as well.
This group of already pieced bits will be used exactly as they are with just a bit of trimming. They are going on the back of the quilt in some kind of arrangement.
On the cooking front, I made a pot of baked pumpkin oatmeal this morning to fuel me through the day. Its a great recipe and the perfect way to use up the rest of a can of pumpkin. If you happen to have a half of a can hanging around waiting to be used, that is.
In between sorting fabrics and waiting for the oatmeal, I got a bit of cable knitting in. I wish I could make myself only do one thing at a time but that's not how my mind works. It stutters and stalls and likes to jump around.
This fabric might have gotten washed in preparation for holiday napkins too.
Because if two projects are great, three are spectacular. Don't ask me what four is.