I get restless this time of year. I love to get all of my Christmas shopping done before Thanksgiving, but then I miss out on bargains. I feel like there is a lot to do, but I can’t get started. I feel restless in the mornings especially, and I am finding it hard to go up to my studio and work.

And I have lost my groove on my latest big piece of the sleeping child. I spent A WEEK making a Native American costume to wear to my child’s Native American Day. I was told I had to wear something authentic since I was the reader and they would give me the costume, but when the week started, they couldn’t get it & told me to make backup plans. So I went to JoAnn’s, bought a pattern, & happened upon moleskin — which is a great substitute for suede. It took me 3 days — and I thought it was great. I’ll have to put it on again & have someone snap a picture for me. The kids enjoyed it — they all wanted to play with the fringe.

Then I had to start something for the Fiber Art Fusion 5 x 7 exchange planned for our Christmas party next month. The irony is that we couldn’t have anything religious since there are so many in our group of different faiths. Not knowing what to do, I went with a portrait of one of my dogs. He is a Brittany Spaniel, just like my mom’s dog — and I just finished a quilt of her — so I did him in black & white. It actually captures his personality fairly well.

I also have a page about it on my website here.

I am still quilting the sleeping child. I did change the color of her lips to a cinnamon — it goes better with the brown tones of the face. I’ll let you know when I am done.