It's a grey day here in the Midwest as fog blankets the area and drizzle fills the air.It's been so cold for the last week or so, that even Marble has wanted to come inside to warm up between her bouts of terrorizing the birds at the feeder. (Yesterday, she managed to catch one.) Bad Marble!
This morning, I had to be at my daughter's house by 8 a.m. to babysit as she had her TV debut on a local station's program called Better Kansas City. The girls and I were glued to the set waiting for Megan's crafty spot demonstrating an Anthropology decor knock off. She was a natural. Even Lula thought mommy did good! Doesn't she look professional!
Last night, at the KC Modern Quilt Guild meeting, I picked up some fat quarters and third-yard cuts of a few grey fabrics from I Don't Do Dishes, our January sponsor. Two of the fabrics below were recent purchases from my local quilt shop and the plaid is a Denyse Schmidt from JoAnn's. I've decided to focus on one color each month as a way of being more selective in my stash building and grey seemed the appropriate color for January. I have some other plans and ideas centered around color that I'll be sharing in the weeks to come.
Fortunately, not everything is grey as I had the pleasure of sewing up this brightly colored house block for Linda who is the queen bee this month in the Mid-Century Modern Bee. Linda, who lost her house and possessions in a fire this fall, collects Mexican pottery and wanted to focus on the bright colors as she and her husband make plans for where they will be living next. Linda's attitude during all of this turmoil has been inspirational to all of us in the Bee.
If you, too, are experiencing a grey day-
I wish you much sunshine tomorrow!