Oh glory, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel of all the Christmas sewing. I just have a couple of little bindings to sew down on some hot pads that are going to Australia after Christmas and make Hollie's wallet, then it's all done. What a wonderful feeling to have it done and not to have to sit up till all hours the night before Christmas. Everything that needed to be posted has been, the last lot was sent out today. The sewing room looks like a war zone, but that's quickly fixed. I did add to the mess this afternoon. You may remember that I mentioned in a previous post, that I hate leaving things until the last minute, well believe it or not I got all the prep work done on a Christmas quilt for next year. I've gathered different projects and ideas that I've seen over the last month or so and have them either saved or printed out, ready to make a start on them as soon as I'm ready.
Dh goes back to work tomorrow, it's been lovely having him home, but we need him at work. Thank you for all your lovely words of concern during the ice storm, they were so appreciated.
My new issue of Country Threads arrived yesterday, and while I was thumbing through it I came across this little quilter's alphabet. I'm sure all you creative ladies could do lots of wonderful things with it for your quilting friends, either for Christmas or a birthday gift. If nothing else I hope it brings a smile to your face.
The Quilter's Alphabet
Bleed....bless the fabric that doesn't!
Credit Card....purrs in a quilt shop
Distance....at which points look good
Even....well does it look even?
Hug....wrap up in a quilt
Iron....the great fabric disciplinarian
Justify....can't cook, quilting an heirloom
Knot....six need not stop a truck
Love....quilting is a labor of
Marker....please let it wash out
Needle....feet always find it
Ouch....related to one end of pain
Pucker....that rascally little puffy thing
Quilt....a thing of beauty, a joy forever
Rip....as ye sew, so shall ye rip
Seam....straight is good
Time....to quilt, grab more
Underside....where all the work shows
Victim....of quilt guilt (too many)?
What....a quilt (all purpose comment)
Xamine....I'll say how close!
Y....only quilt on days ending in "Y"
Zero....other things you'd rather do.
Happy Stitching and thanks for visiting with me.