Saturday, December 7, 2019
I hadn't taken time to sort thru the 5 bins of fabrics left over from our Guild Swap last month. Mainly it was due to I had commitments and I knew if I got into those totes, I would play. They have been sorted down into fashion fabrics, canvas/decor fabrics, and left over scraps (some good yardage) - and I had someone take some of it. I hope to find a home for these 3 totes ( yeah - 2 empty ones) as I don't need or use them - I have enough scraps thank you. I did save the 4 large baggies and one was all HSTs, one was various squares that got sorted into my barrel system, one was an unfinished project, and then there was this bag of solids.
I pulled the batiks (allergic to and will pass on) and the huge pile of hand dyed. The rest I am using for a bricks and stones which will make a fun, colorful quilt for our Guild charity drive The Hand dyed bundle will get used for this purpose as well; just have to come up with a good pattern.
I did use some of the larger pieces from the guild totes to make a few pillow cases that we are collecting at our next meeting. They will be going to Catholic Charities for the community Christmas boxes.
I was late finishing our guild challenge. A member taught us back in October (a-hem) how to use crayons on fabric and we were to make a small project with it. I finally - first of all - found it and got it finished up. A bit late for those pumpkins, but done is good. and I'll take for show & tell at our next meeting.
It's been so long that I've had time to just play, and I am going to enjoy it the rest of the month.
Thursday, December 5, 2019
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Why does a Christmas Tree make a poor quilter? Because it's always dropping it's needles!
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
The first trees were decorated per social class. The lower class with home made items of bits of fabric scrap, yarn, fruits, and pastries. The upper class with jewels, precious metals, and glass bobbles.
The first American-made glass ornaments were created by William DeMuth in New York in 1870. In 1880, Woolworth's began selling Lauscha glass ornaments.
In 1973, Hallmark Cards started manufacturing Christmas ornaments. The first collection included 18 ornaments, including six glass ball ornaments. Hallmark is the leading ornament manufacturer today with their Keepsake Ornaments the most popular.
I'm not sure that our Virtual Cookie Exchange is on the same level as Hallmark, but it is one of many Hops that folks look forward to most each year. Please be sure to visit todays hosts:
Monday, December 2, 2019
Hey, it wouldn't be a Holiday Cookie Exchange without snow! AND boy did we get snow - and it is still coming down. Schools closed, highways closed, and State of Emergency declared - and you thought I was kidding when I said I hibernate for the winter.
Don't forget to visit these hosts today for the Virtual Cookie Exchange:
It's pretty, but ask me again in mid-February,