It's the fall-back ploy of a guilty conscience - change the subject!
As with everybody else, life just got a little busy and the days flew by without my realizing it. My brother was here for Thanksgiving and by the time he left, I was whupped, whipped and wiped out. So were Rosie and Mom. The visit was great and like most visits of this kind, it was way too short. That probably means it was just the right length.
It is funny spending time with my brother though. I learned two new words - anthropogenic and farkle.
Anthropogenic - caused or produced by humans; especially as it relates to environmental pollution. How does that relate to turkey? Don't know. But we got to talking about climate change and so on.
As for "farkle"... it is a combination of the words "functional" and "sparkle." For example, a hood ornament on a car or a pretty bow worn by a little girl would be "bling". It's pretty but its purpose is entirely ornamental. But chromed exhaust pipes on a motorcycle or a sparkly headband that keeps your hair out of your eyes would be "farkle". It has a functional purpose and it is sparkly or pretty.
What can I tell you? We're an odd genetic bunch.
Since then I've been trying to get caught up with the pile of stuff that I have to have done in the coming weeks. A magazine project, a couple of quilts for classes in March, projects and "extras" for the two classes I've got at local quilt shops in the next couple of weeks, and so on. While the class projects are done, I do have to finish some of the patterns and "little extras". I promise to share those as soon as I have them.
This will be the December project at Olde World. It's a variation of Two Percent from the Another Bite book - with sashings and a different border. The fabrics are "mostly" Fellowship by Brannock and Patek with a few additions for variety. The collection is terrific but it seemed like most of the prints were the same scale and value so I added some "helpers".
I've also been working on the binding of this tumbler quilt - I'll show you the whole thing when it's done.
And yes, the tumbler instructions are done. Finally. I won't bore you with the trials and tribulations of getting that finished, mostly because it is entirely a mea culpa - a mea slowa sort of situation. Those will be ready to ship by Wednesday or Thursday so I'll let you know as soon as they are up in the shop. I promise. Really.
I've been trying to get caught up with blogs and parades and all the exciting goings-on. The Drop quilts in Sherri and Sinta's parades are seriously cute and I'm happy that so many people took the plunge with those itty-bitty pieces. The bad thing with small piecing is that it becomes highly addictive. If you think I'm kidding, I'll have to show you the blocks I'm making with 3/4" finished half-triangle squares. It's something fun I'm playing with for next year - I think.
One last thing... I copied the posts I wrote about pincushions and saved them as PDF files. They're now in the sidebar under Random Stuff... so if you want to remind yourself what I was babbling about, they're a whole lot easier to find.
That's all I have for now but I did want to let you know that all was well here. I've just been behind... tired... forgetful... distracted... basically, all the regular stuff. Can I blame that on crazy hormones?