Friday, December 6, 2013

Celebrate Just Living

Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving, make every day a holiday and celebrate just living! 
Amanda Bradley

It has been a very busy couple of weeks!  I have not had the time or energy to get my thoughts together to write a post.  I hosted not one but two dinners for my family last week and so I had to spend time shopping and cooking.  This week has been filled with a variety of appointments and then two days of Holiday Celebrations with the two quilt groups that I belong to.  I have managed to squeeze in a little Christmas shopping while out running errands but haven't made much of a dent in the lists yet.

Today I am trying to rest a little and get a blog post done.  My husband will be expecting me to cook something too since I've been able to avoid doing that for several nights.

First of all I thought I would share a NEW WINNER for The Quilt Show PRIZE in my recent Giveaway.  Neither of the two names I drew could accept it so I'm hoping this person can.

I like "the Christmas tree round-up. I am not a STAR member of The Quilt Show

Congratulations Abbigail! I hope you enjoy your membership!

I did manage to get a little sewing done this week.  At the Charity bee yesterday we were to bring 9 patch blocks to donate for a quilt.  I made 11 but forgot to take a picture of them.  I had a really bad headache yesterday and was not thinking very straight.  
After the luncheon and a round of Dirty Santa we had our usual sew-in time.  I was able to put together the Take 5 blocks that I had made last month.  Take 5 is a block die from AccuQuilt.  It is a very fast quilt to make.  The blocks got turned about as I was picking them up so the layout was not what I planned but it is together ready to be pressed and quilted. These  purples are almost all out of my stash.  I will be glad when I have used up all the old 80s calicos!  It's not wonderful but it is a FINISH!  Yeah!

I may decide to correct my mistake.  Can you see what happened?

I had one block left over.

I also finished the longarm quilting on two Christmas quilts for a friend last month.  No pictures, sorry.  Now I am hoping to get a couple of mine done before Christmas.  

And what did I win in the Dirty Santa game?

A great Holiday Apron!

Here is a few of the SEVENTEEN QUILTS that showed up yesterday. Some need the binding stitched down.  These quilts will be donated to cancer patients.  I didn't make any of these.  We do a lot of Take 5, Tumbler quilts, String quilts and quilts make of simple squares. Simple and fast so we can make more and more.  The group has donated almost 600 quilts in less than 4 years.

Linking with these wonderful blogs:

Crazy Mom Quilts and Live a Colorful Life and Richard and Tanya Quilt


  1. I am sure you are your own worst critic. The quilt looks fine to me.

  2. Looks fine to me too Patricia !

    My mind is boggling at Dirty Santa, I've never heard of that before :)

  3. Wow 600 quilts donated in less than 4 years!?! Great Job!


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