The days are growing colder, I feel that little nip in the air, signaling the change of season. I seem to have finally fallen into a cadence with the FWYH projects around here. There's a nice give-and-take lately as I finish one UFO and start something new. The apron was a nice and relatively quick diversion. Thanks, you guys for sharing your enthusiasm with me. I still need to keep moving on things, old and new around here though, so I'm already lining up my next project for October. This one, like the last one, is also fitting for the season. It's an autumn quilt that I began, um--let's see, "some time" ago. Not being able to remember exactly when I started this is a sure sign that it's been put away too long don't ya think? I do remember though, that I started it because I wanted a colorful wall quilt to hang up each year at the start of fall. And I still do, so all the better. No excuse why I haven't gotten back to this one sooner. All the piecework and applique has been done, I just need to put down the quilting stitches now. Trying to decide how best to do that. By machine or by hand? Decisions, decisions. I've got it all laid out with the backing and the batting on the dining room table while I ponder this big question. In the meantime, I'm still getting inspired by the wonderful group members who are re-visiting their old projects, finishing them, and sharing those accomplishments. Just some of the quilts I've been admiring: from deeprundays, lostuspetals, and maryjane55. If they can do it, so can I.
And a belated *thank you* to Ruby Red and Miss Paula for each acknowledging me in the Nice Matters Award. (Awarded to those that are just nice people, good blog friends and those that inspire good feelings and inspiration in the blogging community; recipients name seven others deserving of this recognition.) It's nice to be appreciated, however, I must say, I feel unworthy here, because too often, I don't even realize I've been nominated for anything until someone sends me a note. My apologies to anyone else who chose me for this, or any other award or meme, for that matter, and didn't get a thanks or a nod. I have to confess too, that I find it nearly impossible to pick favorites and freely admit that I'm a wimp and a party-pooper and all chain-mail unintentionally ends with me. So, please don't take it personally if I seem oblivious. It's logistics. And all this unfinished quilt-business around here keeping me occupied. Honest.