I hope everyone reading had a nice Christmas and New Year. The ice is almost gone and things are returning to normal here, maybe this coming weekend I will get the decorations put away.
My daughter and I did the Polar Bear Plunge on New Year's Day for the second year in a row. It was fun to do it together, but we didn't have a photo taker with us this year. It's nice to have photographic evidence when you do something that insane!
I've been sewing but I don't really have any quilty photos to share. I finished my Route 44 quilt from Carrie Nelson's class in September, and it's ready to go to the quilter. I finished the center portion of Due South using Bliss, and it's ready for a border. I'm working on a new quilt using Kate Spain's Central Park.
One project that I finished that I am finally able to show are these sachets/scissor fobs that I made for all my coworkers at the quilt shop. I not only have the best part-time job in the world, but I work with 9 of the nicest women you could ever find. Every year for our Christmas party, our fabulous boss Julie takes the group of us out for a nice dinner and after dinner, we exchange presents with everyone. It's always a lot of fun.
Sometimes you look all year trying to find the perfect present for your coworkers, and everybody does a great job of either making something or putting together a cute gift. This year was the first time I made the gifts - I cross stitched everyone's initials on linen from a pattern in the Blackbird Designs book Country Inn. I used a red print from Rouenneries on the back, antique buttons for decoration and silk ribbons for the hangers. I also filled them with lavendar buds so they smell divine!