Friday, November 26, 2010


The turkey is only a memory-although there will be a couple of sandwiches made today from leftovers. Everything was great-down to the home made pumpkin pie and real whipped cream. My oh my! What a feast.

But more important were the conversations throughout the day with family and friends. That's what I'm thankful for-most of all.

I was able to do a little knitting on a Christmas present and got my next stitchery project laid out. Three days off should give me plenty of time for some of those tasks that just keep falling to the bottom of my list. I'd really like to get a Christmas quilt-that I made LAST year-ready to take to the machine quilter. Maybe this year I'll have a new red and green quilt to snuggle under.

What's on your list to finish up before the holidays?

Friday, November 19, 2010

Holiday Craft shows

It's a week before Thanksgiving and the Christmas decorations and tv ads are bombarding us. We are trying to figure out when to start putting up the Christmas village-seems like it always takes a bit longer than the year before. Maybe that's because we keep buying a new house every year??? Who knew there was a Spam Museum??? who knew it had to be added to our Village?? And with all the road construction going on in Wisconsin, who knew a roundabout was being built in our Village in 2010? Must be all the money to give the economy a boost.

On Thanksgiving I will bring out the Christmas quilts and wall hangings and start decorating. We are doing 2 trees again-artificial and not really huge. We've moved some furniture around in the living room and we aren't really sure where everything will go-but it's time to start. I also have a Christmas quilt top that I should get to our friendly machine quilter. The quilt would be great to get finished this year-since I made the top in 2008!!!

Tomorrow is a big Holiday Craft day in the area. I think there are at least 4 shows that are within 10 miles of our house. So that means an early breakfast, comfortable walking shoes, and a spirit of adventure. I'll share what we see on Sunday.

Are you in the Craft Show spirit? Or do you stay as far away from them as you can?

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Who says a Christmas Tree design must be green and red?

We love the bright colors that are all around us every time we stop in our neighborhood quilt store. From neon to different shades of teal, salmon and the ever present primary colors. When Jeanne saw this collection she freaked out. And, then, decided to see a whimsical Christmas tree on a pink background. I love her tree topper!

Check out our website to order this great look for the holidays. Available as a download if you want.