Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!

Lula is the most camera shy cat I've ever met, it's very difficult to get a good picture of her. I really liked this one of her hiding in the tree. Looks a bit like Lula is sad the excitement of Christmas is over. It's time to look at what's ahead for the New Year. So far 2011 is starting out to be a busy time with projects. Here is one of many.
I'm very far behind on the Roll Roll Cotton Boll Mystery quilt. I've been trying to catch up this past week. I have part one, two, four and some of part five completed. Bonnie posted part seven, the block assembly today so I can concentrate on putting a few blocks together. Bonnie did an excellent job of keeping the quilt a secret, I had no idea what the block would look like with the sections she posted earlier.

Happy New Year and All the Best for 2011.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Surprise Mail

This little package arrived in the mail yesterday from Mary, I wanted to get this posted sooner but things didn't work out. She's wrapped it so nice with twine and a snowman tag.....oh so darn cute I didn't want to mess up the packaging.
To my surprise when I opened the package, Mary sent me one of her wonderful little quilts I saw on her blog. It felt like a early birthday present when I open this wonderful star quilt. It actually arrived on Mary's Birthday which was yesterday. The picture doesn't do this quilt justice, the quilting is so detailed with curls in each star is awesome and done so prefect.
I'm still in shock I can't believe this fantastic quilt came to my door. Thanks so much Mary you are very thoughtful. Happy Birthday Mary.

Happy Christmas.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Tree Hanger

I've still got a long list of things to do before, wrapping and baking. These tree hangers are the last of the gift sewing, that's if you don't count the baby quilt I need to machine quilt and bind....oh there's still lots of time to finish that....I have a whole week LOL. The tree hangers are a gift for my girls. It's a free pattern from Kim Diehl posted during the Henry Glass Holiday Project Parade.
My front entry way is filled with snowmen.
Some years I don't put out as many decorations but the tall snowman comes out every year for sure.

A few gifts I ordered online this year haven't arrived yet, I hope they arrive at my door soon.

Happy Quilty Christmas Everyone!

Friday, December 10, 2010

More Wool Ornaments

I received so many wonderful comments and questions about my wool ornaments. I thought I would share the remainder that I've made and where you can get the patterns. These are from Reets Rags to Stitches, there are 2 separate patterns that I used to make these. Annie is my favourite.
Ho Ho Ho Merry Christmas from Santa.
Keep warm this winter.
This Angel makes me smile, looks like she's had a little too much Christmas cheer. If you missed the other wool ornament, see my previous post.

Keep Warm.

Monday, December 6, 2010

More Decorating

Yesterday I did a bit more decorating and got the tree put up. I usually have more done by now but this year it's slow and steady. So here's the tree all lit up and full of decorations, a lot of them that I've made over the years. I also finished hand sewing the binding on the new tree skirt you see under the tree.
A couple of wool ornaments that are my favourites. I made these a few years ago.
Got to have a few cat ornaments.

This little mitten hanger is done in needle punch.
This morning I woke up to find several of the decorations scattered on the floor. Some of these were half way up the tree. A little better view of the tree skirt, this pattern was from Moda Bakeshop posted I think about June.
I have no clue how this guy gets into so much mischief. He chewed some of the garland way up on the tree and the tree was still standing, that's a neat trick.
Lula is always such a good girl. She sits and watches the mess Boo Boo makes but doesn't get involved. She's the good kitty.

Happy Quilting.