Thursday, December 31, 2009

Finished and off to party!!!!


Little stars.



Done!  Off to party, games and snacks and laughter!!
New Year Blessings!


Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Where has the time gone?

I am so enjoying our holiday break.  But it is going way too fast.  Not much sewing really going on.  Just enjoying those that I love. 

These merino wool scarves went out to all the lovely ladies in my life.  At least as many as I could do and not be sick of scarves!  These were my carry with projects all year.  What a stack they made.

I made little gift bags to give them in.  All except this one were made from some Paris Cats fat quarters that I enjoyed, but hadn't bought enough to make anything significant.  This was Dee's christmas bag, She gave me the fabric that I fussy cut saying it reminded her of us.  Well, what was I to do?  Perfect gift bag for Dee.  Imperfect me forgot to take pictures of all the other bags!!!  Sorry.

I got The Christmas table quilt 2 finished, and have only three napkins to finish binding, (it is on, but not sewn down).  I will try to post some pictures of these tomorrow.  That is all I can do on my doo-doo list!  That is 6 out of 8 for me ladies!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Saturday, December 26, 2009

Still Secrets

Tomorrow I will give out the last of my gifts.  Hopefully I can post pictures on Monday or Tuesday!
Hope your Christmas was blessed!


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Mary or Martha

I am coming to grips with the fact that I will not finish much more on my list, you know, the doo-doo list! We did get our tree up and have been enjoying it very much. Still, The Christmas Quilt 2 is not even under the sewing machine yet. But we have visited two nursing homes to spread cheer. Much more important!

Since I haven't really been sewing much, I thought I would share some things that I have completed in the past.

I can't even remember how long ago I did this! It still hangs in our entry way. I love being home with those I love, especially during the holidays.

This hangs near the first. It is a beaded sampler. I loved doing this, but don't have this much sit down time anymore. I used a Christmas gift from my mother-in-love to purchase the materials. Soon after, I found out that I had thyroid cancer. Needless to say, I then had sit down time. God carried me through, and eleven years later, I am still in His arms.

This is a gift that I gave Treasure a couple of years ago for Christmas. The picture reminds me of the sunsets out our living room window.

As we are nearer Christmas, I struggle, Mary or Martha? Should I rest in His arms or tackle the doo-doo list? I choose Christ.

If you need encouragement to dive into the quiet beauty of the season, visit here. I hope that you are all as blessed by the visit as I was!

I likely will not be posting anymore until after the Holidays.

Many Blessings and Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Have a Wild Thyme!

This giveaway is too cute not to share with you wonderful quilters. I hadn't seen this fabric before, but I love it enough now to make up for lost time!!! Let me know if you win!
Merry Christmas!

Christmas Table Quilt 2...well almost!

The top is finished!! I used Thangles to make the half square triangles, each is 3" finished. I am ashamed to say how quickly these went together! I used the beautiful blue fabric because it was cut into squares and the total pattern lost on the previous quilt. I love it, and it has already told me how to quilt it!! (I hope it works.)

This is the back. Ditto with the green ornament fabric. Just had to show it where I could enjoy the overall effect. The blocks were left-overs from both tops!! Bonus.

These are the fabrics with enough left to make napkins. Good size scraps!!! (Yes, my vacuum can be seen, just the handle and switch. Surely I am not the only one that takes quilting breaks between rooms!!!)

These are the scraps that are too small for napkins. They are loved though, so I will be saving them for a piano scarf in the future. That project was not on my doo-doo list for finishing this year, so alas, I have lost several to this year's list, and added one to next year's list!

These little beauties were supposed to go into the back of today's quilt. Alas, I made them too small, and didn't feel like remakes... Beyond the ironing board you can see the totes with our Christmas decorations. No tree up yet. Consider this a Moments picture!!!
Be sure to visit everybody else's projects by clicking on the Sew and Tell Friday button on my side bar!! Good fun and great ladies!!!
I am off to finish that vacuuming and start supper. Tomorrow afternoon, Christmas Tree!!!!!
Merry Christmas,

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Twelve Days of Christmas

Terri, over at Sew Fantastic, is having a giveaway. You can visit by using the Sew Fantastic button on my side bar!
Good luck to all!!
Many blessings,

Monday, December 7, 2009

I am still alive, and sewing!!!

Greetings! I am well and hoping that every one had a blessed Thanksgiving! Sorry that it has been so long, but balance you know!! I have been spending all my extra time sewing!! Trying to keep up with my goals for year end finishes!! (Sorry for the dreary pictures, we had our first snow this morning.) Here is my Valentine's table quilt. This is the mini quilt mentioned here ! I had to do my Valentine quilt first because I forgot to order one of the fabrics for my Christmas table quilts!!

What a hair brain I can be sometimes. I learned a lot doing this little quilt. Like they really mean it when they say not to use different bobbin thread color!! Lesson learned.
I got the Christmas Table Quilt 1 done too! Loving the Sherri Berry Holiday fabric. Christmas Quilt 2 will go on the buffet table in the background. I think the tables need something sparkly...

It reminds me of my childhood Christmases!

Too Cute!

Here is the back. I used up most of the extra squares from the front.
I have already started Christmas Quilt 2!! Yeah! Maybe I will have something to show by Friday.
Many Blessings,