Thursday, December 31, 2009

One Little Word 2010

I just found Ali Edwards blog  this morning inspiring us all to find "one little word for 2010 " to live by and make it our very own http://aliedwards.typepad.com/_a_/2009/12/one-little-word-2010.html#tpe-action-posted-6a00d83451bb3569e20120a791c943970b. If you haven't seen this or chosen your word I would encourage you to check it out. My word for 2010 is going to be SIMPLIFY. I want to live more simply, work on one project at a time, have less stuff, eat less and stress less. Since I am convinced that stuff creates chaos and stress in our lives a more simple life sounds wonderful to me today. I think for me this is a more realistic New Years Resolution. So what is your word going to be?

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Healthy New Year!


Thursday, December 24, 2009

Soft as the baby

My Mom's housekeeper just had a new baby so I whipped this up this evening to give the baby as a Christmas gift and this fleece is so so soft I couldn't believe it. It's a little messy to work with because it really sheds but once it goes in the dryer for a couple of minutes it's perfect. I love making these little blankets because they are so quick and easy and at the moment all the fleece in the stores is 50% off, an added bonus.


More finished Christmas gifts.....

Well if I learned anything this year about wanting to make all my Christmas gifts it was that I have to start earlier. Most everything was done early December but then I decided to make a few more and I was pushed to the wire to finish everything. I finally finished my 9-patch that I did with Amanda Jean of www.crazymomquilts.blogspot.com and decided to give it as a gift and I hope the recipient loves it as much as I do. It is all made with the 1930's 40's reproduction fabrics and looks just like an old quilt. (Try to ignore all the stuff I threw on the floor when I put the quilt on the bed :) It also has a label but can't show that since it would give away the gift.

I has also won a tissue cozy recently from www.primrose.design.com and decided to make a few of these for my family for Christmas and love how they turned out. The blue one at the top is the one I won. I think these will also make great gifts for friends that come down with the flu or a bad cold.


Sunday, December 20, 2009

Some time to relax and bake

I finally have almost all my Christmas gifts finished and can spend some time baking today and just enjoying the season. I made this door hanging for my sister and gave it to her yesterday so it's no longer a surprise.






Then I also made these Christmas stockings for my son and his fiancee and their little dog Mia. I used a tutorial on Moda Bake Shop at http://www.modabakeshop.com/2009/07/his-and-her-scrappy-christmas-. stockings.html . They were pretty easy to do and I thought they would enjoy having stocking made with their own initials. I stuffed them full and added cute Hallmark reindeer sticking out of the top but I forgot to take finished picture. I used Figgy Pudding fabrics and then on Mia's just added a touch of doggie fabric.




Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Another gift in the mail today...

I have been participating in the Old Red Barn Quilt along "Secret Santa" and my package just arrived from Heidi (http://craftnosis.blogspot.com/) with some fun fabrics and a very sweet skating santa that is already hanging on my tree. If you get a chance stop by her website and see all the fun things she makes.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Make 2010 your year to PIF

 I just joined Linda at http://handquiltingnana.blogspot.com/ in a new PIF and it should be a fun way to make three strangers happy next year. She is still looking for two more people so why not stop by her site and read about it. The best part is it doesn't start until January and it's and easy way to make people smile.

Look what I just won.....




How cool is this. I was delighted this morning to see I just won a snowflake tissue cozy by Janet at  http://primrosedesign.blogspot.com/ .Be sure to go to her sight and shop and see all the wonderful things she is making for the holidays.