yep, cold outside--26 degrees--but inside the old viking is smokin! first thing this morning fired up the machine and finished the last 4 blocks of my scrappy alphabet sew-along. as expected, there is hardly a dent in the scrap basket but no matter, my frugal self is pumped up at making this entirely from stash on hand. of course the backing will also come from stash and batting too, so it is a freebie of sorts...this will make an ideal gift for somebody someplace at some point, but for now it'll get finished (this year? maybe) and set aside for the right time. *** laundry is going, breakfast is done and i'm working my way into the daily to do list and more quilting time on the amish center diamond. creeping toward a finish very soon. no shopping for me today at all. rather spend time with mom and some delish turkey leftovers and the sewing machines. hoping to get the wheel on trudy's cabinet at some point. *** everything christmas is in full swing now; my list has been made and have done some gift acquiring. it already looks like christmas outside; now to get out the music and enjoy the season!