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December 2008 Blog Posts (173)

So glad to have this site!

I'm so looking forward to seeing everyone's work & sharing my own! We are snowed in & I plan on working on a pile of UFOs while I'm stuck in the house! We have so much snow the cattle guards are full of snow & the calves are walking right over them & escaping into the hay yard! This is my first completed UFO as of… Continue

Added by Chef_Beth on December 29, 2008 at 10:47pm — 6 Comments

New Year

I am looking forward to a new year with a fresh start on finishing in-progress projects and starting new ones. I have joined Karens UFO group and I think this will help me to get organized and keep on track. One project I recently finished was the ruffled onesie for Melissa's baby shower (I work better with deadlines). It was alot of fun to do and very… Continue

Added by Sharla on December 29, 2008 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

Snowed in and sewing

Like much of the country, we've been snowed in here in the NW. I live in Portland, OR (work in Vancouver, WA) and we are not used to this kind of weather! Our schools close when there is an inch of snow on the ground and we had over 14" the week of Christmas! We've had 2 weeks of roller coaster weather with ice, wind storms, freezing rain and lots of snow. While it did make last minute holiday gift and grocery shopping tricky, the plus was having some extra unplanned sewing time.

I… Continue

Added by Connecting Threads on December 28, 2008 at 4:12pm — 8 Comments

Just Joining in

I have just joined the group through invitation from Christina. Still doing some work on my home page like getting a picture of me. I am really looking forward to the different ideas and discussions from everyone. We are winding down from Christmas and hope you all had a good one. Working at our little local retail store during Christmas is an all consuming thing. Seems I have had no time for anything but now with Christmas behind us, I can zoom in to… Continue

Added by Janet Alberts on December 27, 2008 at 1:32pm — 3 Comments

Inspired by the Snow

Wahoo! It is finally snowy and icy enough that I am stuck in the house. I decided to quilt my Accidental Landscape wall hanging. I love the book so much I did an audio review on it. I took a class from Karen Eckmeier when I was at the Long Beach Quilt Festival in July. They… Continue

Added by Judy/WA on December 24, 2008 at 10:30am — 7 Comments

Cup Cozies

This year for our secret Santa in the office I drew Judy's name. Around that same time she asked me if I wanted to sew the photography sample of the Cup Cozy Kit, joking that when I was done I could give them to her. She had no idea that I had her name! I ended up giving her the heart cozy and kept the other for myself.

T… Continue

Added by Laraine/WA on December 19, 2008 at 1:00pm — 5 Comments

A Small Finished Project

It's Friday and I still am not stuck at home because of bad weather, maybe this weekend. We all embellished onsies for Melissa's baby shower. I made butterfly wings on mine from the book Baby Love.I used a scrap piece of fabric from the new Riviera fabric collection. It was really fun and easy to do. By the way, Melissa and Katie are hosting a… Continue

Added by Judy/WA on December 19, 2008 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Yo-Yo's Anyone?

I have been quilting for 12 years now and believe it or not I just made my first Yo-Yo project for our catalog (remind you this was not a choice of my own). The project consisted of 49 - 3/4" finished yo-yo's and measured 5-1/4" square when completed. Wow, that is truly a miniature! When I finished I said I would never make another one but let me remind you, never say "never"! You can order this project on our… Continue

Added by Debbie on December 18, 2008 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Let the Fun Begin!

I am so excited! I have never taken part in anything like this before. I am definitely a beginner at blogging. I am much better at quilting! (I never thought I would ever say that.) I am hoping we get a lot of snow today so I will be stuck safely at home with power. Then I won't have any distractions and will be FORCED to work on my many unfinished projects that get ignored this time of year. Let's hope.

Added by Judy/WA on December 17, 2008 at 9:00am — No Comments

My first post

I'm going to set the tone right now for blogging. I've told all of our quilting staff that they need to try to keep their posts sort of quilting related, but I tend to not follow my own rules (bad Karen, bad!). Instead of quilting, I'll start off by welcoming you to my office, freshly decorated for Christmas.

I have so many decorations for my office that I keep them on a pallet at work instead of dragging them home every year. We are open the day after Thanksgiving and I always use… Continue

Added by Connecting Threads on December 16, 2008 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Happy Holidays! The best is yet to come

I'm so excited to share my tiny little piece of the quilting world with all of you. As the holiday season approaches, I look forward to a new year and new motivation to get my many unfinished projects done. Because heaven knows it's not going to happen before Christmas! And I'm hoping Karen's UFO group will help me with that. :) I also can't wait to get started on our new block of the month group. I'm hosting the first project, featuring Paula Stoddard's Southern Stars pattern, sewn in our very… Continue

Added by Kristin on December 15, 2008 at 9:00pm — 5 Comments

Christmas Around the World


This doesn't have anything to do with quilting but it does have everything to do with Christmas Spirit so I hope you'll forgive the "off topic" post.

My youngest son is teaching English in Japan. He recently volunteered to play Santa at a kid's club in his area. He found white shoe polish worked to color his beard, eyebrows and sideburns. I think he makes a pretty convincing Santa. A few days after this picture was taken he went to a nighttime city event… Continue

Added by Laraine/WA on December 15, 2008 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Hi, My name is Teri and I'm a Quilter

Up until recently if people asked me if I quilted I'd always say yes but I'm just a beginner. The other day someone asked me if I quilted and I just said yes. I didn't realize it until later but that was the first time I didn't qualify it. Maybe it's because I've given a few of my quilts away as gifts now or even that I made a quilt and a friends asked if it was easy and I said yes - but I wouldn't do it as a beginner. Whatever it was something happened and I became a full fledged quilter in my… Continue

Added by Teri on December 10, 2008 at 12:16pm — No Comments

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