It's back to work on a cold day after about 10 days off. While they were testing the building's fire alarms, I snapped this great icicle hanging off the roof of the porch.
Despite all that time off, all the quilting I have to show for it is buying and pre-washing some fabric and making about 6 "berries" ahead of time before a class to be held on January 22. The class is to be taught by Gwen Marston on Classic 4-Block Applique. I read her book on that subject. Very unlike the remnant bin diver that I usually am, I bought glorious Hoffman jacquard fabric for this project in colors that will actually look nice in my living room. If the berries are an indication, I think it will applique well despite the slight texture it has.