I'm feeling as though I've not been the most inspiring or inspired of late, especially on my blog. It is partly due to the fact that I am working quietly away on some Christmas gifts which I cannot show since it is mostly family and friends who view my blog. This is why I've been taking pictures of other people's quilts when I can. Here is one that I took yesterday at my friend Susan's where I spent the day. It is made of a scrappy assortment of Christmas flannels. She plans to sew one more border on of a red print.
Today, I finally got back to the Auberge (it's been almost 2 weeks) for my swim and sauna. I forgot how good it felt. The pool has salt water and is pleasantly warm. I do some lengths, relax in the sauna, and finally go in the whirlpool. It feels just as good as a massage by the time I'm done. I had a couple of errands and then this afternoon I tried to finish my 2 cushions. This is what is so frustrating about living in a place where the nearest fabric store is 1/2 hour away. I know for big city dwellers it doesn't sound like much but I try to do the trip when I have a list. So, I needed muslin for the back of the pillows and thought I'd be smart and use up an old flannel blanket. Even with spray paste and pinning I still managed to get some tucks in the back while free motion quilting. Oh well, I didn't rip it out. No one will see it. I managed to finish quilting one, but I ran out of brown thread on the free motion quilting and cannot finish without it. I finished the first pillow anyway and will have to wait for the thread for the 2nd one..