Before we talk about the Christmas Quilts I’m working on I have need to say I’m very sorry!!!!
I didn’t realize that my lack of posting would scare some of you and that you would think I or my husband were sick. We are both doing well and I’m happy to say that this year!! ( This time last year Dave was recovering from one surgery and preparing for another.)
So, where have I been? Everywhere but here I guess you could say!
When I discovered that I had worried some people I started thinking about the reasons and it simply boils down to LIFE.
One thing that came to me was… when I don’t feel well … I SEW! Or if a family member is ill … I SEW!
When I feel well… I WORK and let’s face it my work is pretty fun too! But when I don’t feel well, sewing is easy and requires very little thought process.
In addition to working, I’ve been refinishing some furniture for the lake house. My friend Tracey found a beautiful table for me at Salvation Army and she and I refinished it and all six chairs. After the fact, I’m almost wishing I had bought new… but… I have enjoyed saying “I did this” (along with help from Tracey). We also re-did a 6 foot church pew (will take pictures soon).
Now to the subject of sewing/quilting. I’ve started a few quilts .. but started is as far as I got.
The fabric I choose for my 2nd Christmas Quilt is Cookie Exchange (you need one yard each of three fabrics).
After I placed it on my design wall … I decided that I don’t like it. I think it needs a fourth fabric … or something to break it up!
Sorry bad picture (took picture at night)!!
Over the Christmas break I’m going to place it back on my design wall and see what it would look like using an Ivory Jelly Roll.
This may be the last post I share in a while (unless several of you tell me to just post random stuff). I’m working on a new program for my Stampin’ Up! business and I’m launching it in a few weeks and as much as I’d like to do both, there just aren’t enough hours in the day.
I do plan on offering more Quilt Alongs … but, they will be spaced apart. My goal is one a quarter for 2017 and ideally I would like to do two but I also know that I have to set realistic goals for myself and I’m pretty sure one a quarter is doable.
If I don’t see you before December 25th… Have a Merry Christmas!!
p.s. Join our Chic n Scratch Quilt Along Facebook Group to ask questions and share your quilting pictures.