Category Archives: Christmas

It’s a party!!!

It’s Party time!!!!

….and to celebrate, I’m joining the

It all starts Monday, Dec. 10, and runs through the 15th.
I’m so happy to have you over!
I found this clever Smoothie in Houston
and just had to bring a few home with me, lol!
So… how about a little
“Fat Free” Smoothie and two of my patterns?
To enter, leave a comment and tell me about
your favorite Christmas cookie…

For a second chance, follow my blog and leave a comment…
Subscribing to my blog posts will give you a third chance,
just comment so I can count it…
I will choose a winner on Sunday, Dec. 16th
Please include your email address
or contact information so I can get in touch with you…
…can’t reach anonymous comments
I want to thank you for taking the time to stop by…
and because of the time of year,
please forgive me if I don’t answer all your comments.
Hope you enjoying visiting all the wonderful blogs
in this year’s hop.

Merry Christmas!

And the winners are…

Susan said… OOOH, I love the wreath! Both are beautiful! Some of our favorite Christmas traditions are to have a soup supper on Christmas Eve, everyone open one gift that evening, stockings first thing Christmas morning, then raspberry cream cheese coffee cake for breakfast while reading the miracle of Christ’s birth in Luke 2. Thanks for the chance to win!

…and Thearica Oh wow!!!!!! To be discovered through blog hops is fantastic! I love BOTH of your designs!! if I had to chose, it would be the tree!! And I would do it up in the red and white like yours in honor of my mother. She loved anything and everything that was red and white!! One of my mothers favorite traditions was taking a shoe and putting it in the ashes of the fireplace and making footprints to the tree and back to the fireplace… We would all squeal with delight when she would put the fire out before bed!! As we got older, my oldest sister and I heard the thumping of the boot one Christmas Eve and got up to investigate… YEP.. we were given the sermon of DO NOT tell your younger sister and brother! It was so magical knowing we had a secret we could keep from our other 2 siblings then!As we married and had our own families, it still remained a tradition to go to mothers on Christmas Day. Her tree was huge and she had a chirping bird ornament. When she passed away, I asked about the ornie but noone appears to know where it got off to…hmmm… makes me sad… Mother loved to cook and she set the best table laden down with delicious foods… ham, turkey, dressing, creamed potatoes, green beans, homemade macaroni and cheese, slaw, rolls, cream corn… and RED VELVET cake from scratch!! My mother could make one mean red velvet cake!! Of course my brother thought it was all his! But his older 3 sisters showed him who was boss! ha! 🙂

What fun!

Thank you all for coming over during the Think Christmas Blog Hop.

I really enjoyed reading every comment and all the great traditions you shared.
Wasn’t this a fabulous hop? So many talented bloggers
and the blocks shared were incredible and so inspiring.
See you soon!  *Ü*

It’s all about Christmas

And today is my day in the awesome Think Christmas Blog Hop
hosted by Lesley at The Cuddle Quilter
and Madame Samm at Sew We Quilt 
Thank you both for this fun and inspiring hop!
I hope you’ll enjoy some of my little creations *Ü*
To start, I’ll show you my new Christmas dress…
and shoes…. 
don’t you think every girl needs a new dress for the holidays!
This little snowman just had to be the center of attention
No way I could cut him up!
Can you see the little trees in the corners?
And my little ornaments were also inspired by the fabric
to show off the cute little elves
This little angel was designed by Erin
I love all the embroidery detail
I fell in love with this clever little snowman block
designed by Shelly over at Prairie Moon Quilts
sooooo cute – it’s one of my favorites!
And the little Yo-Yo Snowmen was a project with one of my guilds
not exactly Christmas red & green, lol
I even used metallic multicolor thread to stitch the appliques!
I found this little place mat tut over at Moda Bake Shop
now I just need to make enough for the rest of the table…
And how about those wonky stars?
Have you made one yet?
They are addictive…
yeah, I’ve made several of these!!!..
Perfect for a little mug rug
Or a table runner…
So last year, I was part of a Christmas blog hop hosted by SewCalGal
and I wrote a tutorial for this Red & White Tree…
Well, a mayor quilting distributor inquired about it
and now I’m selling the patterns for the tree and this wreath!
Here it is in blue…
my sweet hubby’s favorite!
I’ve already sewn the tree 6 times!!!
yeah, I don’t think I’ll be making that one again, lol…
would you like to make the tree?
or the wreath?

I am giving away a pattern to two of you!
To enter, leave a comment telling me about your favorite Christmas tradition
and which pattern you would like.
You have until Sunday night to enter!
Don’t forget to visit these awesome blogs in today’s hop
Thanks for visiting and happy hopping!

Catching up…

I’ve been away for a while, but have a few things to show you.
First, I want to remind you to visit the blogs on the
Today’s bloggers have some beautiful blocks to share
as well as some awesome give-a-ways!
Check out the July 30 eye candy at:

I will be joining the fun this Wednesday, August 1st,
so come back and see what I’ve been working on!

I received another wonky circle block
from Wonky Bee friend Leah…

…only one more to go and I’ll be putting this baby together!
-can’t wait…


In June, I joined Bea’s Pincushion Swap 2012…

…have I told you how much I enjoy swaps? he he!
This is the pincushion Turid made for me
Isn’t it cute? I love it!
So I’ve decided I need to save a few of my selvages
to make something one of these days.
I made this for my July swap-partner Bea
She loves owls and little houses
and I found this tut for the little house
at Riley Blake Designs blog

…made her a little owl pin – couldn’t resist!
Thanks for stopping by!
I better get busy and finish some of those blocks
I want to show you on Wednesday.

Another new project…

…couldn’t resist!!!
It’s a Christmas one….
and I just love anything Christmas,
so of course, I had to make it~ Ü
This time, I turned all the edges using my favorite method:
starch and freezer paper…
it gives you perfect edges
and now I’m stitching it down by machine
Here’s a close up of the edges
It will be embellished with buttons and beads once it’s quilted.
* Ü *
Tuesday, I took a class at one of my LQS 
and made this fun purse with Amy Butler fabrics I had in my stash!
Super easy and fast
Pattern is Juliet by Me and My Sister
I will  definitely make a few more…
I’d forgotten how much I enjoy making purses, lol!