"Make what you want to make, and make it the way you want to make it." Gwen Marston

Monday, December 29, 2014

A lot to Share

Did anyone notice that Christmas came and went in a flash?  We joined family members for a fairly low-key celebration, and had a really nice time.  Good food, lots of laughs, traditional card games, and stockings full of goodies. 

I also received gifts from a couple of my blogging friends.  My friend Di sent a box full of fun stuff.


That stocking is very tiny and cute, and the snowman cushion is adorable.

From the lovely Maria I got this cute little tree wall hanging, complete with lights and decorations,  and a Santa ornament.

She even sent the hanger for the tree so I could hang it immediately.

I even received some unexpected gifts before Christmas.  The Fat Quarter Shop had a drawing and I won a fat eighth bundle of Brenda Riddle’s Ambleside collection.


It’s beautiful, and I already have a plan for it.  Coming soon…

One day I commented on Angela’s blog, and without realizing it, I was entered for a drawing to win this beautiful bundle of rainbow fabrics.  I’m planning to participate in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge in 2015, so I’m well on my way!

As far as the gifts I made and gave, I showed most of them many months ago.  I couldn’t show this one though, and now it’s been received in its new home.


My BIL and SIL collect and grow day lilies, so as soon as I saw the name of this quilt in Primitive Quilts and Projects, I knew I had to make it.  It was brown in the magazine, but I was easily able to change it to blue to fit in their house. 

I’ve already finished my February UFO for guild.


I bought the fabric for this in 2009, and when I finally got around to making it, I didn’t think I would still like it, but I do. 

I have several other projects going, and hope to finish up a couple of small things by the end of this week.  I’m doing some cleaning and organizing in my sewing room (again) and I’m preparing a new Traveling Stash box that will be ready to start on its journey soon.  Stay tuned for a chance to enter a drawing.


I’m also working on my Word for 2015, and making plans to join several online projects in the new year.  more about that later – this post is long enough.  Thanks for stopping by!




  1. Di sent you lots of lovely goodies.. The wee Stocking is just sew sweet, love mine...
    pleased you like your tree with hanger. I thought the wonky
    santa was funny...
    Beautilful gift you made for your BIL and SIL..
    How good are you, completed a UFO for Feb 2015...
    OH Lots of fabulous wins there, lucky you. Enjoy.

  2. Oh lots of nice eye candy to see today. I'm glad you've been enjoying your holidays.

  3. Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas! That ambles use fabric is such an awesome win!!! Happy new year!

  4. Gorgeous gifts received and given.
    Well done on your lovely fabric wins, too.
    And great work finishing your UFO.

  5. You have been having a lot of good mail days at your house! Great presents!! I hope you and your husband have a great New Years!

  6. Lovely gifts and wins - and oh my goodness that quilt with the daylilies is spectacular!! I love your guild quilt too!

  7. Happy New Year, Sunny! And just how lucky are you?? to leave a comment and WIN? Love your photo's and yes, I agree, Christmas came and went in a flash!

  8. Christmas did come and go in a blink. you have some lovely finishes and nice gifts. Happy New Year to you and yours.

  9. nice gifts and super duper wins. congrats!


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