Saturday, December 31, 2011

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Lottsa Sewing

Got quite a bit accomplished in a couple of mostly uninterrupted afternoons of sewing. It may not look like much in the picture, but those little piles represent a lot of cutting, sewing, pressing and trimming.

All the components are put together now and the next time I get back to this the blocks can be put together. Unfortunately, that won't be today as it's back to work for me. I'll have to work this evening too.

There's a really nice extra benefit of the holidays....plenty of leftovers so I don't have to cook, the house is nice and clean, and days off from work so there's that uninterrupted sewing time.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Lunch Break!!

Time for a late lunch of more Christmas dinner leftovers. I think we'll finish them off for supper. And that's a good thing because as good as they are we're getting a little tired of the same things for every meal. :)

Now that Christmas is in the rear view mirror I got back to sewing.  After a couple good nights sleep and late rising mornings I felt ready to tackle something other than Christmas preparations.  Sooooooo......I pulled out the quilt I had started cutting strips for just after Thanksgiving. Yesterday I cut, cut, cut. Today I have sewed, sewed, sewed and this is what I have to press, press, press and trim, trim, trim before I can sew some more.

Yes, another Bonnie Hunter pattern. Christmas Lights.

I tolerate the cutting, love pushing unit after unit through the machine, pressing....not so much. But, I'm having some lovely dark chocolate for dessert after my leftover pork roast sandwich so that might help me get through it. :)

Sunday, December 25, 2011

And now it's over.........

Christmas 2011 that is. After all the time spent preparing it's over in no time at all. We'll barely recover before it's time to start thinking about it all a over again.  Here's a peek at this year's festivities.

When can we rip 'em open?

How many are there anyway?

Best gift of the day?

Keeping this one for blackmail purposes.

Can you see me now?

The end.

Hope you all had a great Christmas too.  Best wishes for the New Year.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas To All

Merry Christmas, Blogger friends. I hope you all have a very nice holiday with family and/or friends.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Lookin' more like Christmas

Goals for today:

   1.  Wrap presents.

   2.  Get cards ready to mail.

   3.  Get a load of wash done.

Presents are wrapped. They kind of disappear into the quilts covering the couch.  

And here's the tree my women's club set up at the Library as a Giving Tree.  The hats, gloves and scarves will get donated to the schools in Orchard and Clearwater for the kids who come to school without so they can still go out and enjoy recess.  (Do kids still get recess??)

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Last One For The Year

I finished this one last night. It's in the washer now and will be packed up with the RWB Heartstrings quilt I showed previously to be sent to Alycia in Co for QOV.

The Heartstrings one was going to be sent off last month, but then I remembered these extra blocks and the little cut-off black & white triangles from another project and put this together.  There is room in the box for two, so I waited.

Are you ready for Christmas?  I still have to wrap presents and then do the boring stuff like cleaning.  This year I'm shaking up the Christmas Dinner menu a bit. For the 20-25 years I've done Christmas Dinner, ever since my mom quite doing it, we've had turkey and all the trimmings.  I'm ready for something different so I'm doing pork loin roast and scalloped potatoes along with pies and dinner rolls. The kids can bring the sides.  I'm sure there will be protest, but as long as there's pumpkin pie I doubt if they'll leave before eating. :)

Friday, December 2, 2011

Afternoon Project

Good grief, it took me the better part of the afternoon to make a tea cozy. Admittedly,  it was my very first one, but I've made entire quilts with less futzing around. Do you suppose that's why they're so expensive to buy??