Ooh boy, is there a lot going on in the craft-blogging world! Not to mention Christmas, grading, worrying about the fiscal cliff, and general end-of-year craziness. Sew Mama Sew is hosting giveaways this week, which will easily take all your time if you let it. I'm trying to visit all the fellow Easy Street quilt blogs too.
crumbs quilt I donated for last spring's auction, and I really enjoyed the whole process of working on it. In the blocks above you see remnants of the last several quilts I've pieced. I just need to make enough tree blocks and wonky star blocks to pull it all together, and they make great leaders/enders projects as I'm working on other piecing. I'm still putting off machine-quilting Jack's Chain.
Finally, in honor of Sinter Klaas day, here's a story from Holland: a flash mob in honor of an elderly knitter, Loes Veenstra, who has made over 500 sweaters in her knitting career. Rotterdam parties in her honor: