Sunday, December 28, 2008


I received the most wonderful SSCS gifts from Lorraine H from Australia. Two beautiful wall hangings that are absolutely perfect for my quilting clothesline and some wonderful fabrics. Including an amazing one with all sorts of Australian animals. I'm going to have to figure out something to do the fabrics justice.

This is what I sent off to my partner. I don't know if you recall the fabrics from earlier? I really enjoyed playing with the colours and pattern scales.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Advent Sewing

We had our guild Christmas party last week and now I can finally unveil one of the projects I've been working on. A part of our Christmas party is a gift exchange. I made an advent calendar for a gift. Here it is hanging out on the mantle.

A close-up. If anyone is interested, let me know and I'll post a tutorial.

These were the wonderful Christmas presents I received. I don't have a picture of the amazing knitted stocking. It's now hanging out and I've been hinting that it should really be filled for Christmas. :) My present was in the stocking and wrapped in the chicken fabric. Another guild member was doing the best sort of stash busting (for us). She went through her stash and cut fat quarters from her Christmas fabrics and gifted them to us.

When I unwrapped the fabric, I found this wonderful moose and cool ornament. I can now go around the house saying 'the moose is loose'. :)

Last week I wasn't all that thrilled with how block 50 turned out on the Nearly Insane quilt, so I made another one. Yup, I'm that insane, tackling Y seams not once but twice!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Christmas is in the Air

It's snowing and snowing and snowing today! It's the light fluffy snow that makes me think of Christmas every time I see it.

I've been working away, but there isn't too much to show right now. Just like everyone else, there will be more to show after Christmas.

Beyond Christmas secrets, I've been pretty focused on the nearly insane blocks.

I also caught up on my guild's block of the month. Even though I've posted one before, it's neat to see all of them together, so I've posted all 4. What I'm finding funny is our last BOM is the left hand block of the first picture and this weeks block for NI is block 50. Can you tell that they're the same block?