Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Quilt Along Update

I can hardly believe it's December tomorrow.  Already!  The weather has become much colder and snow flurries have been teasing us.

I have been very busy with the "12 Days of Christmas" quilt along.  The last block's instructions will be posted tomorrow, so I started cutting the sashing and cornerstones this evening.  That done, I thought I would lay the pieces out on my bed to see how it would look and before you know it - the first nine (9) blocks have been joined together.  I think they look great!  Here is a sneak peak of the quilt...
12 Days of Christmas Quilt
Can you tell that I am excited about this one?

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Holiday Lunch with 'the Girls'

Met the kids (most of them) for lunch at The Mill in Cobourg - it's about halfway for all of us.  We had the place almost to ourselves!  Lunch was good and the company great - if only for a few hours.  We feel like this was the first official event of the 2011/2012 holiday season.  

Good to see you all! :)  Sorry to have missed Melissa :(


Boris & Michelle

Jennifer & Kristian

Scandinavian Christmas Tree II

The second Scandinavian Christmas Tree is now complete.  I love it.  It is for Amanda, I hope she doesn't read this before she get it ;).    I think it turned out very nicely.  

We are meeting the girls and their boyfriends for brunch today at The Mill in Cobourg.  It is half way between the city and our place in the county.  We will be giving them our Christmas presents to take back home with them.  Hopefully pictures to be posted later.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

November wrap up

I'm frantically working away at many holiday projects and am making great headway.  (Pictures posted soon....)

Peter has put the garden to bed.  After numerous trips to the dump (too many to count) the leaves are mostly cleaned up.  The eves troughs are cleared out waiting for the colder weather.  Even another string of Christmas lights have been added to the cedars by the creek.  

Winter tires are on the car and truck, so I guess you could say we are 'ready' for old man winter - well as ready as you can ever be.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

I still get excited for the first snow of the year.  Here is a picture of our front yard just before I left for work this morning....."it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!"

Sadly, it was all gone by the time I came home...but it won't be long now!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Scandinavian Christmas Tree II - sneak peak

I had so much fun making the Scandinavian Christmas Tree for Mary Lou, I decided to make another...this one a Christmas gift for someone else (can't say who - they may read this and the surprise would be spoiled!)

So here it is ... partly done, still in the process of being quilted...  Again, I made it with materials I had on hand, so no extra costs involved.  I'm so proud of that, as well as the fact that it looks great!  

Stay tuned for the finished product...

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Scandinavian Christmas Tree

I was looking around at other quilters' blogs & sites and saw a great pattern on VeryKerryBerry's site.  I downloaded it and immediately made it.  I am so proud of this one - I made it completely out of my stash!  Didn't have to buy a thing!
This is a gift for a friend (Mary Lou)...

Saturday, November 19, 2011

12 Days of Christmas Quilt Along

I am so excited!  I was checking out other people's quilting blogs for inspriation and came across a 'virtual' quilting bee.  It looks so interesting and I joined - my first!  
It is called the 12 Days of Christmas Quilt Along (12 DoCQA), hosted by 12 fabulous modern quilters.  Each Tuesday and Thursday for a six week period a different quilter will post the tutorial for a different block. In the end we will have a wonderful new Christmas quilt, with quite the modern feel to it.  
While in Florida, I purchased the funkiest Christmas fabric by Michael Miller.  It is so non-traditional.  
Here is the link for what I have accomplished so far....stay tuned for the progress.  I am having a blast.

BTW - my daughter Melissa has been picked as the lucky recipient of this quilt!  

Friday, November 18, 2011

New Direction......

Hi everyone! Just a quick note to say that I am taking the blog in a new direction. I am doing much more quilting of late, so will be sharing more of my projects with you...

I will continue to (or resume) to keep you up to date on our adventures, so stay tuned.