Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Hustle Bustle Season Begins

It’s been such a crazy last few weeks with Thanksgiving and on top of that, we’ve been busy helping out two sons move into new apartments on the weekends!

But Yogi and I have been really busy sewing, too. 


I made four pretty little Christmas wall quilts for my three sisters and my parents.


I took these sneak peek photos then totally forgot to take a finished photo of one to share with you after I sent them to my family in Florida last week… sigh


Then I started decorating the house for Christmas on Black Friday and decided I wanted a new mini-quilt to hang over the mantle.


I had this adorable Mary Engelbreit Santa panel, so I used part of it to make a little wallhanging!


I think it’s perfect for the space!!


I’ve got the whole house decorated, the lights on the live tree in the living room, but still have to put on the ornaments.  If you remember my Demon Tree from last year, you’ll understand why I’m letting the tree sit with only lights for a few days…  if not, read this-


So, what are you working on these days?


P.S. Yogi is just plum tuckered out from all this sewing and decorating!!


Thursday, November 17, 2011

Guess What???

Yogi and I are in the Winter 2011 issue of Interweave’s “Studios” magazine!  Woo hoo!!   :-)


I’ve known since mid summer, but could not share it until now!!


I am thrilled at the lovely layout!


I actually took all the photos back in August…seems like ages ago!!


It was really hard to select the 15 photos I could submit from the millions I took!!


They also published my iPad Sleeve design!!  Wanna make one??


SOOO????  Waddaudink??


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Sooooooooo My Bad!!

I am still here… life has been crazy busy lately, so I’ve not been keeping up with my blogging… sigh

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But in my defense, the last few weeks have been non-stop at work and then when I get home, I’ve got just as many things to do.

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It IS the busy season!!  Got all the Halloween stuff taken down and packed away until next year… and got all the Thanksgiving stuff out.

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My November decor is full of scarecrows!!

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Back when I used to have booths at local craft fairs, I sure did sell lots of scarecrows every fall!  :-)

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How many real scarecrows have you ever seen out in a field?  (No fair counting the one in the Wizard of Oz!)

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I don’t think I’ve EVER seen a real scarecrow out in a field… but they DO exist, right?

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Do you decorate with scarecrows for fall???  Do you have a favorite one?  I do!  This little guy!


I made him about 20 years ago!  His pants were made out of an old worn out pair of my son’s jeans!!  He’s holding a little bird’s nest with an egg in it!  :-)


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

My Baylarian Christmas Quilt

I finally got my act together and took some pix of my 50’s looking Christmas quilt!


I was able to finish the binding at our last bee.


I decided to name it- “My Baylarian Christmas”.


I grew up in Orlando, Florida on a little dead end street named Baylarian Boulevard. 

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This quilt reminds me so much of Christmases at home on Baylarian Boulevard growing up!! It will be a favorite quilt for me!!


Do you have a favorite Christmas quilt?

Tell me all about it!!

(Only 53 more days until Christmas!!)