I spent last Friday at my LQS participating in Elf Day. Just a fun day of sewing and socializing with an extra effort to get some projects completed before Christmas. While I was there I was lucky enough to meet a blog friend in person! I had recognized Jackie's picture earlier in the year when she left a comment a blog that we both follow. I realized we went to the same LQS and I got in touch with her through her blog, Jackie's Stitches. We had a wonderful time on Friday working on projects, having lunch, and chatting about blogging!
|Blessings From the Hollow blocks with Lilac Hill fabric.|
My Blessings From The Hollow blocks are now done! This pattern is from the amazing book Scrap Basket Sensations by Kim Brackett. I'm so glad I took it to Elf Days and got started on it again! I had put it aside to do some quilting earlier in the year and I'm so happy to be able to get it out and get back to it! Now I need to work on piecing the border. It will take some time, but I think the look will be totally worth it! I've got all the pieces cut out and ready to go!
|Lots of pieces in this border!|
|Auditioning inner borders. What do you think, the green or the red? I'm leaning towards green, but I want to like the red one better!|
Maybe this border would be a good project to work on during the Friday Night Sew In this week. Have you signed up? There are two this month and I don't know about you, but with the busy holiday season I look forward to the extra reason to carve out some time only for sewing.......Like that will really happen here. Not very realistic with the two boys, but I can try! Ordering pizza and getting a movie for them might help me get that extra sewing time in this Friday night! That sounds like a plan!
On the holiday decorating front, I have finally succeeded in getting the garland to stay put over the front door! WooHoo! The replacement part for the lights on our new tree was delivered and the lights finally worked again.....dramatic pause.....for a week. (Please insert a big sigh here)
When I came back from a soccer practice the other night, I discovered that the tree lights were out again. Very disappointing. Replacement parts are again on the way, I hope, and soon our tree will be okay, maybe by the end of the season? We are having a gathering of neighbors here next week to count out luminary bags for our neighborhood's annual luminary night and I'd really like my tree to look nice for that party. I'll keep you posted. Note that the luminary bags and candles have not arrived yet and I'm getting a little concerned. Are you sensing a pattern here? I think I'll call and check on that delivery right now to get one more thing off of my plate! Other than my that, all is well here. Just lots of shopping and baking to be done! I've got lots more to blog about, but that will have to wait for another post. How are you dealing with the joyous but hectic holiday season?