For arts-n-crafts, baking, quilting, sewing, buying, wrapping, unwrapping, cooking, eating, talking, drinking, singing, driving, hugging, watching, kissing, mailing, and very little sleeping.
I overcooked these yummy scones just a tad, but they were still wonderful, especially slathered in butter. Oh how I love cranberries.
I made this quilt for a very special someone whose favorite color is, well, red. I cut 2 or 3 10-inch blocks from about 12 different fabrics and then cut the blocks in half. I randomly paired up the 5 x 10 pieces and sewed them together, then alternated the direction of each block. It is 6 blocks x 5 blocks and is a great lap quilt size. I used the same fabrics to bind the quilt, and the backing is part of a sheet set I bought on sale at Target. And if you haven't tried them yet, buy some Color Catchers by Shout at your grocery store. This very red quilt was washed with four or five of them and it came our beautifully. I use a color catcher in almost every wash load.
I made this one the family member whose name I drew for our family Secret Santa exchange. I made this one using a Moda jelly roll from their Arcadia line. I just love the colors in this line. All the blocks are random heights, but they're all the same width, thanks to the pre-cut 2.5 inch strips. I really like how this one came out, despite the fact that one whole column was left out of the quilt. I found it in a heap on the floor below my ironing board just after I finished quilting it. I thought it looked a bit smaller than I had anticipated. I used strips from the jelly roll for the binding, and used some fat quarters from the same line for the backing.
I've also made about 20 of these coffee cup cozies from this pattern. They made great presents for teachers and room moms, and my aunts and cousins, all Starbucks addicts, will be getting one for Christmas as well. I've even got a few of my own in my purse and I really do like them.
A few weeks ago the girls and I had a fun time around the house with me and my camera and my flash which I rarely use and hardly know how to. But I got some great shots, my favorite of which is this one.
So needless to say, it's been crazy busy around here and we've got something going on every day this week, and then we're getting the heck out of here next week. So I'll bid you all farewell until next year when I promise to be a better blogger, lose 40 pounds, pick my nose less, recycle more, see my dentist regularly, take a yoga class, curse less, drink more water, plan meals each week, take vitamins daily, get more sleep, keep my craft space picked up, and organize our sock drawers.
I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!