Wednesday, December 7, 2011

I'm Here!


I didn't intend to be gone so long (has it really been a whole month???), Thanks for the wonderful emails that you missed my regular blog postings. My family has needed my attention the last number of weeks and that is my first priority, things are still up and down but at least better than a few weeks ago.

I took some pictures this morning of the projects I've been making slow progress on. Here is a Christmas candle mat I just finished, done in reds and whites. I like the sense of accomplishment from doing a smaller project.

A monthly mini I get from Daisy Cottage. I had enough fabric to make a little doll quilt as well. This one really cheered me up when I was having a very bad day.

This Little Wallet is a Valeri Wells pattern, very quick and oh so cute!

My churn dash swap blocks are a flimsy, waiting to be quilted. These blocks have been traded with a local group over the past year.

Machine quilted Pom Pom De Paris I showed here last summer.

I love how this quilt turned out.

The binding is my favourite.

This Christmas stitchery has been a UFO sitting around my sewing room for more years than I want to admit, it's time to finish this one now.

Happy Quilting.

19 comments:

Vesuviusmama said...

There's no need to explain - family should ALWAYS come first! It's good to see some finishes, isn't it? I love that little stitchery - why has it taken so long to complete?

Belinda said...

Oh my....what great Christmas eye-candy you have here!! Looks like you have been a busy little Santa's elf!!
I. LIKE.

sunny said...

I hope everything is okay! Like Belinda said, Lot's of beautiful eye candy here. I love that stitchery!

Karen said...

The prim style tree with the log cabin block caught my eye. Well, not the only thing that did but it sure is cute.

Donna K from N.TX aka Quilting Bear Gal said...

Good to hear from you. Sorry about your family situation and hope all will improve soon. Your lovely Christmas mat and mini quilt are so festive. Absolutely love the churndash quilt top. Can't wait to see that one quilted.

Darlene said...

I'm glad to see that you're ok but I'm sorry to hear that life has presented more challenges! I hope things are better and getting better every day. (hugs)

Everything you've done is sweet, Wendy.

Needled Mom said...

I hope things continue to improve there.

Your projects are all wonderful. It would be hard to choose a favorite, but I love the last stitchery!!!

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

I'm so happy to see you back! Family comes first, no doubt about it~ I hope things continue to get better for you. (greedy little me wants you back more often! LOL)
I love your projects! I finished stitching the tree pillow earlier this year. :) Have a happy day!

Quilt Hollow said...

I love that little teeny tiny snowman in the center block of the log cabin!! CUTE!!!
Even that Christmas stitchery looks oh so pretty!!! Get that one done!!! I have to see the finish. :-)

paulette said...

I agree...family comes first!! But you were missed! Looks like you kept busy...
Take care!
P

Betty Lou said...

Thank you for sharring your beautiful projects with us. Blogging is a hobby, family comes first. Hope all is well.

Cathy said...

Life has a tendancy to take a turn when you least expect it. Glad you are back. Love all your quilts and your stitchery is adorable. Hugs

Lori said...

Woo-Hoo! It looks like you've been doing a bit of quilting between family obligations. I love it all!!

Libby said...

Binding is my favorite, too. Love that little stitchery!

Heartsdesire said...

Glad to see you back, Wendy. You were missed. Love all the projects you finished. What a good feeling of accomplishment to have some of these things done.
Judie

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Welcome back!! I keep checking in to see if you've updated. You finished a lot!! I love all of your projects. Hope things get better for you and your family.
Hugs
sharon

Lori P said...

Hi Wendy: Sounds like I wasn't the only one missing you! How nice. Hope things are getting back to normal for you.
I have the same ufo and was looking for it yesterday to work on. I'm sure we started it at the same time, so I won't say how long it's been.
Glad to see you back, take care.

Lori

Judy in Michigan said...

So glad you are back - missed you along with all your blogging friends. Love all your holiday work!!

shez said...

lovely post Wendy and also some lovely projects ther,well done