Friday, December 3, 2010

The Holly And The Ivy

Everyone is being clever with Seasonal titles or count downs.  I thought I would title my posts with Christmas Songs and then add a little trivia.  Did you know if you received all of the gifts in the song "The Twelve Days of Christmas," you would receive 364 gifts?

The first day of December blessed us with a rather nasty storm with an "unverified" hurricane that took out a window and the front door.  Lots of mop up - the rain was going sideways at force gale.  Luckily my son has no fear and raced to the house to check on us and did a quick patch up and then returned the next day to do full repairs.  All safe and well - just breathe.

I am doing both of Bonnie's mysteries and loving them.  Hoping they will clear a lot of scraps out.  This is a pile of block bits of the Christmas Lights (not Christmas).
And did up the "big brother/little brother" snuggies for my grandsons.

And since the final block of the Row BOM is up, I decided to finish to a flimsy and get ready for longarmer.  I've changed a few rows and doing the borders different.  The back will be pieced.

And I have another quilt under the machine quilting up for the "100 Quilts for Christmas" - that I will show on Monday.  When I say under the machine - I quilt on my domestic machine.  Maybe next year will see the long arm - birthday wishes.

I've done very few stitches on the cross-stitch  and my handquilting hasn't been touched since last post - oh my.  But I am suppose to be enjoying this SLOW process - gentle reminder.  The final month of the year - enjoy each day and take time to reflect with each stitch you slowly, lovingly sew.

Sewingly Yours,


sunny said...

I love your Claudia's quilt! I started it, but I'm several months behind. Now I'm more motivated to complete it.

StitchinByTheLake said...

In my quilt guild they did a row quilt several years ago but at the time I was working and didn't try it. Now I wish I had! It sounds like you're doing a good bit of stitching right now - I'm trying but I keep getting sidetracked. :( blessings, marlene