Quilting and: The old Advent Wreath and the new one
Didn't have much time to continue with my quilt, but did some quilting on all the parts finished up to now. I use all the threads I found, many of them have been part of my stash for decades. Some are too thick for quilting, but 6-ply DMC or Anchor embroidery yarn, split in 2-ply-threads, works very well and gives enough color variegation to play.
They say that mostly the ladies favour Christmas decoration, but in our case, it is J who likes it whereas I am without passion or adversion. We have an Advent wreath (one candle more will be lit each Advent Sunday) which consists of pine cones and small white beads. If you want to start a fire in the easiest and fastest way, I very much recommend this item. It is soaked with candle wax to the degree of danger. So today I went to get a new one and bought a wreath made of willow branches, added pine cones, attached with wire, and small balls or bulbs in 4 colors. The candles sit on stable metal plates. J was delighted!