Posts Tagged ‘Christmas Projects’

Hello my lovelies. I hope you’ve all had a very enjoyable weekend. It’s been lovely in my little corner of the northeast of England. Except for the latest terror attack in London I could say that it’s been a perfect weekend. I managed to reach the perfect balance between work and leisure. I have been pretty busy with spring garden stuff of late. Just a couple more sessions outside and it will be exactly the way I want it.

The weather has been perfect for barbequing recently. So, I have decided to indulge myself this evening. It never ceases to amaze me just how much I can do by myself. Nowadays I manage to put a meal together using the barbeque contraption with great success. Somehow, I manage to cook the meat without burning it to cinders. Who says barbequing is a man’s job!

As you all know, I have been concentrating on making progress on my UFOs this year. Well I must confess that I needed a little change this weekend. So I dragged out these few fabrics from my stash …..


Guess what I’m working on?????? Christmas!!!!! After drawing my blocks, I made a start. Here’s a little peak at the first two.


I rarely use white as a background fabric. I find that the contrast is too stark but this time I decided to go with white. You probably can’t see the print on my background but it looks rather festive making it perfect for a Christmas project. I have prepped six blocks now. I will be securing the patches to the background fabric over the next few days. I hope to bring you a progress report next weekend.

So, all in all it’s been a rather productive weekend. I made a couple of trips to the tip. I baked some scones this morning and they were lovely. I prepped Christmas blocks. And I must say that I’m rather excited about this new project. Something Christmas themed will make a nice change from the regular stuff I have been working on.

So, for this evening, this very happy and super ambitious quilt maker will hand appliqueing patches in place. I hope you have a super cosy evening doing something you truly enjoy doing. Until you read me again,

Happy stitching ♥♥

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As you might have guessed from the title, the Lucie’s Mystery Quilt 2011 is finished. All the instructions are complete and the actual sampler quilt is loaded into the longarm quilting system awaiting stitching. Here’s another sneak peek at what’s coming. I’m so pleased the job is done. And now there is no excuse for everyone to have their quilts finished for Christmas. I can’t wait to use mine but I guess I will have to parade it around for a week or so before I can either put it on my own bed or save it for a rainy day. So that’s another thing to tick off the To-Do List!

Now last weekend I had full intention of watching the DVD Water for Elephants. I never had time to watch it over the weekend but I did make the time to watch it today. I’m halfway thru the book and I have recently discovered that you get more out a good story if you watch the movie as well as read the book. Well my verdict for this movie is a big thumbs up. I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson are lovely together. I’m a soppy old thing and of course I cried in a few places. So if you’re looking for a nice movie to watch over the weekend this is quite entertaining. I’m glad I took the time out to watch it today.

So it’s been another busy week for me. I’ve gotten really wet walking the dogs in the morning. I’ve run more errands than I care to remember. I’ve played with the longarm quilting system with great success. It looks like it’s going to be a busy weekend too. Tonight is pizza night at my house and hopefully feet up after that.

So for this evening, this happy longarm quilter will finish piecing the little pile of hexagons left. I plan on finishing the ongoing project his weekend in order to start something Christmassy. You know the big festive event is just around the corner. Whatever you may be doing this weekend, I hope it’s something full of fun for you too! Until you read me again,

Happy stitching.

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