Posts in category "Christmas"

Presents that make quilters happy

I adore these little cleaning cloths. I have them all in place and when I am using them, I see the quilt pattern, perfect.
The gift giving holidays are officially over but who knows, your favorite quilter might have a birthday in 2014. Wouldn’t you like to know the presents that make quilters happy? I thought so! I polled my readers and here is what they said knocked their socks off this year.  A small sewing machine – just... Read more »

Sewing a little girl's Christmas dress

I loved writing the title of this post, Sewing a little girl’s Christmas dress. It makes me smile and a total feeling of pleasure. I love little girls, I was one and I raised two. I got to sew clothes for them but it seemed like I was so darn product oriented then as my... Read more »

Matching Pajamas on Christmas morning

Can't you see it, the fantasy Christmas morning? Eveyone, even the dog, in matching pajamas. All I have to do is get everyone here, convince them to wear the pj's and oh, buy a dog.
Don’t you have any fantasies? Ideas in your head that you would really like to see come to fruition? That magical vacation? A meal where everyone discusses something meaningful in an intelligent and civilized way? (I don’t know dear, what do you think the implications of the Magna Carta were on our society today?) Ah... Read more »

12 wishes for Quilters

12 days of Christmas is not my favorite Christmas song, maybe I’ve heard it too many times but it has undertones of 100 bottles of beer on the wall on an elementary school bus to me. But wishing and giving 12 distinct gifts to show appreciation? I am in favor of that and who better... Read more »

10 Fun Facts about Gingerbread

What is the essence of gingerbread?   It's ginger, or really the root of the ginger plant. To learn even more about this pugent spice, <a href= target="_blank">click right here</a>
I adore ginger in almost any form. I’ve eaten it to avoid seasickness, I guzzle ginger ale and for a good ginger cookie I will travel many miles. As you can imagine, December is a ginger lover’s delight with all the gingerbread treats that abound.I like gingerbread so much that when I taught I even... Read more »

A Single Mom's Christmas

It is tough to be a single parent, really tough. I was a single Mom for 4 years and not only was it a lot of work without enough money, but I felt so vilified by society. Today, my life is much easier but in 1996, I was just about to experience the holidays for... Read more »

DIY Quick and Easy Christmas Table runner

Are you ready for a good looking table runner, super quick? I made this the other night in a couple of hours. I used scraps from Z’s newest quilt. It’s a great quilt and you can see what fabrics I started with. Just click on the links to see both my final and first posts... Read more »

How to keep your kids believing in Santa

Number one way to keep your kid believing, no older siblings. Yep, my older sister  told me which I think is pretty typical. I was so young, it wasn't a big deal. I'll get back at her some day.
Sigh, it’s Christmas and with no Santa believers in the house it’s kindof boring. My husband and I gave each other our gifts of cameras when we went to Portland. My oldest daughter doesn’t live at home anymore and at 32, she’s pretty immune to believing in Mr. Claus. Her daughter is only 1 year... Read more »

Christmas Quilts I have made

My first and still one of my favorites. I had just learned to quilt with a sampler so I made another sampler. It is hand quilted and my daughter has it in her home.  You can see her little face trying to get in the picture if you look at the top. I love that!
I like green and red and so making Christmas quilts is just a given for me. Over the 30 years I’ve been quilting I have made 16 of them but some are the same pattern so there are only 10 quilts in this album. Only five still live with me and two of them I... Read more »

DIY One week Christmas quilt

Remember the Christmas quilt I started cutting out last Wednesday? I think we can call it the DIY One week Christmas quilt because I finished it tonight. I worked on it 7 nights and if I had sewn more in the days, I could have finished it sooner. A week is pretty darn fast however! ... Read more »
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