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

Thursday, December 3, 2015

I’ve lost another month

We all do it.  We’re all amazed when another month ends.  How is it possible that November has come and gone?  Autumn, with it’s pretty leaves and cool temperatures is gone.  Now the only pretty trees are the ones that are beginning to be decorated and lit up for Christmas.  And yes, it’s Christmas at our house.  Not “the holidays”.  It’s cold out now.  No snow around here any time soon, but definitely cold brisk temperatures.
My laptop died, but I knew it was coming, so I was able to retrieve the files that I wanted to save.  A bit of a learning curve with the new/old computer, but it’s not too bad.  DH had a spare laptop that I’ve adopted so  I wasn’t out of business very long.
I’ve done some sewing but most of it is secret, so I don’t have a lot to share.  for OPAM, which I’m too late in posting for it to count, I finished a little quilt that I started at our Spring retreat.  This is a Christmas gift for one of the newest members of our family.

RSC15 finished up with light/lime green in November.  The only thing I got made was my monthly Dresden plate.  I still need to make two more for the layout I’m envisioning, so I’ll add a teal, and one other.
My project for Gifted Gorgeousness was finished in early November.  I am totally addicted to cross stitch again, which partially explains my absence from my blog.  I start stitching and I can’t stop.  Here’s my November portion:
And December:
And this is what they look like as an entire village!
Since this picture was taken, I’ve added a cute button to each house, and it’s currently at the framer. Thanks to Jo for organizing  GG, and keeping me motivated to finish this gorgeous project.
A beautiful postcard arrived in my mail yesterday from Eglea in Brazil.  She says it was her first attempt at using the leaf-pounding technique. 
Here’s the card I sent to her.  I forgot to take a picture, so I grabbed this shot from her blog.  Thanks Eglea!!
card Sunny
Early in November I attended by Guild’s retreat.  I worked on three quilts, but didn’t finish any of them.  Now that Christmas sewing is almost finished, I hope to get back to them.  One day a group of us took a field trip to an Amish fabric store.  As we were leaving, a young Amish man and an older gentleman pulled into the parking lot in a horse drawn buckboard.  One of the quilters commented that she would love a ride in it, and the men heard her and invited us to take a short ride.  What a blast.  Four old “English” women riding down the road in the back of an Amish buckboard. 
I made my list, checked it twice, and went out and did most of my Christmas shopping today.  Decorating, baking, and wrapping soon to follow.  But chances are, if you need me, I’ll be in my chair cross stitching.
Tis the season……Sunny


  1. Beautiful postcards Sunny both the one you received and the one that you sent!! Lovely! I like your green dresden too and your cross stitch village is just gorgeous! Christine x

  2. Yes Sunny , where has this year gone??
    Lucky you could save your files and have been able to use hubby's old laptop.
    How cute is that little quilt for the newest member of your family...
    Oh! Your Christmas cross stitch is gorgeous. No wonder you have been missing.

  3. Beautiful cross stitch , wow ! This was Eglea's first attempt at leaf pounding but she is not new to postcards :-) Love both postcards , thanks to you both for taking part . Sweet quilt too :-)

  4. Your cross stitch picture is totally amazing!! You really did an outstanding job on it. (Buttons will be so cute on it.) Cute Mitten quilt too! They will be so happy with it.

  5. Your cross stitch is just beautiful as is that sweet little quilt. How cool to take a ride in the buggy xx

  6. It is such a busy time and the month can fly by. But it looks like you have kept very busy.
    Great to see your mittens quilt and to see how it looks with different colours.
    And great work with those lovely cross stitches. They are stunning. Keep that needle moving!!

  7. The days are definitely flying!
    Lovely crafting, your cross stitching is gorgeous.

  8. I am jealous that you got to ride in a buggy and I have not had that pleasure when I lived right in Amish country!!
    love the mitten quilt and your cross stitch is really beautiful--I have one I started last year that is a christmas one I think and I did bring it==need to get it out and work on finishing it once I get these socks knitted for my friend Anne in NY--am down to the toes on both socks so hope to finish them this afternoon--and hope to get all my packages ready to mail tomorrow or Monday if I can get the kid to take me to the post office!!!
    smiles, di

  9. WOW... you have been very busy... & I LoVe the cross stitch village. It's gorgeous!
    Thanks for always joining in FNWF too.
    I Hope to see you again in 2016.
    Merry Christmas xox

  10. Your cross stitch village is beautiful!! And I love your mittens quilt too - a lovely gift. Fun to see the postcards out and about and how different they all are - lovely :-) How exciting to have a ride on the Amish buggy, a neat experience.

  11. Your cross stitch is so pretty!!! I love that sweet mittens quilt too. And your little postcard is lovely. You've been busy! that's why the month went by so fast!!!

  12. November did fly by, but it looks like you have some beautiful projects to mark the passage of the time. Love the cross stitch, what a beautiful collection of houses.

  13. Hi Sunny yes the month has just flown,oh boy i sure do love your cross stitch,its so beautiful,hope you have a lovely day my friend xx

  14. Cute cute cute mitten quilt!! Oh that x-stitch is divine - I never really got into it myself, but I love it. Enjoy!

  15. Thanks for the GG post, the Santa's Village looks awesome all on one piece of fabric like that.
    Glad you enjoyed your carriage ride too!


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