Friday, December 27, 2013

Christmas time!

I hope everyone had a great Christmas, and looking forward to a wonderful 2014. I feel very optimistic about the future.

Since oldest son was going to the other Florida coast to have Christmas with his fiancée's family, we opened our gifts a day early:


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She’s my little practice granddaughter. I adore her, she’s my son’s fiancée's niece. She loves baby dolls, and I have some doll clothes I’m working on to go with the doll.

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The hat dances and sings, and my ,dog wanted it so bad! He wouldn’t leave my mom alone.

All in all, Christmas was great.

I have also been doing some sewing, this is my progress on Celtic Solstice, Bonnie Hunter's newest mystery quilt. There are 4 steps out so far, I am almost caught up with step 2.

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And a bit of buying of fabric. I blew my fabric diet today, but I got great deals, so it’s a win-win, I think. Although, having a cart full of bolts of fabric, and standing in line for an hour is something else. Glad everyone was in a great mood, and as one person was getting fabric cut, another was asking for the rest of that bolt! It was something else.

I hope everyone has a great New Year’s.

Happy quilting,


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Found quilts

Does anybody else start cleaning and find quilts that they forgot they had made? Please tell me I am not the only one. LOL. I got the cleaning bug today to clean the kitchen/dining room where we have a large cabinet that houses a lot of quilts and sheets. I also rearranged the dining room. This was fueled by lots of energy and lots of caffeine. I got rid 2 large bags of blankets and sheets we no longer use (my daughter hasn't used power puff girl sheets in years!)
I found a bunch of quilts I made when I first got the quilting bug:
This was my very first quilt. I made it after watching Kaye Woods on PBS. I was hooked from that point on.

I love looking at all the fabrics I used, mainly calicos, etc. This was in the mid 90's. Oh I have come a long way, now I know about batiks, etc.
These quilts are all going into vacuum seal bags and into storage for a few months.
But what do I do about all of these?
These are my more current quilts, in the sewing room closet. Oh well, the sewing room is another day. Right now, have to finish a bunch of Christmas presents. Anyone else doing a homemade Christmas?