Sunday, November 28, 2010

2 Posts in 1 Day? This is worth it!!

I had to share this video. They showed it in church this morning and it is so powerful! Watch and enjoy and know the power of Jesus!

Christmas is on it's way!

Hallelujah Chorus!!

I can't figure out how to make music play on my blog when you open it. So, hit the link above when you get here. And if you know how I can do that on blogspot, please direct me to the directions if you would!

Anyway, Christmas is almost here and will be here before you know it! One of my goals for today is to take down the Fall decorations and get Christmas 'up'. The carols have already been playing for weeks in this house. Love it this year. I'm so much more in the mood this year...for obvious reasons. Last year I had my second to last chemo at the very beginning of December and the last one was on 12/23. I so wanted to get it over with! And now all that is behind me. Queue the Hallelujah Chorus again!

In terms of sewing, I've had a rather productive weekend. On Friday Loris and I got together for a sewing day. So great! I just love to sit with some of my favorite people and sew all day! Here's what's been going on in the sewing room for me....

First, is 2 completed pillow cases for a couple of my great-nieces. These are obviously for the Valentine's 'season.'

This little diddy is a Christmas gift for someone who doesn't read my blog. It measures about 19" across. So it's pretty small, but would be good on a small end table or similar.

 I've worked on a few DJ blocks, but most of them seem to have applique on them. This is the only  one I've completely finished so far. I really need to get back to doing a few triangles. I'm at a point now where I need to do a triangle for every couple of blocks.

Here is an update on my DJ design wall.... I chopped off the top (which is completely done), but you get the picture. The right side has 3 triangles undone as of now. Actually, it should only be 2, but one of them went missing! I kept hoping it would show up since it was easily a couple of hours of work, but it's been missing for over a year. Guess I just need to suck it up and remake it! Anyway, here's the pic...

I'm going to leave you with this picture I just found while looking through my files...It's my sister, Betsy, busy quilting in her sewing room. Isn't that a neat looking room?

By the way, can you find the little mistake in that cute quilt hanging behind her?

Okay, that's it for now. Must go get ready for church. Hope to quilt a holiday quilt made last year today too! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

My Second Finish This Year

But a finish nonetheless! Sorry, the picture is a little blurry.  I wish I could say I made this whole darling quilt, but would never take credit for the wonderful things my quilting friends did for me! This was my progressive quilt from last year made by my quilt group. I started with the Mariner's Compass in the center. I just think it came out so great and it's great to have this baby hanging in my living room finally!

This is the only DJ block I've finished in a while, but I'm hoping to do more this weekend. Again, blurry photo. (I'm sure it's the camera and not the operator!)

Currently, I'm working on Christmas presents. How fun these pillowcases are! I'm making these for my great nieces and nephews. It's so fun to make something that comes together so quickly!

Hope you are getting your Christmas gifts done too!