My husband spent the waning daylight hours of 2011 buying a slightly used Acura TL. Doesn't it look pretty in the sunset.
Soon I'll get a new-to-me Acura when he passes on his old car to me, and we'll sell my 1992 vintage Acura. My mechanic brother will no longer have to say his oft-repeated phrase "that car needs to go!"
I spent a good part of 12/31 washing and ironing fabrics for a new project and finishing up one of the Quilts for Kids quilts, but didn't get a good photo--I'll post one later. I crawled in bed early to read, fell asleep and slept right through the midnight hour until fireworks woke me up along with Grant coming in to say Happy New Year. No kiss, as I received a nice cold sore for Christmas, lucky me!
This morning found me checking Patchwork Times for the announcement of the UFO Challenge 2012 draw for January, which turned out to be #5. There is still time to join up, too. On my list #5 is the Doll Quiltalong project that I called Patriotic Fields.
My plan is to hand quilt this small project (approx. 20 x 25). Originally I thought I'd use Baptist fans, but there are so many seams and my experience is so slight that I'm rethinking that in favor of some outlining.
I've already thread basted it and have a nice red picked out for the binding. Good thing January has 31 days as I'm sure it will take more hours than someone who's accomplished at hand quilting to get it finished!