Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year's Day!

I hope everyone had a fun and safe New Year's Eve!  Ours was pretty quiet ~ we found a new Mexican restaurant we hadn't tried before, Mr. Tequila's in Naples, and they had the coolest decor ~ loved the chairs!




And the chips were as colorful as the decor.  :)  The food was delicious ~ so we'll definitely be back!!

We had dinner fairly early (I guess that's why it was so empty), then drove to Downtown Naples and wandered around there for a bit.  Best ice cream on 5th Avenue S?  We decided it was the Bear Claw ice cream at Regina's!


We also had to go to Kilwin's to buy a couple of dark chocolate covered Oreos to take home.  Yummm!  (sorry no picture ~ we ate them!)

Anyway, today I managed to finish the quilt back for the Cat Quilt-Along.  

I've pretty much decided to use invisible thread for the top, mainly because I couldn't decide on a thread color that would blend in with both the black background and white/colored kitty faces.  :)  I was a little leery at first, but I found a great post on Quilter's Review that really helped set my mind at ease.  We'll see how it turns out.  I'll use either a grey or turquoise thread for the back.

I was blog-surfing this morning and decided I'm going to jump in and join the 2014 "It's a New Year Sewalong" over at Sew Can She!  I've never made a log cabin block before, so it'll be a chance to learn something new.  I've been wanting a cover for my sewing machine, so I think this will work perfectly for that! 


It feels good to be into a new year ~ I'm excited to continue on my quilting journey and looking forward to whatever the next year brings!




  

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