Tuesday, November 24, 2009

November Finishes and a Free Pattern

It's been quite a while since I last posted. I've been really busy. In June I was working on some Christmas projects, then I had to put them aside for other things. So now that Christmas is quickly approaching, it seemed like a good time to get them out and finish. I actually bought this fabric last year intending to finish it before Christmas 2008. I had good intentions, but was short on time. I bought a lot of this fabric because I really didn't know what I was going to do with it. Guess what, I used all but a few scraps! All the items that follow are my own designs. So here goes...

First, Santa and Frosty Wall Hanging
This will go over the mantle in the TV room.

Second, the O' Christmas Tree table runner.
It goes on the coffee table in the same room.

Third, is something new. I wanted a mantle scarf. So after much thought and planning, this is what I came up with.

Fourth, I had some fabric left so I decided we needed an advent tree. There are 24 tiny buttons on the tree and there should be 24 ornaments, but I lost one. So I have to get to Joann's and get another one.
Last but not least, I finished the tree skirt show in an earlier post. I quilted it by machine and bound it with ric rac tucked in the binding. The pattern for this tree skirt is my gift to you Please feel free to make it for yourself, but please don't copy it for resell, or make this item for resell without my permission. Click here to download a pdf of the pattern. Enjoy and have a happy thanksgiving.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Last Birthday Gift for a while...

Okay the fall rush of birthdays is over. The final one is for my niece Ruth Ann. This girl knows how to celebrate, we went to a fancy French restaurant for lunch. Then hit our favorite shopping spots. Then onto supper at a wonderful Italian restaurant, then cake and presents at home. I made her a quilt top with Peppermint Cottage fabric from Clothworks. We were at a quilt show vender's mall and she saw it with punch needle accents and fell in love, so I knew exactly what she would want. She will do the punch needle part then I will either quilt it or show her how to quilt it.
Now on to Christmas!!!!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

A Beautiful Sunset and Two More Gifts

I caught this sunset the other day and thought I would share. I live in a valley sandwiched between two mountain ranges. When the sun is going down it often catches just the top of the eastern range and turns it glowing pink. The shadow keeps creeping up and up the mountain until only a few clouds are left to reflect the color.

On to the gifts...
The first is a set of shopping bags that I made for my daughter. Again these are made using a pattern on a tutorial on "Notes from Terry Ann". It is a great pattern. Jessica loved them and the other goodies I sent.

Next is a set of Christmas pot holders and a tea towel made for my younger son's birthday. The pattern is by Nancy Halvorsen. I love her whimsical designs. Jacob was very happy with them.
Birthdays are almost done. All that's left is my niece's tomorrow. I will show you what I made in a day or so, when she has opened her gift.