I finished one mitt. I've started on the next, but am thinking of adjusting the size. Well, actually I have already adjusted it. I don't know how I feel about two different sized mitts, but this one is just too bulky. We'll see.
Because I am who I am, I decided at the last minute (well, pretty late in the game) that two little nephews needed little car quilts. A car quilt is a kick around small quilt that fits over your lap/legs and keeps you warm when you get in a cold car. They work great. I made two years ago and they drag around with me and get washed and thrown under and over all kinds of things.
I happen to have a fair bit of novelty fabric with little creatures that little boys could look at. And all that cleaning out and organizing actually uncovered all kinds of things like batting and quilting feet and binding I'd sown for something else. So parts sort of feel into place and then there is the new sewing machine I got last year (when mine seized up and no one thought it was worth their time fixing it - tried four places and all said it wasn't worth cracking the case to see what exactly had frozen or snapped or broken- aargghh).
I enjoyed trying to match my stitch choices to the fabric. I picked the above for the chicken - looks like chicken scratches to me.
This shows one mostly done. I actually have finished both - except I might add a little more stitching to hold the batting in place. Can't decide and it will probably depend on how much energy I have tomorrow.
My brain seems to have shifted from paint to fabric. This has happened before. Then seems to shift back. I keep thinking things will calm down (and they sort of do) but over Thanksgiving we had two Chinese exchange students (my daughters school has a longer break then) and now we have a German student who wasn't making the trek home for the holidays.
You wouldn't know this but the best part is that someone in my house takes it upon himself to offer truly gourmet meals whenever we have guests. He learned a fair bit about Chinese basics and the girls went wild. I am looking forward to seeing what he cooks up (literally) for this break.