Back at work after a gloriously long holiday vacation. It feels really weird.
I went to my local quilt shop on Monday with a frined who is starting her first quilt. I was surprised to see the winter sale there. I don't know why, I just never gave it much thought.
There were a few FQs there that caught my eye. Especially one of a Toy shop that you're supposed to turn into an Advent Calendar.
I was very good on Monday though and didn't buy a thing.
But then I saw this tree skirt on my Google REader-list and thought I should get around to make that tree mat I've been wanting to make for a while.
I figured if I start in January I'll have no excuse not to finish it before next Christmas.
So today at lunch I drove across town to get some fabric for the mat.
I ended up getting a book as well on basic patchwork techniques. It's by a Swedish author so I can't really link it.
There was a really nifty tip on how to easily make continuous bindingstrips that I'm eager to try out.
I think I'll give myself some time to get over being fed up with Christmas before I start it. I have to draft a pattern anyway so I think there'll be time.