Saturday, December 26, 2015

great sale-ing day!

although with temps near 60, it was almost a day for the on-the-water kind of sailing, but NH vic and i opted for the retail kind....the sun and fresh air was heavenly!  first up?  footprints in rochester, NH...

just inside the door 25+ bolts of kim diehl's new fabric line....and so difficult to choose but had to select only 4 quarter yards....lovely colors!   then it was our fave marden's!

christmas fabrics half price and found a few neutrals as for this 2 yards was $4....really, only four dollars!  got a half yard of the red print, quarters on all the others.   then back to vic's for a delish lunch of turkey leftovers, some conversation and then hit the road.  due to holiday scheduling, have a couple of saturdays off for a change....made me feel almost human again! 

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

a christmas wish....

for dreams to be realized, for prayers answered, for hungry to be full, for cold to have warmth, for homeless to be housed, for jobless to work, for children to be safe and loved, for hope to endure, for health restored, for the aged and infirmed to have comfort and safety, for my own particular needs and yours too....and that the message of the manger will live in my heart always.....merry christmas!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

and it's done!

not an official UFO finish by stashbuster guidelines, but it's done and won't be on the 2016 UFO list..

wasn't sure about this but i do like how it turned out, has a sort of primitive feel...glad i tea-dyed to tone down the white background.  now can i rack up another finish before january?  hope so....and since the new year is just over a week away, have updated my UFO list for 2016...can i finish them all?  watch this space!

Sunday, December 20, 2015

isn't it always...

about the FABRIC????  it explains why most quilters i know have plenty on make sure the "right" fabric can be at the ready when needed....somebody gifted me this lovely jo morton blue stripe last summer and it was just what this little wallhanging called for to finish it off...

the bright white was too bright, and the tea-dying was only so-so i thought, but now with this stripe for binding, just right i think.   toyed with the idea of a border but was afraid it might detract from the hearts.   will finish up today.  hoping i can finish up a couple more small projects before the end of the year as well...oh yeah, with this binding am really liking this little piece now.  so reason for large stash now justified....i'm a happy quilter!