Saturday, December 25, 2010

Waiting for Charlevoix

IMG_2721I am waiting patiently for this fabric to come out in yardage.  I bought a charm pack of it and loved it so much I couldn’t wait to make something from it so I got out a pattern I have had for a while by Heather Mulder Peterson called Little Charmers III.  It went together so quickly and I even had an extra block, which explains why I ran out of  charm squares for the border.  I used some pin dot fat quarters I had for the borders, but now I need more fabric for the back so I can finish this up.  It will be hard to choose which of these fabrics I want to buy in full yards…I really like all of it.  IMG_2723

I made a hot pad with my extra block and I think it is my favorite hot pad I  have made so far!  So simple and sweet, I’m sure it will get a lot of use with all the bread baking I have been doing.  My kids are coming tomorrow so I am spending my Christmas Day baking Pumpkin Cinnamon rolls, that should get the house smelling quite homey!

Looking forward to all the New Year has to offer!  New grandchild to sew for and enjoy, a new orchard to be planted and tended to, new recipes to try and a new garden to plant and harvest! 

Happy New Year to all my friends and

family everywhere!


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Finished in the Nic of Time

IMG_2712 I finally finished my Christmas project and just in the nic of time!  I got the idea from a post at Moda Bakeshop.  It was designed by Cara Wilson and was fairly quick to put together.  I made mine all from scraps.  I had fun pulling out all my red and green scraps and going through them for just the right shades.  I embellished my tree with some cute buttons, I even found some little gingerbread boy buttons and candy canes.  Then my cat came and stepped on the top left corner with his dirty little paw so it even has the cat seal of approval, I couldn’t bear to wash it off just yet.  It was a fun project and the best part is I finished it in time to display this year!

One of my favorite decorating ideas I had this year was to decorated my plate holder and It came out looking like a Christmas heart.  I love it!



Happy Holidays!