Happy New Year to all! It is 67 degrees here today and overcast, though the sun is beginning to peep out. Tomorrow is forecast for 74 degrees. We are coming into the two months of cooler weather for this area. I feel for all of you that have to go out and shovel snow. I had plenty of that when we lived in Ohio. I would love a chance to build a snowman, though.
I finished a new quilt last night on New Year's Eve. We find being home on New Year's Eve the safest thing to do. The quilt pattern is by Rhonda Dohna and is called "Blue Jug Summer". I forget the exact measurements but I think it is around 47" square. After quilting, I lost a few triangle points squaring up the quilt. That can happen when you have a pieced border. The applique was "peel and stick" with a very small machine button hole stitch. I just don't have time to hand applique every project I want to do. I have several projects awaiting for hand applique but I decided this past year that some projects would get the machine method. I have another center all layed out and waiting for machine stitching. It is identical to this one. I don't think I will put three borders on it like this one, though. The finished quilt is for a friend and I hope that she will like it.
I have the "Church Cat" quilt ready for doing the hand stitching part of the binding. Maybe I will get to that later today. I also did some machine button hole stitching on "The Great Pumpkin Quilt" this morning. I rather do this kind of thing than watch football today!
We have a pork roast and sauerkraut cooking in the crock pot. We are both from northeastern part of Ohio. For that area, the pork and kraut are the traditional good luck foods for the new year. Lots of people in the south eat black eyed peas on New Years but that is one thing that I really don't care for.
Thanks for stopping by for a visit. Hope you enjoy your New Year's day whatever you do.