(pattern by www.apieceofworkdesigns.com)
Again we wait here in northern Wisconsin for another snow storm to hit that's brewing in the west. It's scheduled to hit here sometime tomorrow. So today I had my Mom out shopping and to an appointment. I stopped at the DMV and renewed my drivers license. I don't know why I kept putting it off. It bothers me and really that's just stupid I know. The licence were expiring on Dec.22nd so I knew I had better get there this week.
Anyway..... they took my 34.00 and handed me a temporary paper that stands as my license until the real one arrives in the mail. My mug shot didn't turn out too bad, looking a little more wrinkled and mature since the last photo in 2004. Eight years in between renewals seems like a long time. My weight has actually gone down a few pounds since then too. So the license renewal experience today wasn't totally depressing.
Then we shopped for groceries. Too bad I can't say the same for that experience! I splurged a little and bought a carton of egg nog. I've been eyeing and lusting after it during the last few trips to the market but today I caved. Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas until a sip of the heavenly nog meets lips!
I have a couple of finishes to show you! The wool applique in the photo above is a recent finish by Jill Holmes, my partner here in the studio. I LOVE the simple pine bough design with crazy quilt background! Are'nt the red birds striking! Jill decided to finish this piece to be a wall hanging.... but it would make a darling pillow don't you think? We have the pattern available here in the studio for local customers.
(pattern by Buttermilk Basin)
I finished my "Holiday Wishes" wool applique on cotton background. I made it into a little pillow. Gold tinsel garland around the edge adds a bit of sparkle. I really need to practice my stitching..... so that is a goal of mine for the new year!
Are you thinking ahead to the new year yet? I'm trying really hard to live out the last few days in this year and enjoy them. It's hard to find Joy sometimes as we endure the news around the world.... but I am determined to stay busy and keep my hands creating. For in that I find joy...... and perhaps in a little sip of the nog!