The tree is now done - those spindly tips were pretty darn fiddly! - and all that remains to finish up this block are the birds and snowflakes - woohoo!!!
I was a VERY GOOD girl this past week, not even stepping foot in Mary Jos! I know - I deserve a medal, right???? But when my husband offered to stop in Crossville for a quick rest on the way home, not one word of refusal was heard to pass my lips :*) Little Blessings Quilt Shop is one of my favorite shops! They have such yummy BLUE fabrics there, along with much, much more! :*) And that is where I found these perfect fabrics for this quilt.......
It even says "Winter Wonderland"!!!! And "Snowman", "Sledding", "Flurries" ..... of course, I had to have it for this quilt, although I really don't know how it will fit in just yet. I think I will want my main border to be darker, but perhaps an inner border? It would have been awesome for a backing, but there wasn't enough on the bolt. Hmmm..... I wonder if I searched for it online... I could get in lots of trouble here!!!
I also picked up these marvelous stripes to go with it.
Only one of these will make it to the quilt, but right now I can't decide which one works with it best. It will probably come down to much later when I am actually doing the piecework for the quilt.
I couldn't resist a few other stash enhancers as well....
|Plaids can be SO hard to find, and of course these bright oranges and hot pinks and yellows caught my eye!|
And these two were in the childrens' prints, but I think they have a definite modern appeal and will make great stash additions!
|I'm adding every cute gray I can find to my stash -|
- and of course a little aqua had to sneak in the bag too ;*)
As for the ornaments I purchased? Here are a couple I picked up at Cracker Barrel which I thought you might find fun.....
|And how could I resist this wonderful ornament?|
This adorable little sewing machine reminds me of my new Featherweight .....
..... maybe I'll paint it red? Hmmmm......
It's totally cute, but it is really, really heavy!
|Jim Shore!!! A Cardinal!!! On Sale!!!|
I would say my friend Joanne is going to be SO jealous, but I imagine she already has this little treasure :*)
Hopefully it is not too very cold where you are, but I can assure you that it is plenty cold here in Nashville my friends!!! December is a reality here by more than just turning the last page on the calendar! Before we know it, Christmas will be here; our little Cooper will be born; and then the New Year will be upon us once again!!!! I plan to take time to enjoy the season rather than just complain about the cold like I usually do.... This is the (Season) that the Lord has made, and I will rejoice and be glad in it! I hope you will too :*)
Hugs & Blessings!
Linking up with:
Kathy's Quilts - Slow Sunday Stitching
Patchwork Times - Stash Enhancement