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Christmas has always been my favorite time of the year.  i love everything about it.  the decorations, the tree (real trees), family getting together, and of course, SNOW!  i adore snow.  despite my love for this holiday, this year i actually had to try to get into the Christmas spirit, which is completely backwards for me.  i am usually someone who could listen to Christmas songs 24 hours a day 365 days a year.  i tried, really tried, to get into a holiday mood, but failed miserably. 

until Christmas morning that is.  i woke up excited that Christmas had finally arrived and couldn’t wait to get the day started.  we had coffee as we opened gifts then had our annual Christmas breakfast.  then, off to have a merry little Christmas with my family at mom and pop’s house 🙂 

i’ve been working on a quilt to give my mom and dad for Christmas for a few weeks, and finished at 11 p.m. on Christmas Eve.   i was so nervous i wouldn’t finish it on time, but i did it.  yeah!!!!  i added their combined initials into the center block, and love how it turned out.

after the late nights after work and weekends working to try to make my Christmas deadline, i was pretty excited to give it to them finally.  i think they liked it!!!

on top of the quilt for my parents, i also made a quilt for my aunt that is still waiting for me to add the binding.  i think i took on more than i could chew with all the sewing i’ve been trying to get done, on top of my crazy job and taking care of the house.  hmmmm…maybe thats why i haven’t exactly been in the Christmas spirit this year.  i didn’t take much time to stop and smell the roses (or in this case, the Christmas trees, lol!). 

 i have a few other projects that i want to do, but i think i’ll take a short break from sewing before i begin anything new.  right now, i’m going to try and enjoy my favorite season of all 🙂

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finally finished…something!

well, so much for the two quilts i had planned.  i never started on one, and the other was set aside to start this one.  my father-in-law had a heart attack last month, so i decided to make a quilt for him to cuddle up and recover with.  he lives all the way in florida, so this will be like a long distance get well hug. 😉  

i’m pretty excited about how fast i finished it.  i finished the top one weekend, the back the next, and the quilting and binding was finished after work and part of today.  i am quite pleased to have been able to finally do the binding all by myself.  i usually hand that off to mom, but i found a great tutorial online and it finally made sense to me.  i never quite understood the old blind stitch.  (although, i have to admit that my blind stitch has pretty good vision…oh well!)

initial quilti put his initial on the back…i think i actually like the back better than the front.  we sent the quilt to him this afternoon…i hope he likes it!

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my new obsession

i don’t know what has come over me.  i am now obsessed with fabric!  i cannot get enough of the stuff.  seriously, there should be ‘aa’ like meetings for people with fabric addictions.    i discovered on my cousin erin’s blog, the fabulous quilts she makes.  i fell in love!  i was really hankering for one.  badly!  i finally decided to try to make one myself.  i could sew, so why not!? my first quilt was a christmas quilt that i think turned out pretty well for my first try.  i don’t understand the whole binding thing, so i handed it off to my mom for that part.  i should add that i started this quilt last november, and didn’t finish until well into january.  well, the best laid plans i guess.  its all ready for next christmas!

this is the finished top piece.  i seriously would have been proud of myself with finishing this much, so i am super duper happy with a quilt that is completely done!  woo hoo!!!!  i did it!  there’s no stopping me now.  soon after i finished this one, i decided to make my awesome twin nieces birthday quilts.  their birthday is in march.  the beginning of march.  was i insane!?  it took me 3 months to make one quilt.  what made me think i could make 2 quilts before their birthday!?  who knows! 

the finished products.  done!  …one month late!  i ended up giving the twins their presents on easter instead of their birthday, but i think they were happy with them.  i even whipped up a couple matching pillows the night before because i am such a glutton for punishment. 🙂

i am in the process of making a quilt with moda’s authentic fabric.  i am so psyched about this one.  i love this fabric, and cannot wait to be able to cuddle under my new quilt.  can i say how much i love precut fabric.  these fabric jelly and dessert rolls will save me hours of cutting.  love, love, love them!!!  wish me luck!

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