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I tied the final knot in the quilt around 10 p.m. on Christmas Eve. Around 3 p.m., I ran out of red beads and had to run out to Joann’s during the last minute shopping rush. I had a hard time with the Misty-Fuse on the red fabric dots – they kept falling off – so the beads were my solution.

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One of the chickadees on the moose’s head, so you can see the beads.

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A side look – sorry about the shadows, but I took the pictures at 11 o’clock!

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The blue “sky” is quilted with a blue/silver/gold/pink variegated thread that was kind of a metallic. We’d found a perfect metallic at Festival, but my machine did NOT like it, so we went off to Joann’s to find something else.

Merry Christmas! I hope to finish more projects in 2013 than I did in 2012!!

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I have taken a bit of a break from sewing. I need to get back to it as I have 2 projects near completion that are for other people, so they DO have to be finished in a somewhat timely manner. But, that doesn’t mean I don’t have some quilt pictures for you. Though it’s almost 2 months past, here are a few of our favorite quilts from the 2011 Houston International Quilt Festival. I dragged my boyfriend along with me…though, he said he was interested to see what this “quilt stuff” was all about. And, I think he was surprised at the art. We did discover that his tastes lean more toward the traditional than mine, but there were still quite a few that we agreed on.



This 3-dimensional quilt is called “Central Park” and was created by Kathy York of Austin, TX. It was very cool!



“Dandy Lions” is a whimsical quilt by Barbara McKie of Lyme, CT.


There are always a big number of Japanese quilts. This one, “Winter Flower” is by Keiko Maeda.


“Bali Hai” by Marilyn Badger of St. George, UT, was one we both liked.

That’s it for the quilty-ness. Here is some Christmas kitty cuteness, though.

Felicity came to live with us 2 years ago this month. She likes the Christmas tree. Both she and Kiki have been very good. I was afraid they would try to climb the tree, or pull ornaments off, but they haven’t. Yay!

Merry Christmas to you all! See you in 2012.

I hope that you are ready for the big day. I have a couple of things, yet, to pick up, my sister’s gifts are still unwrapped. And, oh, yeah, they have to go from Texas to Minnesota. We’ve already agreed that we will both send so that the gifts get there after Christmas. That’s what happens when there are no children involved in the gift-giving!

I’ve been a sewing/crafting machine this week, thus 2 posts in one week! I know you are all a-quiver with excitement to see what I’ve been working on.

First, is a Christmas ornament…it’s kind of origami’d on a styrofoam ball. I drew the name of a co-worker for Secret Santa who listed black, white, and grey as her favorite colors. Hence, the black and white ornament as an add-on to her gift.


Cute, huh?

In case you want to make your own, the tutorial I used is here. My only note is that where it says you need 16 2.5 inch squares of 3 different fabrics, they mean 16 of EACH, not 16 TOTAL.

She’s also a big lover of Starbucks…so I decided she needed a mug rug. This is a selvage rug. I think it turned out really cute!

And, the back is, of course, black/grey:

Finally, a little something for me. My friend, Diana, and I had a little shopping expedition on Saturday. We went to a small fabric store called City Craft. They sell a lot of Anna Maria Horner fabric. Diana had seen the “Figure 8” scarf on Anna Maria’s blog and wanted to make one of her own. Since it was cute as heck, I decided to make one for myself as well. Since my gift-making was done, tonight was a night for sewing for me. The scarf turned out really cute and I can’t wait to wear it tomorrow. Please excuse the way I look – it’s late and I got up in the middle of the night last night to check out the eclipse, so I’m extra tired.

That’s it for me…the wash machine has finished spinning, so I need to take care of the clothes and head to bed.

Happy 1st day of Winter! (The high in Dallas was 85 degrees today. I have the a/c on!)


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