December 22, 2016

Merry Christmas!

Christmas snuck up on me like it does every year. I still managed to make a few quilted things in addition to the usual Christmas baking extravaganza!





I quilted a sweet modern vintage Chevy table runner designed by Cynthia Frenette. It looked super cute hanging from my mantel and is all wrapped up now waiting for its special delivery.





I free-motion quilted a loopy line between wavy double lines. I wanted it to look like cool winter wind. It was a lovely unexpected surprise that it looks like tire tracks in the snow! There are two designs in "Merry and Bright". I choose the table runner. If you would like to make your own, you can find the pattern here.





I've wanted to make a mini muffin tin advent calendar for a few years and finally did it! No more expensive store-bought calendars filled with cheap chocolates for my daughter!





She has really enjoyed it so far and is sad that there are only two days left to open. I had lots of fun scrapbooking the magnetic sheets. I even made a pipe cleaner wreath and a sled out of mini popsicle sticks!





I also made four Log Cabin Kitty potholders. I will share more photos of them in the next post. My Kitty Potholders have received a lot of comments on my facebook page so there will probably be a pattern to come!



A huge thank you to all my fans and followers. Your comments are truly appreciated. They keep me motivated and even give me great new ideas.




It snowed a couple weeks ago and another big dump this week added to it. There was three times as much snow as in the photo! A warm snap and lots of rain in the last two days has melted quite a bit of it but we are expecting more next week. I enjoy snow. It is magical and quiet. That is until it's a slushy muddy slippery mess...




I have been struggling with the squirrels eating all the birds' food. The little rascals chewed through my clothesline to get to the suet cage, and even managed to pry off the binder clips holding it shut before dragging the entire suet away. In honour of these cute rats with fluffy tails I baked gingerbread squirrels so I can bite their heads off!

Wishing you a very MERRY CHRISTMAS & a happy NEW YEAR!


Enjoy your Christmas cookies & quilted crafts :o)

19 comments :

  1. Have a magical Christmas. I love your blog and your gorgeous work. Love Dawn xxx

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  2. Have a great Christmas time! :) Jolana

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  3. Feliz Natal!!! Sua decoração ficou linda!!! Amei o Painel na lareira!!!! O Natal é muito mais bonito com neve. Aqui no Brasil estamos com temperatura de 30 graus C. Desejo um ano abençoado para ti e toda a familia!!!!

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    1. I can't survive in 30 degrees! Yes, I enjoy having winter at Christmas. Big Hugs from North of the equator. Beijos!

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  4. So So So lovely and cute. You are such an inspiration! Merry Christmas!

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  5. I totally want to spend Christmas at your house....everything is lovely.

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  6. Your blog is a wonderland of delights! I love everything you have made... and those kitty potholders DO NEED a pattern! My next "free" paycheck, I'm going shopping in your Etsy store as I love so many of your patterns! also.. do I spy some spritz (butter) cookies? One of my all time faves and I haven't made any yet. I'd better get busy. Your advent calendar is just darling too. Merry Christmas!

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    1. Thank you so much Marilyn!! We call them Whipped Shortbread but it could possibly be the same recipe... butter, icing sugar, flour & cornstarch? Have fun baking! xoxo

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  7. Feliz Natal Laurraine.
    Olha algumas coisas que fiz...um beijo!
    ~Goa Barros

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  8. Superbe, j'adore !
    Noël est beau chez vous.

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  9. Too beautiful for Words Merry Happy Holidays and Thanks. Renee

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  10. in a setting such as this with so many beautiful Christmas decorations, I'm sure your Christmas was magical!

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  11. Love all your makes! The cookies seem like a good way to vent your squirrel frustration! :)

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