Hello my lovelies. What have you been up to today? Have you been stitching away making Christmas presents? I wasn’t planning on making any presents this year. It doesn’t seem that long ago we were welcoming the New Year in! How can it be possible that Christmas is just four short weeks away?????
This year I have decided that I will not purchase a poinsettia plant. Instead we purchased a potted Christmas tree which I hope will keep growing well beyond Christmas. I plan on adding a few baubles and perhaps a few fairy lights to my tree making it look lovely and festive. This tree will be living outside all year round.
As for decorating the house, well once again I plan on a vintage look Christmas. So it will be paper chains, smelly candles and other vintage looking ornaments. I have given up the traditional indoor Christmas for some twiggy bits with a few fairy lights and some choice ornaments. Less is more.
Today has been a pretty busy day for this very happy longarm quilter. I spent several hours in my sewing room working on Sue’s Festive Whimsy. I worked until the job was finished. Here’s what it looks like now …..
I quilted this one very much in the same fashion as I quilted my own. I kept it simple and for the most part it is lightly quilted. I auditioned different colours of thread and at the end of the day I went for a coffee colour which matches the borders beautifully and blends in nicely with the centre blocks. It was lovely working on this quilt today.
With Christmas around the corner I have stopped taking longarm quilting bookings until after Christmas. So now I’m in the Finish it Up mode and on the downward slope to the holidays. Only a hand full of quilts to go and I can turn my longarm quilting system off for a couple of weeks. I stepped out at lunchtime to go to the bank and popped into the supermarket and it was so busy. Note to self; only go to the supermarket first thing in the morning for the next few weeks.
So for this evening, this very happy longarm quilter will be doing some stitchery work. I hope you have a super cosy evening doing something festive. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching. ♥ ♥