Saturday, December 5, 2009

Early in December

Here I sit, finishing up my Christmas gifts, just a little handwork and I will be done. And yesterday DH and I were out doing the last of the Christmas shopping. Next week I will be wrapping and packaging the gifts that get sent and then I plan at least two weeks of studio, and possibly a little house, cleaning (much needed).

This week I did receive a giveaway gift from Sandi of A Legacy of Stitches.

These are beautiful Christmas fabrics and I already have something in mind to do with them. But, that will have to wait until later this year. Thanks, Sandi.

Did you see the change in my header? I spent quite a lot of time sewing all those little bells (43) on there and isn’t it beautiful on my front door? I think this will be my design wall this week since I don’t think I will be starting anything by Monday. We’ll see if I can keep myself from sewing for a full day.

As part of my “cleaning” project, I have repurposed a display case belonging to DH and now have a quilt storage cabinet.

After I took this picture I filled up the entire cabinet but two of the quilts in there are going to other homes so there will be a little room for more. I really love seeing my quilts and this is sitting in the great room, in full view from my chair.

On Monday I am part of the committee going to see the building where the guild will be holding it’s next quilt show (November 2010). Why am I going? Because, at the last guild meeting, for some reason, I volunteered to be in charge of the quilt hanging. I’m not sure how that happened but I do remember hearing my voice saying something. So I am going to get to see where we will be housed and then we can look at our hanging system and plan what will hang where.

So, how is everyone doing on Christmas? Gifts all ready? Decorating done? This is how I like is, just a relaxed slide into and through the holidays.


True Blue Nana said...

I have a friend like you. She has everything bought and wrapped by Dec. 1. I haven't done much at all. The work on our house should be finished by the end of this week. I really can't do any decorating until that is done.

karenfae said...

I love your display case! it will keep your quilts and dust free. I would like that one day, right now mine are all over the house and I have to shake them out periodically to make sure dust doesn't settle in them.
I keep my mouth shut at quilt guild meetings, I'm usually ready to help but not to chair! Of course that it isn't a problem now as I didn't like my guild and have quit!

Pat said...

Well...I'm not even talking about any gifts I might have made. *sigh* (Because...they never got made!!!) You, on the other hand, are amazing!!!

jovaliquilts said...

I love your new header!! Merry Christmas!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Great repurposing on that display cabinet! Looks wonderful.

Holidays - mostly under control. Goal is to enjoy the season and not get too stressed (unlike too many other years). It will be different this year, but we're not going to pretend it isn't. It is and we are ~ so we will honor where we've been and hope to move forward.

Best wishes on your new guild project.