Dec 28, 2009

It was Wonderful!

Christmas is over and it was wonderful!  Family, friends, smiles and laughter, gifts and giving and delicious food.  Lots of work and lots of joy. 


Tons of thanks to Teresa for the Advent Swap.  So many pretty fabrics and fun surprises.  And the best of all on Christmas morning….a beautiful sewing case to keep threads, scissors and needles.  It is just amazing to look at.


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I finished my Schnibbles for December and they became gifts…

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And now the cleaning up and putting away.  It puts me in the mood to straighten and organize.  I’ve been busy rearranging my sewing space.  It will be nice to have things ready for a Happy New Year of projects!

neat and tidy

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Dec 16, 2009

Last Minute Things


I’m still opening my gift a day from Teresa.  I keep the tags and line them up on the bookcase shelf.  The days are going by so fast…


…maybe too fast.  Yesterday, Mr. Sunshine and I worked on making a last minute gift and now its ready.  Then I got busy on my Gail Pan’s “A Christmas Wish” little quilt and finished it just in the nick of time to put up for this season.  I didn’t want to wait clear till next year to use it, so I buckled down and sewed till the wee hours.  It is pinned over an existing wall hanging for now.

We’re almost ready.

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Dec 11, 2009

One Thing I Can Share

All this year I have been playing along with May Britt and Kris’s “One Finish A Month” project.  I have quite a few finishes for this month but I can’t post them because they are Christmas surprises.  However, I can show you this one. 

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I got this idea from Penny.  It rang a bell when I came across it because I have an overflowing amount of scraps.  So I quickly sat down, cut a bunch of them into strips and sewed them back together into this quilt.  I just finished binding it last night. 

None of the fabrics I used were necessarily bright or bold, but when I put them all together, surrounded them with white and gave them a busy border, I ended up with one cheerful, colorful quilt!  I like it and so does our friend Willow.

willow and quilt

Besides Christmas sewing I am also enjoying the Christmas Advent Swap.  First thing after I jump out of bed every morning I open another gift from Teresa.  What a great way to start a day.  Do you notice all the pretty yellow?  Teresa knows what I like and has made it so fun!

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Dec 1, 2009

A Gift for You and One for Me

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It’s December!  I love the holidays.  Mostly for the spirit they bring of giving and good will.  And who has bigger hearts for giving than quilters and stitchers.  So I wanted to give something back to you.

I designed this little snowman and put him on a pillow.  Just click on the sketch below and you can have a copy to stitch up for any project you choose. Winter pattern 6 inches square



And the gift for me is from Teresa for our Advent Swap…a gift a day till Christmas.


I opened the package to find this cute cuddly kangaroo guarding all the packages in her Christmas bag. 

She let me open the first package…

…and inside was a Leslie Beck panel for a stocking and Christmas tree skirt.  I’m going to be having some fun.

Thanks bunches Teresa. I’m excited for tomorrow!

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