I admit it. I’m a little Scroogey when it comes to Christmas, especially when I am working full-time. It doubles an already too-long to do list and amps up my stress level to the point where the machinery starts shaking and smokes start pouring out. This year, I am not working full-time on anything other than quilting, which makes such a difference that I may just break out into Christmas carols now and again. But in 2011, life in December was crazy as usual and that’s what drove this journal quilt.