Sunday, December 12, 2010

Silver Bells

"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.
I made two pillow cases using this tutorial: And they go tomorrow night with me to quilt guild for the 1 million pillowcases project.
I'm cross-stitching this little cat - think I need to add a mouse.  My "Queen" does not mouse, she sits to be admired, awed, and fawned over.  It will be a pocket on a new bag for me.

And these delightful trees were from 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.

Sewingly Yours,


  1. I have one more day to work til I retire, then I will be trying to slow down. It's a hard thing to do.

  2. Hi Sharon,

    Can you give me the pattern for the scrap whirligig in your post? I couldn't quite figure it out. Thanks, Jo Anna

  3. Hi Sharon...great you made it for a sign...very cool...and are fast..wink..

  4. No Sharon,

    I don't believe you are going slow.....LOL. It's not in your nature. You are still far ahead of me. Of course, I'm contesting today....hee new addition. There are 3 list to enter from...yikes.


  5. I have wanted to start some of these sew and quilt alongs but I don't know if I can stand having that many half finished projects sitting around. I think I would go crazy!!!!!

    I might try in January. I have a few I am considering. I wanted to do Bonnies. time.

    Hey, I see Madame Samm...are you going to be a guest blogger?

  6. Goodness me - that doesn't look slow at all to me LOL! Love the quilt - and the pillow cases! And can't wait to see the cat and other projects! Way to sew!

  7. Oh MY word! Slow does not have the same definition for you as it does for me. Love all your wonderful quilts.
    Blessings for 2011
    Gmama Jane