"Silver Bells" is a classic Chistmas song, composed by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans - was first performed by Bob Hope and Marilyn Maxwell in the motion picture 'The Lemon Drop Kid' , filmed in 1951. The first recorded version was by Bing Crosby and Carol Richards. The song was inspired by the imagery of Salvation Army bellringers standing outside department stores during the Christmas season.
For my Charming Girls - I really am trying to stick with the "slow" process. I am following Bonnie Hunter Mysteries, the Layercake sampler, and Beth Ferrier's MidWinter. But they come out once a week or 2 weeks - so I pulled one of my scrap bins (I have 3 large totes), closed my eyes and pulled a scrap "noodle" out. GREEN, so I started making green strip blocks and any large pieces got cut into squares for future projects (1.5",2",2.5", and 3.5").
I had a quilt machine done for the "100 Quilts for Christmas", but it went off before I photo'ed it. SO I am posting a photo of another quilt that was given out for Hospice before I came across this group. I just loved the simplicity of this quilt and the backing was so soft - I tied with multi-colors.
http://blog.sewhooked.org/2010/01/29/sewing-hot-dog-a-pillowcase/ And they go tomorrow night with me to quilt guild for the 1 million pillowcases project.
Jane of Sew Create It who offered the free pattern and tutorial for a table runner when a guest blogger on Stash Manicure (see button on side). I was going to make a wallhanging, but they are going to be part of a new Shop sign - I vend at shows and tired of a boring paper sign. You will get an update. Thank you Jane for inspiration!
I know, you don't believe me when I say I am going "slow" - but if you only knew what goes thru my three machines normally! I've enjoyed watching the old movies - never really been the one to just sit and watch TV - it's always been a background noise or not on. And I have been listening to "The Sounds of the Season" - a cable channel with seasonal music. BUT I still don't bake.