This time of year I always feel just run ragged. My to-do lists become un-doable. Decorating, planning, gift shopping, and then all the regular chores that need to be completed are often just too much. And I fall behind.
I have been working very hard on getting all my Christmas orders out of my shop.
Everyone that requested a Christmas delivery was given top priority.
Here is one below:
This was from a local and it was her grandmother’s quilt. She wanted it to be finished for her daughter. I ADORE it. All that scrappy fabrics and colors, plus I love how the red borders are not even or symmetrical.
I gave it to the lady yesterday and she seemed pleased. I know it’s not mine, but it was still hard to part with.
Bottom row, fourth block, that green floral – to DIE for! I want modern fabric just like that. Also, bottom row, first block, the turquoise floral. Be still my heart. Where can I found you. I want them for quilting backings and more.
If you might have a quilt made with love by a relative that was left unfinished, visit my shop here to look into me finishing them for you.
These fabrics! Wovens! They make the most scrumptious quilt!
I wish I had gotten to make a more difficult quilt, but this was a custom request for simple patchwork. It’s really hard to choose a favorite. Maybe this one, or this one. This one has a hand quilted look to it that is amazing.
I’ll probably be end up buying some more.
This was a very popular item in my shop this season.
I’m probably going to do a tutorial on them soon.
But if you are in the market, I have them listed in the shop here. You supply this shirt and I do the rest. I did several lately that was for Moms, made with nightgowns, sweatshirts, etc.
Peachy boy has been finding all sorts of places to fit himself into. This is a new hobby he’s picked up. He enjoyed the Christmas decoration boxes sitting around for a bit very much.
The other lovely I’ve been making quite a bit of is the memory quilts. They are a popular gift every year. See the details of purchasing them here.
and decorating for Christmas. This has kept me incredibly busy.
We went with a faux tree this year. For the past five years, I have had real trees, but I’m paranoid about them, so instead of doing my usual worrying since our wood burning fire place is just right there, I decided to go out and purchase this small one. It ended up smaller than I would have thought, but since I have a very cramped living room, it works.
the paris bucket is from hobby lobby.
As I decorated this year, I realized that half of my Christmas decorations are my mom’s old cast offs. She had everything in a pile to be donated years ago, and since it was things from my childhood that I remembered fondly, I whined until she gave them to me. 🙂
I usually try to buy one new thing each year for Christmas decor, just a little rule to keep myself in check, but also I like to keep things fresh.
I purchased these two gingerbread houses. They are from Hobby Lobby and were half off.
I bought a bag of the tiny wreaths for $2.99 there as well and hot glued them onto the church and house. The trees were part of a pack as well of maybe 10 different size trees that I got there as well.
Okay, that’s more than one thing, BUT it’s all part of a set together, so that counts as one right?
I also went to pinterest and searched free christmas printables. I printed off about 4 different prints on white card stock paper and then framed them with frames I already had around the house.
Shows I have been watching while working since my last lately post:
Westworld – I am really into this show. It comes on Sunday nights, but I usually watch it on demand at work on Mondays. It’s about robots coming to life, but its set during the wild west (in a game). It’s complicated, but you’d understand if you watched. I think it’s HBO.
Outlander – I’m almost done with season 2. I don’t plan on reading anymore of these books and I know that season 3 is due out in the upcoming future, so I wanted to be up to date for that. I did not enjoy season 2 as much as season 1. It’s just quite a bit to take in. However, I do love the Scotland scenes, the accents, and all the history that is in this show. It’s worth watching. I watch it On Demand, the Starz channel.
Gilmore Girls – So I gave this a try again (I also tried in the 90’s). It seems to have some very loyal fans. But I gave it up during season 2. Maybe I’ll try again later. Watched on Netflix.
The Office – So for the fourth time in probably 4 years, I watched this show beginning to end and it still is my most favorite tv show ever. I laugh so much. And it’s something I can watch while I work, but not pay too much attention to. Watched on Netflix.
Also have still been watching The Walking Dead – but I’m no going to discuss that.
I will leave you with this picture of my cat. I am in the middle of piecing a quilt now, and he climbs on top of my machine and proceeds to fall asleep. What the heck, cat?