Once again, it's a winter wonderland here in good old Des Moines. Which means it's a great day to stay inside and sew and cut paper and maybe paint something! Which is exactly what I'll be doing.
When you live in a super-cold climate, quilting is a perfectly practical hobby. That's doubtless one of the reasons that quilters have created quilts for hundreds of years. They're beautiful AND useful, which in my mind equals perfection.
In addition to snuggling up under a warm quilt to keep warm, I use quilts to warm up the house in a few different ways, literally and figuratively:
For those of you in the area who don't mind braving a bit of cold, please stop by and say hello to me this weekend at the State Fairgrounds--I'll be at the craft show held in the Varied Industries building on Friday evening (5 to 9), all day Saturday (9 to 5) and most of Sunday (10 to 4). I'll have lots of new journals and a bunch of pillows--this is their official debut! And a quilt or two as well.