I played a fun little game by myself recently: I tried to capture the mood of a book/movie in patchwork.
I had read True Grit a few years ago and loved it. But I hadn't seen the movie yet - I was just guessing. I finally remembered to check it out of the library (I am always years behind in good movies - always).
Then I had a favorite treat: sewing while my husband and I watched the movie. Actually, he hates when I sew next to him because he's afraid I will accidentally stab him with the needle. His fear is not entirely ridiculous - I can be very clumsy.
Anyway, I finished the binding on the set of hotpads while we watched the movie (which I liked a lot). The movie was much darker than my hotpads, but I had so much fun imagining pioneer calico and frontier homespun.
And the hotpads are in the shop, for your delectation.
It feels right and good to me to brighten up midwinter with a little game like this. A little sewing therapy, really.