Well, Thanksgiving is over people. Technically it's not because it's the whole Holiday weekend thing but you know what I mean. You ate the turkey, you stuffed yourself with pumpkin pie (and you know you are eating whatever's left for breakfast). Once Thanksgiving is over the next stop on the Happy Holiday Bus Tour is either Hanukkah or Christmas (depending on which side of the coin you fall). And once that's over and done with it's the new Year. And we are into 2013. HOW THE HECK DID THAT HAPPEN????
We have 38 days til the New Year. That's not long, but it's plenty of time to pull out the WIPS and half finished whatevers you have hanging in closets and on the backs of doors and shoved into drawers and get that shizzle finished. If you are super organised you could even repurpose some of it as gifts. Oh yes. Swapping you valuable shopping time for finishing time, and a smug sense of accomplishment.
Jane has been quilting up a heap of lonely orphan quilt blocks to make into pillows. Nice work Jane. I like your thinking (I have a package of my own to send to her, I swear she offered - I didn't just decide on my own that she had nothing else to do).
I have one quilt out at the quilters (thank you Trudi for your awesomeness) I just picked up 3 from Long Arm Chris and one just arrived home from Sarah in upstate New York (yep, that one went a looooooong way for quilting!) I have the binding ready to go, and I am going to get all of these 5 quilts bound and finished in time for the New Year (I had been saving up my teaching and destash pennies for those quilts to go get quilted - and decided it was my Christmas present to myself!).
I really want to start the New Year with a pretty clean slate, or at least no more quilt tops hanging on my closet door. So I have one more to quilt myself and then a big pillow and I will have got my ssshh done (the finished stuff at least, there's still a couple of quilts I haven't finished piecing but I'm trying to be realistic here!)
Who is going to join me?
How much ssshh do you have to do before the end of the year? How are you doing?
It's small business saturday (???!!! what the heck is that?!!!) and the Holiday weekend sales are still going strong. Check out this link for What's New Pussycat Turkey Day Special with details of what's happening sales wise (couple of really big sales at Pink Castle Fabrics and Fat Quarter Shop that you won't want to miss out on). I've been updating the post as the weekend has gone on, so check it out!
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