Tuesday, December 3, 2013
This quilt was super fun to make and came together quickly. The pattern is called "Fresh Forest" and it is in the Holiday 2012 issue of Stitch, Craft, Create. I had fun pulling fabric for this one and used some of my precious Tilda reds and my nearly gone Merry Christmas music print. As far as I can remember, the music print came from Hobby Lobby a few years back and I wish now that I had bought the whole bolt. I wish you could see the quilting, it is an all over snowflake design. I used a very pale yellow gingham and white check on the back. These are the colors of Christmas I decorate in and it will fit nicely with the rest of the decor. Have a blessed Tuesday!
Monday, December 2, 2013
I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends. It was a busy week for us. It started last weekend with our son's graduation from college and finished with his 23 birthday yesterday. In between was lots of good food and laughter. The only downside was that our daughter was sick with a nasty virus and spent most of the holiday in bed. Bless her heart! I've been sewing and knitting up a storm. Christmas always gets the creative juices flowing. I'm not allowed to decorate for Christmas until after Taylor's birthday so that will start today. I did get some Christmas quilts out, which is so much fun - like visiting old friends! I hope you have a blessed start to your week!
Sunday, December 1, 2013
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Thursday, November 21, 2013
The sewing fun continues! First up is a grouping of all of the blocks for Donna's quilt along. I finished number six and really like how it fits in with the rest of them. Three blocks are done for the Christmas quilt that Trish and I are each making. I love seeing how we each are using the same bundle of fabric to get different blocks. Trish is such a dear friend of mine that sewing together across all these miles is very special to me. I decided to tackle my fear of templates and join in with Charise and her Vintage block quilt along. I am thrilled with how the first two turned out. The pink one is called "Rose Dream" and required curved piecing and the yellow and aqua block is called "Night & Day" and required sewing Y seams. The rest of the group is way ahead of me but that's ok, I'll make it slowly so I don't make a bunch of mistakes. What are you working on today?
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
I'm starting to feel excited for the Christmas season. It's the kind of excitement that spurs my creativity and gets me moving. This is my favorite time of year as I stitch and knit in preparation for Christmas. For me, it's in the preparing that gives me the most joy. I wish I could feel this excitement earlier in the year so that I could make things for Christmas much sooner but that special excitement doesn't appear until November, so I don't fret over it, I just hum "we are Santa's elves" in my head and I roll up my sleeves. That sweet deer jumped into my cart at Ikea. How cute is he? He makes me smile whenever I walk into the room. I don't know what it is about my favorite stores, but they sparkle more at Christmas time. I guess everything sparkles more at Christmas time! I finished my pillow for the Holiday Pillow Talk Swap. I am thrilled with how it turned out. I can't wait to send it off. I'm in the process of collecting goodies to go with it. I've started sewing with Trish. We both have a bundle of Santa's Workshop and decided to sew together across the miles. I have completed two blocks and loving it. My sewing room looks like an absolute, beautiful, disaster. In the throes of sewing I just yank out fabric and let the rest fall. When I'm all done it gets organized again, which is fun because I always find fabric I forgot I had! The best shopping find was the darling elf fabric and the scrapbook paper to go with it. Get yourself over to Hobby Lobby to get some before it's all gone. The elves are tiny and so stinking cute. Have a blessed day, friends!