At this time of the year I am definitely starting to slow down, organizing stash, sorting through the scrap bin, and generally re-arranging books, threads, etc so that I can start the new year fresh and rearing to go.
Christmas preparations are in full swing, and I really am too busy to accomplish much sewing. The new Hope Valley stash, however, has been calling, and could not be resisted. I have tentatively cut into it, and am enjoying the easy piecing and playing around with the layout.
This fabric range was much anticipated, but not an immediate favorite. I am slowly warming to the color palette and the small scale print of many of the individual fabrics within the range, and even starting to play favorites.