Click here for the 2013 NewFO Challenge Linky Party and Giveaway.
As a reminder, tomorrow (Sunday) is the last day to link up to the Linky Party and Giveaway. Of course, anyone can join in the NewFO Challenge at any time during any month of 2013. You don't have to link up now to play. But if you want to win any of those giveaway fabrics, now's the time!
At last, I was able to get back to the sewing room today. I wouldn't say I've been so busy over the past couple of weeks, although I have done a lot of baking. Nevertheless, the month has felt hectic, I think, because I'm not into my routine. I doubt that will change until after Christmas. Sadly, it doesn't look as if Matthew is going to make it back from Klamath Falls in time for our Christmas Eve festivities and our prime rib dinner. He's had to reschedule his U-Haul truck a couple of times because of snow. He told me this morning that he can't even get out of his driveway, let alone negotiate the mountain passes he will need to in order to get his belongings back to Portland. And now, all of his things are packed up, so he's kind of in a pickle down there. I told him just to be safe. That's all that matters right now. His job doesn't start until January 21, and so he still has some time. I know he wants to be at home though, and so I find myself wishing there was something I could do to help.
Instead, I spent the day finishing up the December cat block.
With him finished, I have the three cats in the bottom row of the quilt complete.
The remaining cats in the quilt seem to be less theme-oriented for their respective months. It looks as if the January cat (top row on the left) has a stocking cap on his tail, but otherwise, I don't see any indication that he's intended to be January specific. Likewise, the cat to his right seems to have nothing to do with February.
With that in mind, it probably doesn't matter whether I finish exactly one cat per month from here on. I'm finding myself re-evaluating my works in progress because I have several quilt tops that need to be sewn together and two that need quilting. (And when those other tops are sewn together, they too will need quilting.) It's starting to feel as if completing a block per month on each and every quilt is an unrealistic goal, and so I'm thinking about just listing them from A-Z and working my way through the list and back again.
Now, I imagine some of you are going to be chuckling given that I have a whole new to-do list for the 2013 NewFO Challenge. Just know that I'm plugging my ears and saying, Neh, neh, neh, I can't hear you, I can't hear you, I can't hear you!!! I'm so glad we're able to discuss this like mature adults.