R. found a Christmas Music only radio station and has been playing it for days!
We’ve been reading lots of Christmas picture books together.
It already feels like Christmas around here…but its only the beginning!
My friend Gayle and I took a Christmas tree paper-piecing class together on Friday…
My friend Gayle has a super fancy sewing machine that does embroidery
and she was sweet enough to embroider “Baby, it’s cold outside!” for me on some linen.
I drew up a mug, very like my most favorite one from the UK, and raw-edge appliqued it to the linen.
I put in an insulated batting layer to keep her mug nice and toasty and free motion quilted it.
This was my first time stippling and it is OK, but I am thinking I need to stipple an entire quilt to really get the hang of it.
BTW, I am still straight line quilting my Mum’s quilt (HERE) and should be finished this afternoon.
Oh, and I have FINALLY got the hang of it ;D There really is no better practice than actually quilting on a real quilt!
so I pieced some hexies (another first, and wow, this was so much work!)
and lightly quilted them by stitching (mostly) in the ditch.
I’ll definitely be making several more of the trees as potholders to give as gifts to my family.
I better get my tush in gear if I have any hope of making Christmas gifts for this year!