I just realized it's only ....... 25 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS!!! I still have gifts to conceptualize, buy, bake, stitch and wrap -- yikes! Who am I kidding -- I love it (and so do you!) This is when it gets fun. The hustle - the bustle - and the time when the true spirit of giving kicks in. Needless to say -- but I, like most of you, have been a bit too busy preparing for and clearing out after Thanksgiving to do any sewing. But no more excuses -- it's back to business to get those gifts from the heart completed in time to find their way under the tree. My last post of projects was a WIP post - and those are still - Works in Progress, albeit almost complete. However, I received this lovely little Blue Jay from my cyberfriend Jan, just last night. This was in response to a "block with a twist" challenge for one of my Yahoo Groups, Surface Design. It is a wonderfully pieced Blue Jay with crystal beaded wintery leaves. This little bird is perched on the wall by my desk. Thanks Jan!