Monday, December 17, 2012
Fun in Alabama
Up first is my design wall with Step 4 of Easy Street. I have a few of the units done, including being attached to Step 2, and the rest of Step 4 half done. I would have had them all done Sunday but a trip to Pizza Hut for a taco pizza completely derailed me.
This time I was able to put yellow and orange together in the same unit: again my two favorite colors, united.
But I didn’t start working on Easy Street until Saturday afternoon because I had started a new project.
These are two placemats designed by Sindy of Fatcat Patterns. And she is offering it free this month.
I prepared the applique on Friday and did the quilting on Saturday.
One of the differences between the two are the packages where I reversed the fabric. Also, I bound one in green and the other in red.
I did circles overall but did more specific quilting on this motif which is part of the fabric.
Last Monday I finished wrapping all the gifts we are sending and mailed all but the ones to my mother. Her’s I will mail this week insuring that they arrive closer to Christmas. The reason? Well, she tends to open them as soon as she gets them and I hope to have them there for her on Christmas, or at least as close as I can get to it. Now all I have left to wrap is the ones to DH. I have his hidden in the studio so part of today will be wrapping, again.
Yesterday we shopped for our Christmas tree. We have a great artificial, lighted one but there is currently no room for a tree in the living room. That great tree is now brightening our deck: it looks great. So Sunday we bought a 3 1/2 ‘ Norfolk Pine which is sitting at one end of our dining table. And there are even a couple of gifts, wrapped, under it. Almost every day more and more signs of Christmas appear in our house: it is really beautiful here, inside and out.
Oh, have you seen the New Year’s Mystery at Longarm University? It is a picture quilt to be pieced prior to New Year’s Day and then quilting lessons will be given out throughout the day. I have done one of her quilts/lessons and it was great. This quilt, I think, would make a great wallhanging behind our Christmas Village next year so I am thinking about signing up. Want to join me?
I will be linking to Patchwork Times and Quiltville. Stop by and see what lots of other people are doing.