Thursday, December 17, 2015

DECEMBER 2015 FMQ Challange

I will be linking up with QuiltShopGal
The months instructor was Wendy Sheppard, she has been a instructor in the past and has on line classes as well as being featured in magazines.
I tried doing the Swirly Vines  with my snowflake as that is how the snowflakes fall with the wind swirling them around. It turned out okay and I have a cute pillow just in time for the Christmas season.

On the back I played with trying to stitch a bit of a winter scene, all tone on tone so it does not stand out but the quilting helps to give the pillow nice body.
I changed how I took the picture to give the quilting
 a chance to show up

Thanks for stopping by and remember to check out what the other pillow look like this month.
Thanks to Darlene for hosting this challenge again this year it is always fun to learn along with all of you.
And a little non quilting today...... the fudge my Mom used to make years ago. It is a fudge with some flour in it.
one for home and a little one to gift away.

Have a sweet evening
in stitches

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

A little time on my hands

and off my feet. As I let the cortisone settle in my foot and trying to be good, I have bee finishing up a couple of items I had on the go
another cable hat
a little sweater
using up some of my yarn

A few projects I finished up on the weekend
PJ pants for a few little girls I know

a special stocking for a little girl
 Now to watch a video or two ....... happy stitching this week getting those gifts finished for Christmas.
I'm linking up with The Needle and Thread Network
in stitches

Sunday, December 13, 2015

post cards are starting to arrive

I am in the Christmas post card swap hosted by Sheila from Sheila's Quilt World.
My first post card arrived form Jeaneke in The Netherlands,
and then she also enclosed this little guy.... pretty sweet  :0)

I have also received the post card from Ana in Portugal one of her first cards..... I think it turned out
great ( this post was started a week ago and now I have them both :0) and the photos are uploaded )

I have been stitching up a storm over the last week or sew.
I have finished 3 quilts for  Victoria Quilts

Made a Christmas runner for my Prayer Partner

I have made a couple of gifts ( pics to follow I do not want to spoil the surprise)/
I have signed up for a couple more craftsy classes and have started to watch one of them. Shoule keep me busy and finding some play time with my machine.

Oh and another item in the mail was a book on bed runners from the Free Motion Quilt 2015 challenge.more projects on the to do list.... could be very busy in 2016.
And even a little knitting, made one for our daughter and now just knitting up some wool I have here at home and who know maybe even one for me
I changed up the pattern on the left one
I think it turned out just fine..
Sew there has been a lot to keep me  busy. I love time of year.
We try to get sew much done and some of it last minute but we have to keep in mind that if it dose not get done that's okay to as we tend to over book ourselves with items we want to do.
Just have fun at what ever you are working on. Happy stitching in the weeks to come.
in stitches