This is the season of calm and bright, but the swirl of daily life continues nonetheless. I'm almost done grading finals, and grades are due in a couple of days. In the meantime, I thought I'd share the wall quilt I'm making in fits and starts. In the outer border you can see some of the scraps of Debra's 12 original yards of Hawaiian fabric that has gone into so many quilts, but is still not quite used up. Debra also posted some scrap blocks yesterday that feature some of this won't-die fabric.
The beautiful focal point of this quilt is a fabric print by Flor Larios, who sells her lovely folkloric prints, including prints on fabric and other goods, in her etsy shop. If I sat down for a couple of hours I could finish this piece. Maybe it'll happen in a few days.
Here's the calm and bright scene in front of my stove. All the cats decided to call a truce to share the warmth of the fire. The black cat, Wee, is visiting from the kids' apartment. When they both work on the weekend, she gets lonely, and likes to come to "kitty daycare" at my house. We've had Wee for 15 years, and she was our original cat. The others are, in her view, interlopers. She's happy to visit the old homestead, and knows the routines at my house, then Allie picks her up and takes her home after work.
A favorite place by the fire is this cat bed I crocheted using triple strands of old acrylic yarn. I used this free pattern for a crocheted bag as a reference for the increases and decreases.
Fun fur trimming make this kitty bed extra elegant.
Happy holidays to everyone. I hope your corner of the world is calm and bright.