with the idea
of making ONE stocking
for my Claire Bear.
so of course I wanted to make one for the baby too.
I don't crazy quilt all that often
and figured I'd practice a bit...
but got a little carried away.
(I'm really in love with my machine lately).
I pulled out SO many fabrics
that I thought would work
and just started crazy quilting them down on a base
until my back was screaming,
I began with the embellishments
and boy do I have lots of those!
is to use up as much of my stash as possible
before we move...
because I'm here to tell you
that most of it will come back to the States with me
if it isn't used up first!
I enjoyed sitting in the same room with hubby
while he watched TV...
while hand stitching.
That's another thing I haven't done a lot of lately,
but the more I did,
the more I remembered Christmases past
where I'd make ornaments and gifts and...
it was a very beautiful week for me.
I didn't know when I began,
that I would be making the 'extras'
for my Colombian quilt group.
My first thought
was to embellish both sides,
but I have a stack of felt that needed to be whittled down a bit
and I figured,
if I put a plain felt back on all but Claire's...
I'd have enough for 3 of the ladies in my group and one for my son-in-law's mom!
One of the girls is Jewish...so I gave her a door knob quilt...which she was delighted with!
May each of you have a very Merry, happy, blessed Christmas.
Create Your Life,