Friday, December 31, 2010

Much Joy in 2011!

It seems to me when a year ends, there should be soft music playing, or at least a bell ringing. This is a milestone. We made it. Ahead lies more challenges, joys, and geometry and colors... and all things quilters experience.

Speaking of experiences, my DH and I started our year 3000 km from home --- in balmy Arizona. At least that is what it is supposed to be. These first two photos are from the road between Salt Lake and Las Vegas, one in St. George. The last one is on Highway 93 in Arizona on the way to Phoenix. At times, it dropped to -9 C. For most of our trip the temperature was at freezing, and finally reached at a mere 6 C (about 42 F) when we arrived in Scottsdale. We just giggle --- what else can we do? At least we have warm clothes and a windshield scraper.
While DH golfs (it has to warm up) I brought my sewing machine and two projects. One is a UFO that is as old as dirt. Photo below. It is not going to look much like this layout, but at least it will be finished by the end of the month. I've already put the pieces together and plan to micro-quilt it.

The other project is a secret, TBA. It will be for my house-sitter back home, a gem of a friend.

There are some nice shops here, so may do some of that, but also plan to tour a few art galleries and take lots of pictures. We also might be drinking copious amounts of hot chocolate!

Until next time, joy for all 365 days of 2011!

1 comment:

Peggy said...

Hope the weather gets warmer for you - we're headed to Hawaii tomorrow, hoping for some warmth for a couple of weeks! All the best for 2011!