Monday, December 20

Peaceful.
A word that doesn't always describe this time of the year with all of the holiday hustle and bustle around gift buying, or in the snows that seem to visit us every other day.
But in the case of the snow, it is always so peaceful and nice to look outside the window at the fresh white snow that so beautifully paints the trees, buildings and landscape.
And as much as being "stuck" at home may stink at the time, it's been great. The stockings are hung. Our trees are up, lit, and decorated. There are lots of baked goodies to munch on setting on the counter. And fun holiday decorations spread their cheer throughout the house. I guess Mother Nature decided it was time to bring that part of the holidays back to the way they use to be.
Little Miss "Holly" is Darci's newest and most versatile pattern.
These cute little angels can be arranged around a fun holiday center piece, sewn down around a base as a candle mat, used as a cute tree ornament or as a garland. She doesn't take many supplies and also is quick to stitch up.

We've also found some time to work on what will be our upcoming block of the month quilt.

This quilt is out of a book that features quilt blocks that are painted on barns throughout parts of the country. This quilt is great for people who have gone through a beginning quilting program and are looking to advance their quilting horizons and challenge themselves.

The UPS man delivered us a packaged filled with bright cheery fabrics one cold wintry day. During one of our stuck at home snowstorms this little "Twist & Churn" table runner was done. It is out of the new Minnick and Simpson of Moda fabrics called Charlevoix.
I have to say that this was a fabulous pattern for a charm pack. I hate using charm pack patterns that have you waste more of the 5-inch square than you sew, and that only use a small percentage of the pack, leaving me with a bunch of odd squares for who knows what. This pattern really utilized the squares and the whole charm pack. Yea!! We do have a few kits cut, they are $24.99 and include everything (even backing) the only thing you need to supply is the batting.


We also took some time to finish up a U.F.O before it got to be past the season.
This tree skirt is a pattern in the G.E Designs "Fast & Furious: Holiday" book that we have had so much fun using this fall and winter.

And, also done is this quilt out of the "You Asked for It" book by Gathering Friends that used the beautiful colors in the Evening Mist (new colors) by Sentimental Studios of Moda. Perfect for curling up on the couch with!!


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With Christmas just a few days away we want to leave you with this:
Christmas is forever, not just one day. For loving, sharing, and giving are not to put away like bells and lights and tinsel in some box upon a shelf. They good you do for others is the good you do yourself. ~Norman Wesley Brooks
MAY PEACE BE YOUR GIFT AT CHRISTMAS AND YOUR BLESSINGS ALL YEAR THROUGH.
WE HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A VERY HAPPY AND SAFE HOLIDAY AND A HAPPY, NEW YEAR!






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