Last week I told Mr. Squash that I was "taking the week off". From what you might ask? After all, I'm retired! To be honest, I had to think about it myself! I came to the realization that I wanted a week off from pressing household chores to do whatever I wanted! Don't get me wrong, nothing is ever pressing around the Squash House, but Mr. Squash frequently tells me I work too hard! I never consider what I do hard work, but I'll take his word for it (wink)!
What I decided to do on my week off was sew! I spent most of the week finishing up my "Roll On" quilt. I prepared to load it on Vinnie and realized the package of batting I had was not wool! Since this will be a bed quilt, I really wanted wool batting. Darn! So to bide the time while I waited for my batting to arrive, I decided to participate in Temecula Quilt Company's 12 Days of Christmas.
For each of the past twelve days they have posted a 31/2 inch block. Yesterday I finished day 12 and today they will post the setting for this little gem! I had a layer cake of Miniatures by Julie Hendrickson and was inspired to use it after seeing Kaaren's version of this!
I thought the colors reminded me of our Dogwood trees in the winter. I snipped a small branch to try some "artful photography". I don't know how artful I was, but it helped jazz up my photo a tad!
One of my days off was spent driving to Pendleton for the day with Mr. Squash. We stopped at the Woolen Mill store, the fly fishing shop and a handful of antique shops we had not yet visited. After lunch, we picked up mocha's at Starbucks and had a lovely drive home. Along the way I had to pull over and get this shot of the Blue Mountains with some fresh snowfall. Normally they would be covered in white all winter, but we've had a long dry spell. What you see here was pretty much melted by the next day. I love the contrast of the winter wheat against the mountains and sky.
My batting arrived late yesterday afternoon, so I'll be playing with Vinnie for the next few days!