I am thinking about the new year and new projects. I have patterns that I have been wanting to do for years and this is the year for Christmas projects. I want to have quilts for different areas of the house, so I am starting with some applique projects that are fun and can be hung on the banister.
This project will be my first, something simpler and easy to appliqué, the designs are very large. The design is in the book 'Tis the season. There is another project with stockings and trees but it has basic blocks on the bottom with the design at the top, so that will be my second project.
The pattern calls for a black background and now I have to decide, do I want to use a homespun, dull black and go with homespun fabrics for the stockings and make it prim, or go with the heavier, shiny black and do brighter, fun fabrics. What do you think?
We also got a chance to take Nick out for the day. We got both boys some new clothes and we still wanted a coat for Nick, so this way we could try them on. Unfortunately, it seems there are none in his size, so it is a little big, but at least he can wear it next year.
Even though it was freezing, we took him to the park to have a little fun. About a half hour of that and I was frozen, but he loved it, so worth the frostbite.
They had lots of fun slides and all the walkways had fencing so we didn't have to worry about him going up alone.
They had a climbing wall, with a chain to pull yourself up on.
They also had a children's garden, of course the flowers were gone, but a fun place to explore. It is a wonderful park, we will definitely go back, and when it is not so cold. I think this photo would make a fun art piece, will have to work on some ideas.
Today was cold, every day is cold and I am not liking it, lol. We went for a drive and enjoyed the different ocean views, then stopped at the rocky beach. I had my hood and my gloves and I was still freezing. I didn't last long but I got some fresh air and found a few pieces of glass, so it was nice, even if it was short.
I hope you all had a wonderful week and have a wonderful holiday weekend.