I want to wish the Merriest of Christmases to all my friends and followers.
For the past several months, I’ve been Quilting Along with Hazel, Joanna, Sue, and others around the world so that we might each have new quilts for our Christmas decorating. Hazel and Joanna have taken turns hosting our get-togethers each month, and they’ve been quite entertaining. And then there’s Sue. Sue posted a challenge for us at the beginning, and it was our choice whether or not we wanted to accept. The challenge: make a Christmas quilt, no larger than 96” perimeter, and not using any red or green! I think Sue may have been nipping at the Red when she came up with this idea, but the results have been spectacular! Go HERE if you’re interested in seeing what everyone has made.
Naturally, I accepted the challenge, and here is my quilt.
There are angel wings quilted into the corners, and an angel wing label. And I actually finished it early!! Thank you Sue for the inspiration – I’m quite happy with my new little quilt. Thank you to Hazel and Joanna for keeping me motivated and on track each month.
I’ve been sewing like crazy the past few days to finish up two more gifts. I expect to finish one tonight, and perhaps one tomorrow. Then I’ll have to make Christmas cards and attempt to get them in the mail before Christmas. And then a few days off to rest up for the new year.
Kindness always matters…….Sunny
Our forecast for today was for 1-2” of snow, and we got at least 5”. Later tonight, we’re expecting an ice storm on top of the snow. Yippee.. On the bright side, it’s perfect sewing weather!! I sewed down binding all night Friday night for FNWF, and I finished one quilt yesterday. This is a service project for our guild – the quilts are being given to the Sheriff’s Department, to have in their cars for children who may be traumatized and need some comfort.
A few minutes ago, I finished another quilt. This one will be going to Project Hope. A young mother who is suffering from post-partum depression will eventually receive this. The patchwork blocks were made by Pat of 501 Blocks, and then I made them into a quilt.
Last week I finished two gifts that I won’t be able to share until after Christmas. And sometime this week, I’ll have to finish another gift.
The tiny little snowflakes are beads, and I love the way she stitched the ‘border’.
Here is the postcard that I sent to Annette.
We had a houseguest for a few days before Thanksgiving, so I spent a couple of weekends cleaning. I am really trying to reduce the amount of ‘stuff’ in this house. I had a box for the SPCA, the Habitat Restore, the Used Book Store, and a few crafty things for co-workers. I still have a long way to go. Sometimes the stuff just gets too overwhelming, I also prepped plenty of hand sewing before our guest arrived, so I could be sociable while he was here, and not be stuck down in the cave. My plan worked quite well.
I’m sure I’m forgetting things, but I’ll try not to wait so long for the next post.
Kindness matters…and Santa’s watching…..Sunny