'Cause it sure feels like it in my mailbox! One of my BFFs, Michelle, sent me a box full of Christmas cheer! Thanks so much Michelle!
She also made me a great little snowman candle mat, so I'll keep that out on our table into February of next year!
Here's what my coffee table looks like this time of year! Can you tell I love candles? LOL
And of course what would a post be without a mystery update!! Here is what 52 Fox and Geese blocks look like along side 48 Poinsetta blocks! I will be setting these in the next week, definitely AFTER Christmas!!
I haven't given up on the Quiltville mystery quilt, Carolina Christmas, I just got a bit distracted with the Christmas decorating and whatnot ;) I'm continuing on with the mystery and here are the results! Steps 3 and 4 are now complete...so on to step 5!
It's that time of year again! This is our first year decorating for the holiday in our new home! We put our tree in the front room and realized that next year, we really need a taller tree! LOL
I also got these wonderful glitzy pieces at Sam's club and Kohls...they really compliment the room! I just love a little Christmas bling!
Here is our formal diningroom, and again a bit more glitz with the wonderful BIG centerpiece..Bill has a "thing" for big centerpieces! LOL
This is the quilt rack that my wonderful dad made me several years ago! It looks tremendous in our stairwell and really showcases my quilts and our nutcracker collection!
And in our bedroom, we have a little spindley christmas tree with all my handmade ornies on it! I think this is my favorite decoration of all since everything on it is made by my quilting friends! DH Bill is always asking to sleep with this tree lit up through the night! LOL He really is a little boy at heart ;) Maybe we'll try that during vacation when we don't have to get up early the next day! LOL
Hope you are all ready and decorated for the Holiday season, and hope you enjoyed the little tour of my favorite holiday decorations!
I'm SO happy that I am keeping up with this mystery, that I HAD to post about it! LOL here are my step 2 units and the bin with step 1 and 2 units in it. Funny how all that hard work and literally about 2 yds of fabric compact down into less than a shoebox! LOL
I am SO curious to see what this all becomes too ;) I think that's half the fun!
That about sums up how I've been feeling about alot of things lately! LOL Well at least as far as quilt projects are concerned! I finally finished my Halloween Wool BOM and put the blocks together into a top!!! I'm a little overwhelmed with how nice it came out..can't wait to get it quilted and ready for next year!
I also finished up my 3rd block of the Berry Picking BOM! I am currently still 1 block behind on this one, but I hope to remedy that soon! I just love how this came out too ;)
AND...as if I don't have enough other things started, I've decided to join in on Bonnie Hunter's latest mystery quilt from Quiltville.com, Carolina Christmas! I have selected my fabrics mostly from my stash..the only new addition is the 2 yds of gold, and finished all the units for step 1! I'm pretty excited to do this mystery quilt and even MORE excited that I've completed the first step before the next one's been published! LOL If you've never checked out Bonnie's website, DO IT!! She's got a tremendous amount of valuable quilting info and a wonderful scrap-management system for those of us who are overwhelmed with scraps but want to make something from them!
Here's my fabs choices, and my step 1 units! Can't wait for step 2 to get published!
On October 10, My MIL Angela passed away at her home, in the care of her family, after a 6 week battle with pancreatic cancer. She was a loving mom to her two sons and DILs, and her extended family. Angela's greatest passion was for her family and home, and she always made you feel like family, even if she had just met you! She was a lively and spirited lady and will be greatly missed...
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NO, I'M not giving anything away..and NO I'M not publishing a new free BOM, but Dorothy Baker is!! So please follow THIS to her giveaway or use the button on my sidebar to see her new BOM! I am SO into embroidery lately and I will definitely be doing this BOM!
Last weekend we went to visit my dad in MA for a little beach getaway to celebrate his 75th b'day! My sister owns a condo at Hampton Beach, NH and we borrowed her digs while she's away on a Mediterranean cruise! We had a great time even though Hurricane Bill did cause some high waves and rough surf ;)
here's my 2 favorite men!
And my dad's neighbors, the Pimentals, set up a little surprise for his 75th b'day while the rest of us were up at the beach..they gifted him with a 50" LCD TV and snuck into the house and set it up for him! Brian Pimental owns The Home Theater Company and did a great job of planning this wonderful suprise for my dad! I think he got the biggest b'day surprise when he walked into his own livingroom after our trip back from the beach, to find his neighbors in his house and watching his new TV! LOL They had a great cake for him too! I think having neighbors like the Pimentals is the best gift my dad could ever have IMHO ;)
So here's the youngster and his new TV!
Many thanks to Brian and Kirstin for being such great neighbors and really helping to make my dad's b'day super special!
They're "almost" finishes 'cause one is a mini top that's not quilted yet and the other is a single block of a new BOM! I am just so proud of myself for finishing this embroidery block BEFORE the next one arrives! woohooo! Liz, Peg and Michelle are all doing this BOM with me too..the more the merrier! I am just thrilled with the embroidery and the beautiful fabrics!
And the other finish is a little montly mini which Michelle and I are doing through Temecula Quilt Company. Each month features a mini in Civil War repros..this month was a Lori Smith pattern! Again I am THRILLED that I got this one done before the next one arrives! Well almost done..I still have to quilt it ;)
Here's my latest Saltbox Village block from a BOM offered by Farmhouse Woolens! It came out really cute and worked up fairly quick! It has bits of wool on it, so that fed my wool addiction very nicely ;) LOL
I have a few other projects I've been working on this week so as soon as I have 'em finished I'll be posting about 'em!
I'm a 51yrs young quilter who lives out on Long Island, NY with my DH, Bill! I've been quilting for 22 years and also enjoy other needlecrafts including embroidery, cross-stitch and knitting. I also collect pincushions from my friends and have about 80 or so now! I'm also a fitness instructor specializing in Zumba, Zumba Gold, CIZE LIVE and R.E.D. Warrior!