Saturday, December 27, 2014

Chookyblue's Secret Santa Swap ...!

Hello everyone, I do hope you had a wonderful holiday season.

I have been participating in Donna's, Chookyblue blog, Secret Santa Swap since she first started back in 2007.   What fun it is!  I have never been disappointed.   So, allow me to share with you what I received from my Secret Santa, Suze of Bears Mum.

Check out the packaging!  Right up my alley!

Lovely!  Here is my ornament.

Early December when DD and I were putting up the various decorations on the tree, it was nice to reminiscent.

Our tree is nothing fancy, just a mishmash of various ornaments, (some from my maternal grandmother, some from friends and swaps and others from the various projects done by DD throughout her elementary school year) but it's very special to me.  When I look at my tree, it has meaning ... that's how I like it! ;)

This is what Suze sent me for Christmas.

It's lovely! It now hangs in my sewing studio!

Thank you again Suze for being my Secret Santa.

I do hope Santa was good to you.  Thanks for stopping by!  Cheers!

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Holiday anticipation ...!

I'm ready for Santa!

Hope Santa is good to you!  Have a wonderful Holiday Season!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Irrational and perhaps insane ....!

Some might say!  Last night around 10:00 p.m. I saw the cutest quilt posted by Kathie (redandgreenquilts) on Instagram and I just had to make it.  You understand, don't you?

So up I was, designing the block and quilt top on EQ 7.  Looked in my stash and saw this gorgeous fabric that would be perfect.

But, but, but ......

Any fabric but those! Folk Art Christmas II, that has got to be more than a decade old.  I so loved Robyn Pandolph's style when she was with Moda.  Oh and that Sturbridge Village Scarlet .... now that's a beauty.  I take those out every now and again and pet them!

Seriously, Aren't you NOT suppose to use your stash!!!  But ..... but .....

Kathie made me do it!  How dare she post the cutest quilt for me to see late at night!  I seriously thought about driving to Fibre around midnight to pick a different fabric ... you understand right?

But I didn't ..... And I made the quilt ... using my precious fabric!

Now I need to machine quilt it!

Tomorrow, I'm driving to Fibre and picking up the cutest Santa backing!  Won't it look great on the table with Santa's cookies and milk?

Thanks for stopping by!  Cheers!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Lot's happening ... !

I am finding it more and more difficult to not be tempted by new projects.  You only live once or YOLO, as my DD likes to say.  So, this is a new project ... YOLO! ... that I'll be staring January 2014.

It's a new BOM being offered by Fibre Junction.  It's called Austin Bluebird and is designed by Minick and Simpson.

I saw this at Market Schoolhouse this fall.  The colours are absolutely gorgeous.   The fabrics will be coming in this month and I cannot wait!  If you would like to join me, you can reserve your place here.

Last Tuesday, the day and evening Simple What's Not Club members joined me for a pincushion exchange a la Yankee Swap style.  What fun we had.  I love seeing the creativity!

I really have the bestest customers/club members.  What a hoot we had.  Each one brought a dish to share. The food was amazing.  Sorry, no picture of the spread, it's all gone! ;)

Thank for stopping by!
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