A few years ago I started making a Christmas Quilt from a Needle Love book. I wasn't crazy about it at all so it was layed aside. After much shopping for and collecting wools I decided one day early this month to give it a peek. Yep, I still didn't like it. So I began pulling basted pieces off, it was really pathetic but I knew my knew stash was going to make me much happier.
I needed to felt the wool pieces for one thing, the poinsettia leaves were cut from a wool piece I purchased but it had not been felted! Gasp! I know, how could I have been so naive. :))
And how about some overdyed plaids, :))) for some of the poinsettia leaves, yes it is looking so much better, a little sprinkle of textured green plaids for the holly. Be still my heart, my stash of wools are so fun to cut up I can hardly stand it.
If you ever saw a kit and said, " I'm sure I have enough at home to make this, I don't need the kit." Well let me say I have said that but I KNOW that is never true. $$$$$$$ dollars of wool purchases later I am finally satisfied with my choices for this quilt. But I have about 4 Buggy Barn trips and multiple other wonderful quilt shop memories collecting all my wonderful wools.
We had the most wonderful Thanksgiving with family in Seattle. My niece had a baby boy Tuesday before Thanksgiving. My sister is a grandmother and I am a great-aunt. Isn't that just the greatest thing. Holding Davis, who was born at 7lb 2 oz. I kept thinking he is 2 pounds bigger than Ethan and 3 pounds bigger than Hayden but is so small. I swaddled him with such ease, nice to know I haven't lost my touch. I am so happy for them and will enjoy all their Facebook posts giving me my Davis updates.
My last post was so long ago, and about my precious Slide girl. I must tell you she passed away mid June, breaking my heart. I'm a total sap and still cry when I talk about her, you never know how much a pet or a person can mean to you until you lose them.
Until next time....God Bless and Keep You!