Posts in category "Christmas"

Playing with my presents is a happy post holiday activity

I have found that playing with my presents is a happy post holiday activity. I know it makes me sound materialistic and shallow but I will only cop to the materialistic part. I am, after all, a quilter! My husband and I do stocking presents but he may have stretched the concept this year. Stocking... Read more »

Christmas quilt is finished - it's a Christmas miracle

I did it, the Christmas quilt is finished. I bet Henry will be so excited or maybe he will think, “What took you so long, Grandma?”In my defense, I am finally feeling better now and that cold is what slowed me down. That and some procrastination along the way. The important thing is that this... Read more »

Last minute gift sewing the 2016 edition

It is December 22nd and I have not wrapped a single gift yet. Why, you ask? Because I haven’t finished sewing them. I could blame this on not feeling well, the stars or recognize that there is a certain pattern going on here. This is merely last minute gift sewing the 2016 edition. The main... Read more »

I found the Quilts in Hallmark Christmas movies

I am a recent convert to Hallmark Christmas movies and I published a post recently where I lamented the lack of quilters in said movies. I am still hoping Hallmark takes my advice and makes a quilter a central character. I don’t care if it’s a modern quilter, traditional quilter or art quilter! I just want... Read more »

How to complete a top for a Christmas quilt

A few weeks ago I published a post on how to start a Christmas quilt. In my head I would then zip through it, publish a top post and then the whole quilt post. I was thinking a week, tops. Or 5 weeks, yikes! But here I am finally with a how to complete a top... Read more »

More Quilt songs for the Christmas season

I am nursing a cold, not a bad one, just enough to make me stick to a chair. Yes, I do stick to a chair a lot anyway, you’re right! At any rate, while lounging around I started imagining more quilt songs for the Christmas season. My husband plays carols quite a lot so it... Read more »

12 Great Gift ideas to buy Grandma from a Grandma

It is sometimes hard to know what to buy people. There are easy ways, for example, you can ask the person! Or they and everyone else in your family can set up a wish list on Amazon. If you are wondering what to get for your grandmother I can help. Here are some terrific gift ideas to... Read more »

Hallmark Christmas Movies need to include Quilters

Look at all these Christmas movies with baking, cats, royalty and secrets. Where are the quilts? Where are the quilters? Keep flipping and you will see I have added them.
I am a recent convert to Hallmark Christmas movies, much to the delight of my husband, aka, Elf. I no longer mock them from the sewing loft, I sit and watch them. (While doing hand sewing, natch.) I am comforted by the happy endings and I pretty much know how it will all turn out... Read more »

How to Toddler Proof a Christmas Tree

We have two grandchildren that we love like crazy. The oldest never paid any attention to the Christmas tree until last year and that was because I had two Barbie ornaments on it. Once I surrendered those to her, we were fine. Our youngest is destined to climb Mt. Everest or rival Houdini’s records. He... Read more »

9 Festive Facts about Holiday colors

When I sew for Christmas, wrap gifts or plan outfits for December parties I inevitably think of red and green. I like both those colors and sewing with Christmas fabrics used to be easier for matching. Lately I feel that every year they add in teal or change the shades and it’s harder to mix... Read more »
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