Tuesday, November 19, 2013
We are Santa's Elves...
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!
Posted by Sewn With Grace at 10:28 AM
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I love it all! That pillow is so cute, I think I would hate to send it away without making it's twin for myself. I am so in the mood for Christmas this year. We will be celebrating with my oldest daughter and her hubby this Sunday, they are here for a 3 week visit, and then I get to do it all over again with the rest of the family, so it will be an especially long and joyful season:>) I am looking forward to seeing all the gorgeous things you and Trish will be working on.ReplyDelete
Especially Love your pillow and the fabric used in your beautiful blocks. Wish we had a Hobby Lobby in Canada. Had a chance to visit one in the States this fall and could have stayed all day.ReplyDelete
I love Christmas and, this time of year, too! Christmas does bring out something wonderful in us all! I am so looking forward to seeing all your beautiful makes!! Darling elf fabric!! Happy day to you! xo HeatherReplyDelete
I am now singing that song. :o) I just love Christmas songs ... don't you?! :o) Your little deer is just too cute. He looks so friendly! I just love sewing along with you! Your blocks look wonderful! And oh what a fun mess! My sewing room looked a lot like that earlier. A happy mess indeed! I will have to make my way to Hobby Lobby and get some of that adorable elf fabric! :o) love ya! TrishReplyDelete
Love the pillow! And now that song is stuck in my head so funny. I need to get my elf on for sure. Have a lot of little duffles to cut out. Going to fill those this year for the grands instead of stockings. Need to get to Hobby Lobby the next time I get into town, hopefully the elves will still be there.ReplyDelete
I just did a commission quilt with a Christmas theme and the client bought some of that elf fabric for it!ReplyDelete
Can't wait to see what you knit!
I love this time of year and Christmas too!! It's just soo exciting! Love all your pretty pictures, even the one with your pretty fabric pile!! :) lol. I just bought the little elf fabric at Hobby Lobby too, I just couldn't resist! :) Too cute!! Happy sewing and crafting!! :) xo HollyReplyDelete
How pretty everything is! I am getting excited...I love your fabric collection my friend. xoxoReplyDelete
Love this post. I always say I'm going to start in January making things for next Christmas. I do have some geo mesh wreaths started. I love working with that stuff. I love the elf fabric. Guess I need to visit Hobby Lobby again. :)ReplyDelete
You definitely look like you have been a busy little elf!!! So many fun projects are happening at your house!ReplyDelete
Oh how cute the elf fabric is and paper to go with, wow.... I have started to sew my Christmas things. I also wish I could get the bug sooner too.ReplyDelete
Your pillow is ADORABLE! I really enjoyed reading this post - thanks for the smiles!ReplyDelete