The holidays are over and I think I've recovered! Welcome to 2023. Who knew it was going to be this weird? This is still Wisconsin, it's still winter, and yesterday it was 47 degrees F. There is not a drop of snow in my yard or the surrounding community. People are talking about the 'snow drought'. Yes, it's a thing.
Christmas was nice, the whole family was here. With my son's engagement we've gained another teenager. I think that makes 3 fifteen-year-olds! Dinner turned out well for once. Nothing burned and nothing forgotten in the fridge. We ended up with all the wrapping paper again, but that's to be expected if you host.
I finally completed my middle granddaughter's birthday sweater, and she loves it. I was worried that it would be too cropped -- I don't want to be responsible for any needless exposure of certain young body parts. And I did make the sleeves long enough for this very tall girl.
After New Years, which for us was very quiet, I got re-energized to sew. DH gave me a nice gift card from Quilt-agious, so I signed up for the 2023 mystery quilt retreat at the end of January. So I thought I had better finish the one from last year!
There are two different blocks... one with a black center and the other with no black pieces at all. After I did the whole pile, there was ONE piece that I had to redo. The one on the lower right was wrong - I forgot to spin the center square of the nine patch. It should look like the one above.
For 2023 I'm going in a whole new color direction:
Hoping that this scratchiness in my throat is just dryness... hope everyone out there is having the best January ever.