design wall monday

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My Lovelies

In this series I’m going to choose one WIP and work on it for 15 minutes a day, then post my progress here weekly.

First up? I’ve got a Christmas quilt started, that has literally been on my design wall since last year. Yes, sad I know. With my business thriving and growing, it’s left little time to quilt for myself. Like Nike says, “Just Do It.”

So here’s the story, my friend Linda, of Quilting Under the Influence, put together a charm exchange last year(the quilt *ahem* was supposed to be finished by LAST Christmas ;-/ ). It was great fun, and we had, are you sitting down? 100% participating, and you know, I think everyone was on time too!! Can you imagine?

Here are the lovely charms I received.

Here come the charms! Don’t you love happy mail?!?!

They came, and I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do. One of the rules of the swap was that there were no rules, now you perfectionist creatives out there know that is a blessing and a curse. Lol. I knew I wanted a “quilt,” but still feature the diversity of the charmers.ย  So I added in some Twas The Night, by Nancy J. Smith and Lynda S. Milligan(oh, yes, I do love my stash), and made a bunch of hst. I worked and worked, but it just needed a little something more…

Love laying it out on the floor and running up the stairs to “see” if it’s right. I’ve got 4 kids… What the heck am I running for? ๐Ÿ˜‰

So I made this….

and set it like this…

Just because you don’t expect it… STILL not sure if it works… Oh, well…

And this is what I’ve had up since 2011… I think it’s time we put this baby to bed, or maybe “on the bed.” Ha!ย  See you next Monday!!

New Meaning to An Old Phrase

How many times have you said, “What did you do last night?”  Or, how many times have you been asked?  Well, two weeks ago I was running on empty, downing that eggnog shake, because I had been up literally the entire night before!  Well, I take that back….I did go to bed at 5….in the MORNING!  What was I doing?  Well, sewing and playing Words, of course! 

Remember those Christmas dresses mentioned in an earlier post? Well you know about those promises. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Here they are…

And here they are on….

Merry Christmas!๏ปฟ
I had thought I was further along, than I was with these dresses.  Then a major distraction hit me head on, and THEN, Tall Guy had to make a trip to the ER for staples.  Get this…at basketball practice, he and a friend go up at the same time, and his friends tooth hits his arm.  No harm, no foul?  Not this time.  The tooth broke off in Tall Guys arm, to be found on the floor later, and, needless to say, sliced his arm like a knife.  Poor boys!  Tall Guy was in the ER that night, and Friend was in the dentist chair first thing the next morning.
AND  we were all at a basketball tournament by that afternoon. :p  I’m thinking a nap on the couch would have been oh, soooooo nice. ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Design Wall Monday

Ok, here we are.  It’s Monday, and if you need  a good laugh, I’ve got one for ya. ๐Ÿ˜‰  So, I’ve been updating you on my Brown Bag Quilt, if you haven’t seen it it’s here.   Well, the thing needs a back, and since I am determined to use ALL the fabric sent in the swap, and I had already cut it up…. This is what I’ve got so far…

I actually saved it under “laugh”, cause I know that’s what you’re doing. Hehehe….. me, too. ๐Ÿ˜‰

And I’m working on a pieced bias binding, wondering if all the work is going to be worth it, since the three fabrics all read black….

AND…. praying I have enough of these three to finish out this back!

Hoping this thing is done soon!  I’ve got to get back to my Stashbuster quilt, and a Farmer’s Wife Sampler that I am on the edge of my seat to start! ๐Ÿ˜‰   (not to mention Christmas dresses to make, but that’s another post  ๐Ÿ˜‰  )

If you haven’t entered the giveaway, yet, you’ve still got time.  Just go here.  Giveaway time is 7 p.m., CST.  ๐Ÿ™‚

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