Do you ever feel that you are tempted or that fate has taken over? Well, that is what has happened to me today. I started off checking the Hand Quilting forum I belong to, and there was a discussion about Christmas projects. There was also a discussion about how making a list is a way to get things done, and sometimes throwing in a small project helps you feel like you are accomplishing things. Then as usual I head over to Kathy's blog to see what going on with Slow Stitching Sundays. Kathy included a link to a wonderful table topper that is just adorable. Every Christmas for the past few years, I have told myself to get busy and make a table topper to put under a ceramic Christmas tree that is very special to me and my husband. So, today is the day, I decided to put everything else aside and stitched together the background and cut out the pumpkin seeds to applique onto the background. Six more green pumpkin seeds to mark and then I can sit down this evening and needle turn applique them into place. Since I haven't spent much time on the machine this summer, I think I will machine quilt this one!