Monday, November 22, 2010

Working on Some Small Christmas Projects

We have a new quilt shop in town - Park Bench - and it carries really nice lines of fabric.  It's spanking new and the shelves are pretty well filled up now.  It's a treat for the eyes gazing at the beautiful bolts all lined up along the walls and on tables in the center.  Not a huge shop, but one you will want to keep coming back to for your fabric fix.  They had a little holiday open house this past weekend.  I don't usually buy kits - but one of the girls at the retreat had a cute one she got there.  I found this guy, Sven,  there and
this crooked tree.  They are only six inches wide and about 19 inches long so they are fun and didn't take much time to fuse and applique.  Each of them has some buttons to be added and there is a little embroidery to do on Sven's stocking cap.  Will finish putting them together and do a little quilting and who knows what I will do with them.  I am sure there are members in my family that would not mind having them. 
I found the pdf for this on the web and I am putting it together.  It needs some stars and a kitty in the windows and some snowflakes falling around the house.  Will also put a narrow sashing and a border around it and then quilt it.  I have the two table runners ready to quilt, also, and I know there are two couples that would like to have stockings.  I have figured out a pattern for the stockings and will start on those soon. 

And I had a lovely surprise today.  The phone rang - and I heard this young lady say, "Grandma, this is Hannah!"   How wonderful to hear her voice  -  she sounded just like she was calling from Washington Street!  The box I had mailed weeks ago and one her sister, Molly, had sent her, had finally arrived.   Sherry had e-mailed me a little earlier that they had arrived.  She could not talk long but it was amazing to be speaking with her from clear across the world.  She sounds happy and bubbly just like always.  We will talk on Thanksgiving, too.  What a bright, bright spot in the day!  (Click to enlarge)


Leslie said...

Oh how wonderful that you heard from Hannah. I love your wall hangings and I also went to a shop this weekend. On our way to visit our oldest son I went to Miles of Stitches. THey had a holiday open house and I pulled a stocking that got me 25% off my purchase of 3 Ginny Beyer fabrics. Lucky me!! I went Thanksgiving food shopping today, boy is that a lot of work. I don't think that your family will miss all of that work this year.

Paula said...

OMG, Sven the snowman is so adorable, just love him.

You should enter this into my sewing challenge blog here at, Paula's Sewing Challenges, and you could win a little something, something.

Hope to see you there soon.

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Darling projects and how much fun to have a new quilt shop!!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Hugs, Carolyn

Miss Sews-it-all said...

Fun projects, I love the crooked tree!

Have you visited yet? There are great quilting and sewing links - from free projects and patterns to organizations that need help from stitchers to help others. I think you would love it!

Jewels said...

Carol you must have been in 7th heaven when you heard Hannah's voice - how wonderful and sweet. Love the crooked tree - I still have not checked out the new shop yet (one of these days). Have a good T Day my friend and see you soon. J

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

You are working on some adorable items!

Karen said...

Three fun projects Carol! LOVE the tree and how nice that Hannah called.