If the internet had stayed down past noon yesterday, I may have even gotten up the Christmas tree and possibly channeled my inner Betty Crocker with some holiday baking. Hopefully, that will happen in due course before the next outage.
So, quilt-wise, the baby boy quilt is now ready for gifting!
I went with a solid green binding, a Quilter's Basics in Peridot from Connecting Threads.
The pieced backing did use up most of the Denyse Schmidt fabrics in the stash, except a few small scraps. Sweet, soft blues and blue-greens. I can almost smell the baby powder.
I am so happy to have a finish, at long last. Linking to:
* * * * *The other day I was looking for something in a store while the most annoying Christmas song ever was playing. I don't even remember what it was, but it was an over-amped nerve jangler that made me want to finish up and get out of Walgreens on the very next sleigh.
Which led me to muse: Can there be too much of a good thing? (Sure.) Are we obliged to hear all the familiar tunes in their various renditions, everywhere we go for six weeks? All that repetition; to me it kind of starts to feel like Bill Murray in Groundhog Day, stuck in a loop and waking up to "I Got You Babe" every morning.
And yet there I was doing my shoulder exercises yesterday and instead of counting the seconds to hold the stretch, what am I doing? Singing Jingle Bells. Fifteen seconds, folks. That's about how long it takes to get all the way up to "Dashing through the snow..." I know, I'm a walking contradiction.
I like the Christmas season and all, but the older I get, the more my feelings about the music are mixed. And as I followed that thought trail, I had an idea: Why not mix up the sleigh bells and bell choirs and silver bells with...more cowbell?
And that, friends, is how my YouTube playlist, "The Twelve Days of Cowbell", was born. Norm and I had fun coming up with two pages' worth of song titles throughout the day yesterday, and then whittled it down to an even dozen. It is an eclectic mix. I hope you enjoy! (PS-The first one may be my favorite, drummer boys!)