It is December and the last few BOMs I am following are finishing up. And I can't find the rest of the blocks to them. Fabric, yes - blocks, no. And I keep all things together - so this is a mystery. So I worked on a mystery. Using my SILs machine I did up all the pieces for Celtic Soltice clue #1.
Actually, this is for Bea - I mentioned to her I wasn't putting a tree up - maybe no decorating at all. But, the shop is decorated and we used these dowel trees.
My Dad made these years ago for sale in the shop and we have just a few left, so keep them for display now. The base - maybe you can make out the seam above the dowels - he made bases and then different sections so you could 'build' a tree.
And some of the sections had fewer and shorter dowels - building your tree. There were scroll work wood stars for the top, but they have since been lost. So instead of putting up a fake or real tree in the shop - these treasures have found a purpose in the shop this year - and hold a memory of Dad.
I am lost as this poor old girl had to go to the shop - she'll be home for Christmas - BUT boy I sure do miss her. She will be retired as strictly my piecing machine because - well she is aging and deserves to be petted nicely - BUT -----
On Cyber-Monday I found a great deal on this - A Juki HZL G110 for a third of it's original price (with extras). You can see her stats HERE. I am impatiently waiting for my Christmas present to ME to get here.
Since I had reached 600 posts and over 200,000 views, and I am sure I am over 700 followers (everyone follows a different way now - I don't know what the total is) - so I feel we need a really good Christmas Give Away. So I am giving two $50 gift certificates with Fat Quarter Shop away - one for my USA followers and one for my out-of-states followers. Simply tell me what you have lost or found this month - include if you are US or OOS - and if you are a no-reply responder, leave your e-mail. I will leave comments open until 10pm (EST)Friday the 13th (ah, lucky day) and post the winners soon after - and will contact immediately - I want you to have those gift certificates for a wonderful Christmas.