Monday, November 30, 2009

54 days of Christmas; day 25, 26, and 27

DAY 25, 26, & 27: Life has been too rough lately to think about Christmas. I was all "in the mood" for Christmas, but I'm not so much now. I still need to do the actual quilting on T's quilt. I'm not sure if I'll have the money to send away the three quilts that I wanted to... Maybe they will be a New Year's gift instead. I've been looking through the list I made of people's gifts & re-arranging some things and having to cut some people out, too. I still need something else to give to M. Would it be wrong not to send out Christmas cards this year?

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

54 days of Christmas, day 33, 32 & 31

DAY 33, 32, 31: We've had too much life crisis these past few days to even think about Christmas things at the moment...

Saturday, November 21, 2009

54 days of Christmas, day 34

DAY 34: Made something of felt, today, to add to R's gift.

How to make Pumpkin Puree

1. Peel and cut up your pumpkin(s), removing the seeds

2. Steam the pumpkin for about 15 minutes

3. Put the pumpkin into a blender or food processor, I added cinnamon just because I add cinnamon to almost everything :P

4. Blend pumpkin until smooth

5. Finished! just like in a can! You can freeze for later, if desired.

Friday, November 20, 2009

54 days of Christmas, day 35

DAY 35: Finished sewing T's quilt top (see photo below); Bought 2 yards greenish-teal broadcloth fabric for the backing (a remnant piece for $5); Received LookHappy's felt house ornament in the mail today (featured in Nov 10th blog post); pinned the quilt top to the wadding to the backing

54 days of Christmas, day 36

DAY 36: Cut up the fabric I received into ten 4.5 inch squares and started to sew the ocean themed quilt top together. Did all but two rows.
Check out these quilted goodies on etsy:

1. Holiday Cheer Table Runner by: QuiltCupboard
2. Candy Canes Quilted Star Ball Christmas Ornament by: KelseysKorner
3. Vintage Quilt Christmas Stocking by: chadwickcottage57
4. Aunt Grace Christmas Quilt TWIN SIZE by: SFOQuilter

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

54 days of Christmas, day 37-39

DAY 37: Packaged up C's & P's Christmas parcels that will have to be mailed away around the first of December.

DAY 38: Received the fabric, that I was waiting for, for T's quilt in the mail.

DAY 39: Had too much going on today and never had time to do anything Christmas-y.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

54 days of Christmas, day 40

DAY 40: Started to prepare some Christmas packages that will need to be mailed away. Decided on what else to get mom & a little something for S. I would love to finally make a gingerbread house, but don't see the point as I can't actually eat it & it might just end up being a waste of money... I saw a wonderful little pink one on a sign at the Bulk Barn & really loved it...

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Friday, November 13, 2009

54 days of Christmas, day 42

DAY 42: 1)Today, I received a bunch of Christmas/winter themed scrapbooking supplies (pictured below) from bluehighways via our private swap on swap-bot. 2) I finished handsewing on the bright yellow trim of "C's" Autumn quilt, so now it is finished!! (pictured below, too). 3) Wayne & I should try to get a good photo of ourselves (either at arms length or with the self timer)this weekend, to add to our Christmas cards. 4) Started cutting out the quilt squares (143 in total @ 4.5" each) for my final Christmas quilt. This one is for "T" and will be ocean themed.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

54 days of Christmas, day 43

DAY 43: I received a vintage angel ornament (photo below)in the mail today via a swap on etsy. it is marked "japan" on the back; I will continue to sew on the trim to the quilt as I watch Survivor tonight. I also received some Christmas scrapbooking supplies (for the christmas journal swap with polar on swap-bot) from Vblarney via my Wishlist on swap-bot.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

54 days of Christmas

DAY 44: 1)finished a beautiful holiday Blythe dress and listed it on etsy (pictured below), 2)confirmed a swap with LookHappy to receive the felt house ornament in the previous post, 3)listed a bunch of handmade christmas cards on etsy - priced cheap to sell, 4)started hand sewing on the trim to my friend's autumn colored christmas quilt

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

54 days of Christmas

Day 45: Even thought I didn't have any extra money, I bought an adorable ornament (the one on the far right)to go along with mom's Christmas present; received some fabric squares in the mail, via a swap, for my christmas ocean themed quilt for a friend.
I wish I could hang all of these ornaments on my tree:

1. Whimsical Felt House Ornament by: LookHappy
2. Whimsical Santa with Wand by: CosaBello
3. Gold Metal Dragonfly Ornament by: merritthyde
4. BigSky Christmas Tree Ornament, Suncatcher or Pendant 12 by: BigSky

Monday, November 9, 2009

54 days of Christmas

Day 46: oops, nothing "Christmassy" today. working on other projects...

Day 47: oops, nothing "Christmassy" today. working on other projects...

Saturday, November 7, 2009

54 days of Christmas

DAY 48: Worked on a friend's autumn colored quilt (christmas gift), finished the quilting along the width.

DAY 49: Worked on a friend's autumn colored quilt (christmas gift), finished the quilting along the length.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

54 days of Christmas

DAY 50: Went through the big rubbermaid tub and made a list of all the gifts I had for certain people. Found out what I actually had and for who & who I needed to still buy for. Final payment, for a Blythe (gift for me from Wayne), was cleared via paypal.

DAY 51: Received vintage Christmas ornaments, in the mail, via a swap on etsy.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Monday, November 2, 2009

54 days of Christmas

DAY 53: I made a list of people to send Christmas cards to, confirmed the swap via swap-bot. Also found this pretty vintage Christmas image that would be nice to use on something...

Sunday, November 1, 2009

54 days till Christmas

It is the first of November. I was told that it is 54 days until Christmas. I want to (try) and post something everyday of what I am doing to prepare for Christmas. Be it buying a gift, deciding on what to buy, designing Christmas cards, decorating, baking, etc. This is my goal in updating my blog everyday. I wonder if I can do it?
DAY 54: Today, I set up a swap on swap-bot so that I will receive Christmas scrapbooking supplies, for the Christmas Journal I'm making for Polar (Anita).