I'm feeling like I have Christmas under control, so today I decided I needed to get serious about my samples for Road To California. I am making a sample using Oak Leaves and Reel using the Flannel Flinders pattern. I really like that pattern. I've made it with hearts and stars and this one will have leaves. All of the four patch blocks are done, the plain blocks are cut out, next will be the 9 patch blocks. The strips are all ready to go and are packed up in my basket to take to work. If we aren't busy tomorrow, hopefully I will have a chance to get the 9 patches done! It feels good to have a project going.
Yesterday I met my friend Lani at Quilt N Things in Montrose, then lunch and shopping at our favorite country store, Country Classics. Love this place. They have a wonderful selection of vintage looking Christmas and all kinds of wonderful furniture pieces and accessories. The shop is decorated as cute as can be. We asked to take pictures inside, but they would rather we didn't do that so here's their store front. You can click on the picture for a bigger view! I had to have this barn star, it fits perfectly above this window I have. I had a nail there forever. I couldn't believe
when I hung it up how well it fit! Then there were these really cute dish towels and a fun Merry Christmas sign.........but my very favorite thing was this tree runner that Lani made for me.
Definitely felt like winter today. Nice and cold and a good day to make a pot of soup. A friend gave me a really great recipe for Tortilla
Soup. We wait all year for the cold weather to come, just so we can make this soup. You crunch a bunch of tortilla chips in the bottom of your bowl, put cheese on top of the chips and then pour the hot soup over the top......yummy, and enough left over to last a few days!
Off to do some lurking and then get to bed. Hope everyone has a great week. See you later alligators!