I have been working on small things lately, which is fine. It keeps me occupied while the wind howls and it doesn't commit me too much, time-wise. Today I made an infinity scarf using part of some silk my parents got me on a trip to China years ago. I don't know what I'll do with the rest - maybe a few more scarves for family/friends? The other day I finished two small heart pins made out of felted wool. They are cute, and set aside for gifts (although I might wear one...).
Yesterday I made this week's Loyal Union Sampler block and a Spider Web block. What looks like a pattern in the fabric for the LUS is really wrinkles. It was paper-pieced and needed extreme ironing to lie flat. However, that caused a lot of puckering in the fabric. But! "Finished is better than perfect," according to Brenda Papdakis.
Yesterday, I made a 6" Nine Patch also - to go along with my Around the World blocks. 15 will come back to me, but they won't be nearly enough to make a quilt, either. That's because, as my friend Susie says, I like to "work large." Could 2014 be the year I work smaller?