First, the bear.
Isn't he sweet? For Christmas, Bella received two Build-A-Bear kits. Her mother put one together and I put the other one together. I wanted to bring it home to sew on my machine, but Bella wanted me to do it right then so she could take it in for her nap. I agreed with the understanding that when it began to fall apart, because of the really crazy way they had for assembling it, I would have to take it to my house to sew on the machine. Today, Bella came over, bear in hand, and said, "I wish I had listened to you in the first place, Nanny." Music to a Nanny's ears. So, I took the bear apart, took out the stuffing, and sewed it together like it should have been in the first place. The operation was a success.
The other thing I did today was to start my January AAQI mini quilt. When I joined in the 2012 Color Palette Challenge over at Patchwork Times, I decided to use the monthly palette to create my monthly AAQI mini. This is the color palette for January.
I think I did okay with the colors.
The other thing I wanted to include were prairie points. Why prairie points? I was watching Susan Cleveland on the Quilt Show the other day, and she made some of the cutest prairie points I have ever seen. I thought they would make a great addition to my intuitive quilts. This AAQI quilt is completely intuitive, even though it has some traditional elements. Sometimes, my intuition tells me I need something traditional. I am going to hand quilt it with #8 perle cotton in the deep purple. If you notice, you will see my safety pin basting. I will post it again when it is finished.
That is what I have been up to so far today.
Joyful quilting, everyone.