Monday, December 22, 2014

Before Christmas

I have been busy with several projects. And, I did a little thrifting.

What is a quilter's Christmas without a patchwork tree.
I scored two great books and a needle thread for only $2.
I knitted Anne Marie a hat and fingerless mitts in SU colors in time for Christmas.
Included in Anne Marie's box were two cross stitch ornaments. AM did the cross stitch. I sewed them to hang on the tree. (still have a few more to complete)
I quilted Brian and Tisha's quilt on the long arm. Here I am putting on the binding. It was mailed and just arrived in Memphis today.
I finished piecing this quilt for my sister - boy will she be surprised when I give it to her.
I started putting together the blocks I pieced on my featherweight.
Pulled out a box and found another quilt started that is just like the one I am giving to my sister.
Last, I am knitting a sweater for Buddy - a turtleneck and my 1st sweater.

Friday, December 12, 2014


Yikes! I better post about thanks giving before Christmas arrives. AJ, Buddy and I traveled to Syracuse to spend the holiday with Drs. Sullivan and Thomas -- my daughter, son-in-law, and grandson. We left a day early to beat the snow and came home a day early. Of course, I had to stop at some of my favorite quilt places and yarn shops.
Our 1st stop was Good's in Quarryville -- purchases some fat quarters and background fabric.
Also, I treated myself to this fat quarter pack -- love French General.
Next stop was Stitch and Craft outside Manheim -- one panel and some Thimbleberries Christmas yardage.
Martin's Fabric Barn is a must!!! -- found towels for applique.
Martin's had some fabric to complete two projects -- and Thimbleberries yardage.
I could not resist this panel -- Holly Taylor, a favorite.
Wednesday before Thanksgiving, AJ tool me to JoAnn's in Fayettsville, NY for the doorbuster --
 and some mats for my accuquilt.
Anne Marie took me to her local yarn shop on Black Friday -- picked out of clearance.
Then we went to a yarn shop in Manillus -- picked out of 30% clearance and the solid blue skein was free!