I know most of us are cold and some snowy, too. We are having a bit of a white out tonight, but warm inside. Although we may curse out the window at it, it does add to the charm of the season.
This Saturday we will be linking up with Sue at Quilt Times for the final Christmas QAL & Challenge. It will be fun to see how everyone did on their challenge piece - no red or green and less than 96" total around the outside of the finished piece.
Luckily Tuesday was a lite snow so we could hold our Quilt Guild meeting/Christmas party. A soup, salad, rolls and tons of deserts night with some great quilters. Instead of exchanging gifts we do pillowcases for a local children's hospital and new this year - made placemats for Meals on Wheels for their Christmas dinners delivery. We also donated food and personal items to one local pantry and money to another.
Our program committee had us bring one FQ to win a raffle of bundled FQs and an ugly FQ which was put in a papersack - we got one to take home with the challenge to make something with it and bring it back next meeting . I won one of the bundles and the bright is my ugly. I also won a pointsettia plant on one of the tables, but gave that to my Mom.
My BIG box of thread came - rather jumbled in it's travels, but what fun to sort thru this and put all those colors in place. AND I can't wait to use them!
My brother & SIL took Mom into the city shopping for the day, so I was home alone (sort of) to watch the shop. And with no sewing machine, pushed the Bah-Hum-Bugs into the closet and decided to do a little decor. It was a little difficult with this helper claiming everything in the tub as his own. Bella hates anything 'different' , so hid upstairs in the spare bedroom.
So the tree is up and I only put my blogger swap ornaments on it.
And the mantel with just some of my snowmen along with my Dec 2012 Doll Swap. That poor empty table is where my New Home machine should be.
And the new machine hasn't arrived yet. There is a long story on that whole mess for another time, but there is one on it's way.
I will be making changes on the side bar - QALs and hops and events that finish up and adding new items as I come across them.
Just remember with the hustle and bustle of the Season - take time to breath. See you Saturday.