Monday, December 23, 2013

Last Minute Gifts

I finished up these redwork ornaments for my girls, I left the edges raw and did a running stitch. I hope to make this a tradition of making something different for them each year. It's never too late to start a new tradition. Owls are very popular this year, I think they might like them.
Some progress on the Le Jardin block, Christmas has made it slow going right now. I think there are 3 more blocks to go.
Boo Boo is saying Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Le Jardin Block

In between all the hectic organizing for Christmas, I finished this block. I think this is number 5. I'm still enjoying the back basting method of applique.
We went this week to the out door Vancouver Christmas Market. It's based on the markets in Germany with little wooden huts selling food and other gift items. Some of the wooden ornaments are hand made and hand painted. We didn't buy any as they were pretty pricey. We did have sausage and Hot Spiced Wine with rum.......yum so good and it kept us warm for the night of shopping.

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Friday, December 6, 2013

O Christmas Tree

I finished the quilting on the tree runner this week and worked on the binding yesterday. I like how it looks on the table. I'm undecided about what kind of a center piece would work. You can find the free pattern on The Shabby Fabrics blog.
A little stitched pillow I made last year. I'll be doing more Christmas project stitching this weekend.
Have you done your decorating for Christmas?

Happy Decorating!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Deck the Halls

I managed to get some decorating done this week, in between naps. I've had a awful cold and really only felt like sleeping most of the time. I'm feeling much better today. Snowmen and trees are my favourite, you'll see with more pictures below. The quilt I made a few years ago at Buggy Barn in a class with Cheri Payne.
The tablerunner I made last year and I bought the wooden snowman.
Gotta have a little tree in the kitchen. The snowman candlemat I made a few years ago.
This little tree and snowman are in the front entrance. The snowman was one of the first I've made. I like the bird on his hat.
What is it about boxes, cats love to claim empty boxes.
Got to get back to finishing Christmas gifts and a few more customer quilts.

Happy Quilting!