This time of year the goodies and treats are out in staggering numbers. It's as if everywhere you go there is a cookie staring you in the face - the bank, the neighbor's, the grocery store. This, of course, is one of my favorite parts of the holidays. My mother-in-law makes chocolate chip cookies that are tiny and deliciously addictive. They are so small, that you don't feel terrible popping a large handful in a matter of minutes. They are deceiving that way, and with the slightest hint of sea salt at the end, they do not make your stomach feel as though it is candycoated when you are finished. If you make these cookies, you will eat way too many. The recipe calls for a dozen, but I make more like 2 dozen at a smaller size.
When I was putting this block together, I noticed the way that I work now that Rylie is 16 months old. She is growing more independent and is very happy to wander around and explore the entire house. Mother's intuition or sixth sense, is no fallacy. I know where she is even when I can't see her, and I immediately have a feeling if she is trying to open the cabinet under the sink or pulling all of the books of the bookshelf (which she does very often.)
Zipper is nearby most times, on the periphery quietly observing in his nonchalant way. He wants to know what is going on, but he does not want to be noticed and refuses anything that could be misconstrued as eye contact. When Rylie is more spirited and exclaiming "Mama! Mama! Mama!" he makes a dash for the nearest exit. He is not one for raised voices this cat of ours.
I work like this for a while, stopping to read Rylie a story or two or to sit down and draw with her. She spends a lot of time in my studio with me and loves to pull every last scrap of fabric from the bins. She has an obsession with yarn, always making me nervous with the yarn.
Alternatively, the block feels quite Christmas-y on the tangerine Mod Buds from Sugar Pop!
She gets sleepy and it is naptime. Once she is sleeping, I am a racehorse busting moves to finish my quilt block, blog post or whatever the task at hand. There are many days that I do not get dressed until 3 pm because that is the first time I've noticed that I am still wearing my pajamas. It is chaotic, but oh so wonderful, everyday, every moment really, a new adventure waiting to be experienced. That is how it was on the day that I put this little quilt block together. I hope you like it.
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Your block is really cute and the fabric colors really pop! Thanks for sharing!
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