I swear I can hear those sleigh bells sometimes - it seems like Christmas is just rushing upon us so fast! But I printed out a poster I saw on someone's blog this week that says "Keep Calm and Quilt On" - my new mantra for the week!! I have managed to get a lot of stuff done this week - not everything on my list but that's not completely my fault - we had some stuff come up this week for the quilt ministry, and I "had" to make a little gift for a friend....
So here's the recap for last week.....
1. Finish the flimsy for #3 Christmas Gift Quilt!
Finished the flimsy..... here's a pic of all three!
2. Prepare quilt sandwiches for all three Christmas gift quilts.
I managed to get two of the sandwiches made....
3. Quilt #3 Christmas Gift Quilt.
Done! And it's a beauty....
|This is "In Winter Snows"...|
|A closeup of the quilting...|
|And a shot of the back!|
4. Put hair (and hopefully some clothes!) on Dolly.
Well, she has hair, at least!
5. Work on #4 Christmas Gift (no, this one's not a quilt!)
This one is done and ready to go in the mail! Sorry, no pics yet - once it's delivered I'll show you!
6. Make more mug rugs!!
I only made one more this week, but it was for a special friend of the quilt ministry...
|The front (guess which team she cheers for?)|
|...and the back!|
In and amidst doing all this, I also had to put together a quilt for the quilt ministry - I pieced the top from donated blocks and stash fabric, then gave it to another ministry member to do the actual quilting. Here's the end result...
And I also made a set of mother-and-daughter aprons for a friend of mine who lost a really cute apron after a heated battle at a Dirty Santa party....
So that's what I did last week. Whew!! But even good little elves don't get a breather....
Here's my list for this week!
1. Piece a back for Christmas Gift Quilt #1.
2. Quilt Christmas Gift Quilt #2.
3. Make more mug rugs.
4. Clothes for the naked doll!
3. Sandwich and quilt Christmas Gift #1.
That's enough for a start - since it'll probably get stuff added to it, just like last week!
And for a shot of humor, I thought I'd show you some pictures of something that got delivered to my house last week....
|This was outside my door - I wonder what it is?|
|Apparently, someone else is checking it out too!|
|...staking a claim...|
|...and settling in for a long winter's nap!|
Unfortunately, when my husband got home, this box disappeared - and don't think my little elf hasn't asked where it is!!
So - - - what are you working on this week?
Remember - keep calm and quilt on - and remember the reason for the season!