Friday, November 29, 2013

And It Begins

The process of decorating for Christmas has begun. I normally take a day and do a lot at one time, then fill in as needed in the days after. This year, I haven't the energy, having been fighting an upper respiratory thing for almost two weeks. So, it will be spread out a little more than usual.

Here are all my newly made stockings, and the hanger I created from an idea I saw on Pinterest.
One of these days, I vow to have an actual mantle to hang stockings on. Until then, this will do nicely.
The shelf in my dining room is ever changing. I use the same things every year, but I rearrange them and do it up a little differently each year.
I wish I could get my tree up, but that is a major undertaking and I'll need a whole day to devote to that. Maybe Monday.....

Ho Ho Ho!!!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Thanksgiving 2013

While I continue to work on Christmas projects and gifts, I'm taking time to stop and express my thankfulness. My God is and awesome God! Praise be to the one who created all, gives all and is all! Amen!!
I hope and pray your Thanksgiving is a blessed one.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Quilt Along Finish

I finally got all the blocks done and sashed for Bea's Sampler Quilt Along. I had to do it in between other major projects. It was fun to stop and do the blocks. Here are the last two.
And here are all of them sashed. I wish I'd had some pale blue to use for sashing, as I think it would have been prettier, but I needed to use some of what I had hoarded stored.
I will bind it with the same fabric as the inside sashing. I feared not having enough of it to border, so I opted for plain white on the outside. After piecing the sashing fabric together, I could have bordered with it, but decided to go with what I planned. I think the binding will add the right touch and bring it all together.

I'll have to wait until after Christmas to quilt it. I still have other pressing matters to attend before then. I also finished one of the Memory quilts for my friend. I'll talk about that in a separate post.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Where Have I Been?

Gee, it's been some time since I posted anything. I've been crazy busy with life! Grandchildren, sewing, etc. etc. Life is full and that's a good thing. Who wants to be sitting around with nothing to do?!!

Here are a few things I can show you that I've been working on.
For my little Klaire Bear. :)
A  shirt for LMW.
Acrylic on canvas for my great nephew.
A patriotic Razorback for my nephew's birthday.
I have a picture of the memory quilts in progress and can't find them on my computer. I really need a better filing system! I'm finishing up the binding on one of them and have the other one ready to start quilting. It will be a busy week with deer camp and grandchildren, so I won't be able to work on it much this week. It's all good though.