Friday, December 19, 2014

Whooping it Up

I have been waiting for the announcement of the opening day for the Santa Sack Swap and my partner Kim sent me this wonderful sack with all these cute Holiday Tabby scenes - she knows I love my furries.

I had gotten wrapped up in some other things when Kim sent me an e-mail that she had opened her gifts from me - oops.  So I finished up, cleaned up, and dumped that sack.

I had to open the box first because it had Kim's really cool label on it.  And she kind of gave me a hint some where along the line. This adorable French Limoges Box (and I actually have two that were my gr. grans).  I knew Kim was quite the cross stitcher, but did not know that she was also quite the porcelain painter.  LOOK!!  My furries!!  Now this could have been my only gift and I would have been just as happy.

I just love the saying and the soft, earthy colours (her stitching puts mine to shame) are a treasure.  And so nicely finished with tapestry backing and the rich cording.

And this gorgeous towel with pointsettia and holly - too pretty to use, but this is going to be displayed and I'll slap knuckles if they spoil this.  The gorgeous cable knit scarf - love anything with cable.  

All my goodies together.  Yes, there was that cute little pincushion ring with specialty pins - too, too cute!!  Thank you Kim for making my Santa Sack Swap so special.

And one of our quilt guild members dropped this off.  Another Whoop!  I know it is only a local calendar (area realty firm), but........

I may not have been a 'month' (Schoharie County Quilt Block Trail), but I am on the back collage for The Airing Of the Quilts.  Yup, that old brick house with the clothes line full of quilts is the house on the hill at the end of Quilt Lane.

** linking with Santa Sack SwapWhoop Whoop Friday, and Feline Friday **

Sewingly Yours,

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Something Old, Something New

Never too hot to Stitch!

I have enjoyed Lynne's Something Old, Something New thru the year.  We all like to start something new.  But rather than committing to one of those 'UFO list-let's finish-have to  count it all' things, I used the Old to finish some of those smaller projects that have sat.

My Something Old - Finally - the Apples cross stitch is finished.  I gave it another lite washing and stretch/dry, pulled fabrics rather quickly, and it was fabric framed.  I don't know why I let this sit so long - well,,,,, yes I do.  It got folded into some fabric, tucked on the shelf, and forgotten.

My Something New was Sherri's  Monthly Small Project.  These little projects thru the year have been great to add finishes to the Christmas box.  She will be having the Monthly Small Project again in 2015, so you may consider playing along.

Thank you Lynne for hosting this fun event and I will miss it next year.
Sewingly Yours,

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Block Drive for Sidney, Australia

If you follow Intrepid Thread or get their newsletter, you may already know of this.  If not, please hop over to Julie to read her post to help out Molli Sparkles request for blocks (and the pattern) to make comfort quilts in the recent tragedy in Sidney.

Julie is graciously collecting blocks from the States (and probably Canada) to send on  to help with shipping costs.  But one block in an envelope is not that much postage.

I know it is a busy holiday season for many, but a single 5" block is quick and can be popped right in the mail (Julie would like them by December 31).

Sewingly Yours,

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Design Wall Monday 12/15/14

I have all my star and hourglass units finished for my Let's Book It project.  I 
saved all my bits that can be used for the tiny 4-patches in the center.  The corner stones are all cut as well as border, so this one will be ready for assembly this week.

And my next two blocks for the Country Corner's with Lynn @ Sew'nWildOaks.  This was the 7th block and I am making two of each.  These may be a little too 'dotty', but we'll see once they are all laid out - other's can be worked up and any rejects will work into the back or another project.

And I want to give a shout out for a new, young entrepreneur in my area.  I met the sweetest little thing while waiting in line at the post office - hey, 45 minutes leads to conversation (I tried to get the group to sing, but they wouldn't).  She just opened her own Etsy shop and if you could check her out, please do so - I fell in love with her snowflake necklace (she had one on).

** linking up with Judy @ PatchWorkTimes **

Sewingly Yours,