Monday, January 9, 2012
happy new year! i finally took down the christmas tree today (i know, i know) and felt so sad that the holidays are over. there's this dark little corner in our living room that looks so empty now. sigh.
but i do like a fresh new year. every year we have a family motto. last year's was "don't be scared" and the year before that was "don't be a slave to comfort". this year it's "make it happen, cap'n!" i love it. there are so many things that i need to make happen. so many exciting things that i can't wait to share with you.
c's birthday is early january, and he doesn't like a big to-do about the occasion, but i made a little cake (lemon cake with lemon curd and cream cheese frosting… yum!) and we had a tiny family celebration.
we also had our annual new year's day party. we should really just call it the scone party. i make a whole bunch of my favorite scones and friends stop by throughout the day to say hi and welcome the new year. i have to admit, it was a whole bunch of work this year, what with having a baby to take care of, but still i love having this party. there's nothing like spending the first day of the year with good friends and good food.
let's see, what else have i been up to?
making herringbone blocks for rachel's quilt for do. good stitches.
becoming a pie ninja at the pantry at delancey. i would like to move into this kitchen, thank you very much.
fabric: joel dewberry rustic dots in peony (from the deer valley collection)
fabric: my mind's eye dot in purple (from the so sophie collection)
taking pictures of my little snowdrop, as usual.
and working on something new. meet my new favorite block, arkansas traveler. this was a block from the summer sampler series, but i'm so smitten with it i'm going to make a quilt made up of just this block. i honestly can't remember the last time i sewed something just because. i love it.
i'm making it happen, cap'n.