Sunday, December 6, 2009

"It's Beginning to look a lot like Christmas"

The first party of the season - great fun - an ornament exchage. And this one is the one I drew: just perfect for a sewer. It's buttons and little tiny spools. Cute, heh?
And this is the other one that also came to our house - a glass bird on a holly branch. Sure to get you in the spirit of things.

Quilt group on Thursday night - I haven't been able to go in ages, so it was great to see everyone. Judy is finishing up her black and white string pieced blocks. We made these a year ago for our Christmas party and she won the raffle for the blocks. Don't they look terrific with the red.
I was able to use the 'design wall' to put up my Buggy Barn crazy flowers. We decided that I needed to tea die the blocks with whites. I have done that and it definately helps them not stand out so much. We pretty much came down to a yellow for sashing - seemed to go well with virtually every block. I would never have predicted it, but you have to see what happens when you are able to lay them out and try different colors.

Last night was a cutting night. Got flannel cut for pillowcases for the grandkids and 3 sleeping bags for the American Girl dolls. Nana is busy getting ready for Christmas.


Caroline said...

I love your quilt. groetjes van Caroline

Passionate Quilter said...

okay, a bit behind in my reading! but i love that little spool ornament. I'll have to remember that for our next year's exchange. and i love the black/white string quilt. i'm loving the black/white thing with all sorts of colors: hot pink, lime green, red, sapphire blue...

just wanted to stop in and say's been a while and I think of you often! Have a very Merry Christmas!!