Of course, it is easy to find something to praise in a gloomy day like this when it is a lovely stay-at-home Sunday....
♥♥♥....... a nice hot mug of tea in the morning to warm the bones....
|One of my FAVORITE mugs!!! |
♥♥♥..... decorating for Christmas!!!!
We bought a small tree yesterday to put up instead of the huge one we usually do. There is so much going on this year and both hubby and I have been under the weather, so we decided to downsize our decorating efforts. It won't take very long to get our house looking cozy and joyful!!!
♥♥♥..... and lots of Slooooowwwwww Stitching on the sofa while watching some football!!!
This past week I got my first block for the BOM I signed up for at Shabby Fabrics - Bertie's Year. I am so excited about this set of little wall quilts! I especially love all the fun and colorful pieced borders on each one.....and the hand-stitched details - so cute!!!!
|Photo courtesy of Shabby Fabrics|
The yummy flannel fabrics for the first block did not disappoint!
And the best bonus is that the pieces are laser cut - love it!!!
I'm hoping to start this project this week - it will be my December NewFO for the Cat Patches linky party.
And speaking of Cat Patches linky parties - Barbara's having a wonderful Giveaway Linky Party right now over at her blog HERE to kick off the 2014 NewFO Party!!! You could win a beautiful fat quarter bundle just by linking up - so get busy planning & blogging about those 2014 NewFO's!
If you get stuck for ideas (really???), you can look at some of the fun projects she has lined up for the year. She's going to be a very busy girl, as usual :*) Of course, I had to go over immediately and grab up the free "I Love Sewing" patterns from the Sulky link - Thanks Barbara!!! =^..^=
Today, I will be very happily employed cutting out traced templates and fusible pieces for my remaining Blue Collection blocks. Even though I am so close to the end of this quilt, there are still about a million pieces left to cut out and sewn down.... ugh!!!!
Once all these are cut out, I will begin prepping the applique pieces for this block at the bottom center of the quilt that holds the tree.....
....... I have a feeling it's going to be a doozie .... look at all these fussy little pieces! :*O
I think that might keep me out of trouble today :*)
How will you stay out of trouble today?
Hugs & Blessings!
Linking up with:
Kathy's Quilts - Slow Sunday Stitching
Patchwork Times - Design Wall Monday
What a Hoot - BOM's Away!
Freemotion by the River - Tuesday Linky Party
Cat Patches - December NewFO Linky Party