Here's the table runner I mentioned yesterday. I am actually going to name this one! I've been calling it "hot chocolate on a winter's day" in my head as I was sewing. Fabric all from my stash, which was pretty much all given to me by my Mom :) I had a project last year (?) that was an advent calendar that I needed Christmas fabric for. She gave me a TON of the tan gingerbread man fabric, I still have lots. So, another disappearing 9 patch runner. I just quilted it with plain straight stitching in the mid section and then random wavy lines along the border. I've decided something, and here it is: Quilting is very like scrapbooking! I usually look at the pictures I'm working on, pick a theme or color scheme, put a color behind the pictures which go onto a bigger piece of paper, matching everything and then adding embellishments. For this table runner I picked the gingerbread man fabric and built from there. So, really, since I've been scrapbooking for years, maybe I was just practicing quilting???
BTW, and this is totally random - next time you make hot chocolate you should totally add cinnamon to it! And maybe some vanilla extract. I'm always adding those to my hot chocolate and coffee too, I highly recommend it! It's delish.
I kind of feel like the brown with white dots is sort of like marshmallows :) Back view:
By the way, I finished a book yesterday before making the table runner. It was "The Telling," by Beverly Lewis. This was the third book in a series about an Amish family whose mother disappears one night not telling anyone where she's going, and the subsequent fallout. I have to say that there was one part towards the end when relationships are being mended that I cried, it was so tender and sweet. I'll gladly cry over something like that instead of some of the books I read where it's heartbreaking! I have to say I'm glad I finished it, I had started the book like over a month ago then set it down for whatever reason.
I have a big box of books in the spare room that I really need to read. A bunch of Debbie Macomber, the Traveling Pants series and some Karen Kingsbury. I have to confess, though that they all seem too serious for me right now. I'm really wanting something like Harry Potter or Percy Jackson - if only I hadn't already read them all! Dang it. Any suggestions???