Monday, December 20, 2010

"Twas the night before Christmas..."

"The stockings were (FINALLY) hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that Saint Nicholas soon would be there..."
These 6 quilted stockings were made modifying (okay, lots of modifying) the pattern on the Moda Bakeshop in Crazy 8 by Sandy Gervais.
My little 3 year old daughter has been quoting this book and even this line for days now.
We've never actually spent Christmas at home and probably wouldn't have if I were not 2.5 weeks from due on Christmas day.
That's just not a risk I'm willing to take.
And I know there are only 3 of us at present...
but coordinating stockings would be hard to come by in the future if I didn't just hoard the fabric for years waiting for children-to-be...

My little "who" is expecting a baby in her stocking from Santa this year.
Specifically, a pretend baby.
So I still have shopping to do!
This afternoon I hope to be able to get some good things for it and somehow buy them right in front of her without her knowing.
She's ridiculously intelligent and NEVER forgets anything - even from over a year ago - things no one else even thinks about!
Makes my mom job just a little extra difficult at times.
She knows exactly what presents (at least the ones I bought in front of her) are in which boxes under the tree already even though she didn't see me wrap them.
The only surprises are the ones I bought while she was reading a book (she reads very well - books like How the Grinch Stole Christmas). NERD! Eh, so am I...
Next year there will definitely be "Mom only Christmas shopping."

Friday, December 10, 2010


Just realized it has been a while since I had anything finished to post on the blog!
But I have lots of fun stuff today.
This is a stacked squares table runner in Punctuation by Sandy Klop of American Jane Patterns for Moda - 18" x 41" - so happy.

A wonky windmill baby quilt also in Punctuation - 30" x 38" - and backed with the punctuation striped fabric from this line - check it out in the shop.
I love that fabric.
Maybe I need more of it.

And another quilt in Hushabye by Tula Pink for Moda - 45" x 67" - all in the shop.
Now to sew some Christmas gifts.
Oh, I am soooooo behind!