I know, I know . . . I’m really, really late with these posts! Potluck meals (YUM!!), work Christmas parties, outings with friends . . . ‘tis the Season for running about and having a good time.
Not all was a good time though . . . three meetings this week and final salary negotiations – all done for a while now. Thank goodness! No more stress headaches . . . horrible time of year to be doing these things, but at least it is now done for three years and will not have to be revisited until then – I hope!
On to more interesting things . . .
I LOVE these little snowmen . . . all plaids and scattered little cheery faces – gotta remember this little pattern.
This group has started a BOM garden theme this year (and next), with a member taking a turn each month to design, make 2 blocks and bring the pattern for all the members that are participating. One block remains with the person who brought it and the other extra block goes into a charity square pile that will become a quilt at the end of the whole program. The table above is spread out with everyone’s blocks so far . . . see mine there? They are the small blocks . . . I decided I didn’t/couldn’t use another quilt with 12” finished blocks, so have shrunk the patterns down to 8” blocks. I think they are coming along great so far!
This is Sheila’s Bunny Hill quilt so far – the December block is still a work in progress but she needed to get the sashing and corner squares together also because this is supposed to be a Christmas present for someone. She is also in the process of working on a second one of this BOM and has all of the appliqué pieces cut out for it – very ambitious! - but so worthwhile.
This quilt is Lise’s and I think those colors are very striking! Lise has drafted this pattern herself and I think she did a great job. There is still one more red border to go on and then I think she said a black binding. It’s a biggie!
Joan was working on little Christmas stockings for her daughter’s nursery school (kindergarten?) students – she was making a lot! They are so cute and little . . . there are still some bells that will be added once they are all sewn together. Such a great gift for a teacher to give to her class at Christmas – especially when Mom kicks in and helps out so much – way to go Joan!
This is mine with the pink and black . . . I think it turned out great and I love the sewing themed prints that we chose. Sheila had the black and I had the pink so we shared and came up with a brighter finished project than if we had just used our one color.
Look how cozy and organized my iron is now . . . can you tell I’m thrilled??? The pattern we used was from here. Adjust and improvise as needed.
Now onto the flying lid . . .
This is the front of my stove as of last Saturday. My wonderful, talented, dear husband had just taken the lid off a casserole dish and it slipped/flipped backwards out of his hands and smacked (lovely sound it made – really!) into the glass panel on the stove. It’s not a new stove by any means, but how long can I really go with it all duct taped together now. I should have taken an after-the-duct-tape-repair photo for you . . . but really who wants to see my stove now – I’m embarrassed just looking at it. The stove is old enough that I really doubt that a new panel can be ordered and inserted – oh, well, - that’s the way the cookie sometimes crumbles right?
I wonder if a new stove will fit under my Christmas tree? I sure hope so!
‘til next time,