Wednesday, December 27, 2017
December is here and is almost over.
Birthdays, Christmas lunch with the girls,
Christmas dinner with family
and finishing up some UPP, which are
unfinished patchwork projects!!
Well, it started on December 1st with a
real Christmas tree.
The first in many years, guess
the fake one was to fake this year and too much of a job to get
it down, unpacked and set up.
We had a great time finding just the perfect one
WOW!! they are expensive!!
But, remember... we only live once.... SO !
OH Christmas Tree!!
Getting closer to Christmas and
It's my birthday !!
lunch with the kids, big and small
Of course, it wouldn't be Christmas without cookies!!
This year cookie jars went out to all my special friends...
The butcher and all of his employees,
the paper girl, my two special florists and of course another special lady!!!
Cookies, homemade chocolates, brownies and .....
The patchwork group keeps patching...
A few creations, we are working on the Collage Quilts from Fiberworks
Christmas Lunch with the girls !
The patchwork group is a special one, we share our good times and sometimes our bad times, but we know how to enjoy special times !!
Not many pictures, but our menu was:
Champagne et amuse bouche
Verrines aux saumon
Fois gras et petits pains de saison
Moules farcis avec une sauce de soupe de poissons
Croutons et riz
Plateau de fromage
Buches de Noël aux Chocolate
et aux fruits
Petit Cœurs aux Chocolat
Vin Blanc, Vin Rouge et
Everyone makes something and we all share.
A wonderful day with lots of Smiles and Laughter
Oh I must say...
We were 13 at the table, but there was a 14th place setting !!!
Quilting time and UPP time
Yes, there is always time for quilting and getting some of those projects done!!
Some of my projects that were way behind and now are on the almost done list!!
|Christmas Stockings made for Chléa and Aaron|
|Gypsy Wife quilt all put together and ready to go on my APQS Millie|
And a "Not so tall Christmas Tree" pieced and quilted awaiting a moment to do the binding
Saturday, November 25, 2017
How time flies
Just yesterday it was Halloween and now!!
Thanksgiving is over
I did decorate the dining room a little for the
fall holidays, first time in a few years.
Guess this will have to go soon and I will start
decorating for the Christmas season !!
My oldies but goodies, all hand quilted...
YES!! Quilted by hand,
I didn't have an APQS longarm a few or many years ago.
I enjoyed quilting by hand and when I went home to Vermont I would get Mom on one side of the quilt and me on the other and we would quilt in the afternoon for an hour or so and just talk. Sometimes it was a game...to see how much we could quilt in an hour , then reward ourselves with a cup of tea and a cookie :-) or two!!
binding is done and the quilt is washed and dried.
This one will be going home on Tuesday.
I so love the texture on the black rose background
I quilted the outline of each rose right to the edge.
once washed and dried, magic happens and gives it such a beautiful texture.
We have started the Collage quilts by Laura Heine with the group.
Fusing and cutting flowers
now placing them in strategic areas !!
Not sure if that is the word that I want, but there has to be lights and darks plus small, medium and large flowers placed in specific areas to see the dimension and the reality of the pattern that they chose. Movement... but it will all be OK. The girls have a great start and I am sure the finish will be spectacular.
Time of cookies!!
Just out of the oven :-)
|Cheese cake cookies|
|Chocolate chip cookies|