Friday, December 31, 2010

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Wonky house on the block...

Playing around with Gwen Marston's (http://www.gwenmarston.com/) "liberated quilting" technique tonight. Getting ready to start another coop project using a variety of madras plaids I got from my friend June. Here's my first attempt at piecing a wonky house. The finished size of the blocks are to be in multiples of 3 inches. This one measure 6.5 x 12.5 allowing for a 1/4" seam.
The sky around the roof line could use a few less pieces, but that is the name of the game.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Show and tell...

As an extra Christmas gift, I made this little bag to hold my friend's jewelry when she travels. Had been saving a wonderful piece fabric printed with birds and butterflies.... it was the perfect choice to use for the lining since the bag was for my coop butterfly|moth quilt friend. Paper pieced the outside with scraps from the quilt store's scrap bin. Am beginning to fall in love with black, red and cream printed fabric combinations... made a second bag with the same scraps to keep.
Was LUCKY enough to win one of Kate Spain's generous stocking stuffers. Thank you again, Kate Spain!!
Don't you just love her fabric lines? I used scans of her "12 Days of Christmas" line in creating my blog advent calendar. Check out her new "Central Park" line: http://katespaindesigns.blogspot.com/.  Also included in the gift was a charm pack of this new collection.

Hope all had a wonderful Christmas ..... and will have a Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Day 25...

and a very Happy New Year!
Thank you for visiting my blog.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Day 24...

The message of Christmas is that the visible material world is bound 
to the invisible spiritual world.  ~ Author Unknown

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Day 23...

Keep your Christmas-heart open 
all the year round.  ~ Jessica Archmint

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Day 22...

Perhaps the best Yuletide decoration is being 
wreathed in smiles.  ~ Author Unknown

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Day 21...

No matter how carefully you stored the lights last year, they 
will be snarled again this Christmas.  ~ Robert Kirby

Monday, December 20, 2010

Day 20...

Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have 
entertained angels unawares.  Hebrews 13:2, AKJV

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Day 19...

Even as an adult I find it difficult to sleep on Christmas Eve. 
Yuletide excitement is a potent caffeine, 
no matter your age.  ~ Carrie Latet

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Day 18...

I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to 
keep it all the year.  ~ Charles Dickens

Friday, December 17, 2010

Day 17...

Christmas is not as much about opening our presents 
as opening our hearts.  ~ Janice Maeditere

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Day 16...

May the beauty found in nature this season, sustain you 
throughout the coming year.  ~ D

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Day 15...

Sing hey!  Sing hey!
For Christmas Day;
Twine mistletoe and holly.
For a friendship glows
In winter snows,
And so let's all be jolly!

~ Author Unknown

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Day 14...


Nothing's as mean as giving a little child 
something useful for Christmas.  ~ Kin Hubbard

Monday, December 13, 2010

Day 13...

Mankind is a great, an immense family. This is proved by what 
we feel in our hearts at Christmas.  ~ Pope John XXIII

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Day 12...

May your days be merry and bright,
and may all your Christmases be white...  
~ Irving Berlin

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Day 11...

I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old, familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet
The words repeat
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Friday, December 10, 2010

Day 10...

I love the Christmas-tide, and yet,
I notice this, each year I live;
I always like the gifts I get,
But how I love the gifts I give!

~ Carolyn Wells

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Day 9...

Oh, for the good old days when people would stop Christmas 
shopping when they ran out of money.  ~ Author Unknown

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Day 8...

The perfect Christmas tree?  All Christmas trees are perfect!  ~ Charles N. Barnard

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Day 7...

Christmas is a time when you get homesick - even when you're home.  ~ Carol Nelson

Monday, December 6, 2010

Day 6...

Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a
conspiracy of love.  ~ Hamilton Wright Mabi

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Day 5...

Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop 
opening presents and listen.  ~ Author unknown

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Day 4...

Christmas is a necessity. There has to be at least one day of the year to remind 
us that we're here for something else besides ourselves.  ~Eric Sevareid

Friday, December 3, 2010

Day 3...

There has been only one Christmas - the rest are anniversaries.  ~W.J. Cameron

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Day 2...


Christmas, my child, is love in action... Every time we love, every time we give, it's Christmas. ~ Dale Evans Rogers

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

24 days and counting...


It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.  ~W.T. Ellis