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Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Christmas Count Down

I have wanted to make a plus quilt forever. I had some fat quarters that I purchased at my LQS. Love them, great colours and fabulous combo. Cut out all the pieces and laid them out. Still in love.
It turned out a bit small so I added a border. I think I would have preferred grey but I happened to have white on hand. I think I see another plus quilt in my future.
A request for a mug rug from my granddaughter. She is a huge fan of Frozen! Thought I had best make one for her sister too!
And a baby quilt. They know it is a boy. She is due any time. This is a kit from Fat Quarter Shop.
And another that I have been planning to finish for a long time. This striped binding is my favourite. Love all the primary colours.
Yahoo! Quilts off the list!

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! May the new year bring peace, joy and love to you and your families.

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Baptism Double the Blessings

My two youngest Grandchildren were baptised on Sunday. There were three other babies and it was all great fun.

I have always found life events a time for reflection. Why are we doing this? Is this still relevant to our lives and our hopes? Are we only doing this because we have always done this? Is this life giving?
Life is too short to do things that are not life giving. Two Bungle Jungle quilts for two adorable grand babies! Now that is life giving!

Giveaway Winner

A big thank you to everyone that entered the Sew Mama Sew giveaway. And the winner is Jellybean. I have contacted her by email and she has responded. I will pop the Luxe in Bloom in the mail today. Merry Christmas!

Thank you all for sharing your favourite holiday movie.

The hands down favourites were: It's a Wonderful Life, White Christmas, Elf, Christmas Vacation, and Christmas Story.

Quite a few watch: Polar Express, Love Actually, Home Alone, Rudolf, Frosty, Christmas Carol, Miracle on 34th Street

A few watch - some of these I need to see: Emmett Otters Jugband Christmas, Undercover Christmas, The Holiday, Holiday Inn, Family Stone, The Best Years of Our Lives, Nightmare on Elm Street, Hog father, Muppet Christmas movies, The Ref, mrs. Miracle, when Angels come to Town, Lord of the Rings, Wizard of Oz, Sound of Music, Christmas Card, Arthur, Gremlins, Dinner for One, Little Shop Around the Corner, Christmas with the Kranks While you were sleeping, Mystery Source Theatre 3000 version of Santa Claus versus the Martians, and Prancer.

Love Christmas movies, thanks for all the suggestions.

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Luxe in Bloom - 10 fat quarters

My first Giveaway! Nerve wracking! I am joining with Sew Mama Sew's Giveaway Day! Thank you for organizing.
I love this line of fabric. The first time I saw it I was spell bound. I have been admiring and looking, petting, folding and refolding. But really it still looks brand new! It has been gently admired!

Did I say I love this line?  The flowers and the detail just resonate with me. And as a bonus Art Gallery Fabrics have such a wonderful soft feel.
I have 10 fat quarters of Sara Watson's Luxe in Bloom to Giveaway.

To enter tell me your favourite Holiday movie or just leave a comment. I have so many favourites it is hard to choose. We have been watching White Christmas every year since it came out, or it feels that way. We all know all the songs, even the babies are starting to sing along. Love musicals.

Thank you for visiting.

Also linking up to The Needle and Thread Network.

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Wee Bee Canadian 2014 Finished!

My camera battery is dead. Where is that battery charger??? So I took a few with my iPad. Wow that is tricky.  Still looking for the battery charger. More photos with the iPad. They look to me as if they are improving!!

October Bee Block Part 1 was the Christmas Road to Tennessee. I must say I was sorry to be late with this block however sewing with the Christmas fabrics really put me in the mood! Yeah I love Christmas.
October Bee Block Part 2 was the Japanese x and + Block. After having made this block I am so going to make one for myself. It has been on my list for ages. I have been collecting the fabric for a couple of years.
December Bee Block was Leaf Block. Not sure what happened here. I usually love colour. The brighter the better but these muted blocks really spoke to me. I hope my bee mate likes them as much as I do. Really feeling the low contrast. Very meditative!
My month is November so I am caught up until January! Yahoo!