As Ricky is racing all over the south spreading his southern charm, I was faced by a quilt deadline. American Patchwork and Quilting asked if I could make a wallhanging for their magazine next fall. Of course I said yes, of course that was several months ago. As the deadline loomed in to short range, I wondered what the heck I was thinking? LOL. Anyway, not having a CLUE as to what to make, sheer panic set in. Then my mind said, just take a breath and, "think ALEX think!" Focusing on next winter / Christmas (can you believe it?!) pine trees came to mind. Needless to say, as soon I started digging thru my stash and making blocks, the zone set in! Don't you just love that when it happens? Here is a snap shot of the begining of the darling wall hanging (yes I finished - happy dancing). To see the completed wallhanging, you will have to wait until next fall.