Some bright quilt blocks are about as Christmasy as it's going to be this year. I have a small poinsettia (because Rachel doesn't like them and it was given to her by a co-worker). I never decorate for Christmas and barely celebrate it so this is my "ho-ho-ho!"
With the temperature above 60 today, it's a lot like being in Florida for the holiday. I really like red, I have a lot of red in my living room and I have not been without a red raincoat for half my life, I think. The current one needs replacement but that will only happen if I find another red one. I actually have an "undercover detective" beige trenchcoat but it doesn't feel as right as the old red raincoat does. And talking about it today is not out of place although the sun is now shining. We had something near two inches of rain in the night and more is predicted for this afternoon or evening. The morning newscaster assured his litsteners that Santa Claus would make his rounds.
The quilt of red squares is the throw that's on the back of my beige sofa and the fancy log cabin quilt was sold at the time I moved from New York City to Cape Cod. I hope its owners are enjoying it. I enjoyed making it and am proud of it.
The mid-70s are a surprise! Part of me remains in the 50s -- age, I mean, not decade of 20th century. It's a joy ride, new experiences land in my lap and I've become a better quilter, poet, writer than I expected. It's a rich life for a person never rich financially. Hey, this is what the mid-70s are like!