The block was finished Tuesday evening and I’m thrilled with it. Now to decide if I try to rush and make it into a table topper for this year or make this the first of 9 blocks and a start on a Christmas quilt for us. I’m leaning towards taking my time, making the remaining blocks and having a Christmas quilt.
Heirloom cotton thread is one of my favourites for hand piecing. When putting the arcs together for the Pickled Ladies, I use black thread. The black heirloom thread seems to break much more easily than any other colour, which leads me to wonder if the black dye somehow weakens the thread. Have you ever run into a particular thread colour that tends to break more easily than others?
I’ve done no baking yet for Christmas. Usually I make butter tarts and a lot of different cookies as they’re great gifts to give to neighbours and friends. I don’t think anything will get made this year but the butter tarts. They’re fast and easy and everyone loves them so a few dozen of those will be made over the next day or two.
We got an early Christmas present on Tuesday when we took Smudge to the vet. The jaundice is barely evident now and he has put on more weight. He’s now up to 16.8 pounds, so only a few more to go until he’s back at his normal weight. They gave him another antibiotic shot and he’s still on the syringe feeding, but he’s definitely on the mend. He was relaxing Tuesday night.
Lester was napping.