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December 2015 Blog Posts (41)

Happy New Year

Wow, this year seems to have just flown by.  I know as we age it seems that way every year, but for some reason this one really seems to have flown by.  There have been some challenges to deal with this year, but not as much as we have had to in the past so all is good.  As a lot of you know, I started working a seasonal job in the coat check room at our small local casino.  The winter has been so mild that it has not worked out quite like I had hoped it would as there were several days when…


Added by Janet/MO on December 31, 2015 at 8:03am — 9 Comments

Saying goodbye to 2015...

Looking back on this past year, it was a good year. Nothing earthshaking one way or another! Which is always a good year. I do want to make this one a little more exciting...I will be starting out 10 lbs lighter!!! I actually made it through the holidays without gaining! I will be going to Orlando in Feb. to get new prosthetics made. It has been 7 years since I had the last ones completely remade. It is a 10 day process. They start by casting you and go from there. I have a computer in the…


Added by Pam/NY on December 31, 2015 at 6:55am — 10 Comments

Nasty day here in the East.

Thought I would take a break from sewing and say an Early Happy New Year.  It started snowing early this morning so I have been hunkered down to the sewing room all day.  Making tab curtains for my bedroom.  I don't like the color of the ones I have in there now.  I have the fabric to make my kitchen curtains and living room drapes so hope to get them done soon.  I haven't really had any time to get them made since I moved in.  My sewing room is all set up except for two shelves that need to…


Added by Irene Gallway on December 29, 2015 at 11:43am — 12 Comments

High Fiber—Want More Snow? Nah!

The Dolly Does Dinner outfit for Dolly is coming along. Here it is, dress knitting done:…


Added by Peggy Stuart on December 28, 2015 at 8:30am — 14 Comments

Happy New Year!

Hello all, 

I'm getting my New Year's greeting in early (and Christmas greeting late), just to let you  know that I may be AWOL for a time.  

My 82 year old dad has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and I'll be helping Mom with his care.  (They live here on the ranch.)  So far he is still able to ride and do what he wants to do.   He is losing weight and strength, but has a great attitude.  He and Mom just marked their 59th wedding anniversary in October.   …


Added by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on December 28, 2015 at 6:58am — 12 Comments

A little late

I'm a little late with Merry Christmas blessings to all of you.  Hope your celebrations were wonderful!  Ours were.  Since Christmas Day we have had 8 inches of snow.  Beautiful trees all covered with snow.  Lots of shoveling!!!  Our best news of late is that my youngest sis and her DH from Kentucky have moved back "home" after being gone for 30 years.  What a blessing for us 4 other sisters.  She now lives about 4 miles from me.  She is so happy to be back "home".

Happy New Year to…


Added by June Johnson/Wi on December 27, 2015 at 7:00pm — 4 Comments

Post Christmas bloat

I hope everyone had a great Christmas! I keep checking to see if anyone received any new quilty things but I'm sure everyone is busy with family and friends. We had a beautiful Christmas at my moms. I ate way to much, brought home way to many leftovers, and bags and bags of her homemade cookies. Even with all this rain we are getting, I have no worries, I'm so bloated I will most certainly float! 

I hope this finds everyone happy and well!

Added by Roxann on December 27, 2015 at 3:18pm — 6 Comments

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Wonderful news on the new baby in the family. 

I recently moved back to the Front Range, Colorado Springs, Colorado.  It has been very cold here! I can see Pikes Peak from my back yard. I am now working on a simple 9 patch black/white and then a red/white 9 patch quilt. I experimented with different shapes for the quilt ... but I went back to the simple 9 patch (5" square blocks) as it kept the emphasis on the cloth patterns.


Added by Doralee Ferona on December 27, 2015 at 1:40pm — 3 Comments

Merry Christmas

I want to wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas from the bottom of my sewing heart. Nice 80* here, it broke the record. Lots of flooding too. We have a" nice lake" the real creek bed is over 100 feet away. I am going to avoid the mud and stay indoors and sew while I eat some more yummy foods.

Added by LKC on December 25, 2015 at 1:02pm — 5 Comments

Happy Holidays

I want to wish all of my QWU friends a very Merry Christmas, happy holidays and prosperous 2016.  I look forward to seeing pics of new projects completed by some of you as well as looking forward to getting more of my own completed next year. 

Added by Janet/MO on December 25, 2015 at 8:33am — 2 Comments

Merry Christmas Everyone. I hope your enjoying family and friends.

I finished a couple of UFO's to give as gifts so here they are.…


Added by Irene Gallway on December 25, 2015 at 6:59am — 11 Comments

More Quilt of valor projects

A couple more Quilt of Valor…


Added by Billie Blakeney on December 24, 2015 at 6:43am — 4 Comments

Christmas greetings

May the Christmas Season bring you peace, joy and happiness in the new year!

Meet "Kokapelli" or "Koka" for short. Our new addition to our family. She came to us via an internet search for shelties which led us to…


Added by Billie Blakeney on December 24, 2015 at 6:22am — 10 Comments

What happened to Winter?

December 23, 2015.

I go outside to fill the bird feeders.  I turn around, and this is what I see:

The Forsythia is in bloom.

As quilters know, yellow is a real eye catcher, so I could not miss these tiny…


Added by Cat Lady--MO on December 23, 2015 at 11:31am — 8 Comments

Baby Quilt

A friend of mine is expecting a baby in the New Year.  They will be having a boy, so I decided on sea colors and a brick pattern.  It only measures 30X40" so I will add a 2" border all around.  The backing will be soft flannel and will be machine quilted. …


Added by Sandra Paananen on December 22, 2015 at 10:06am — 6 Comments

Definitely a white Christmas here this year.

Added by B J Elder/WA on December 21, 2015 at 3:31pm — 15 Comments

High Fiber—Peace to All

Peace on Earth. I ask for this from Santa every year. It doesn’t hurt to try.

This photo was taken from moon orbit by crew of Apollo 8, Christmas Eve, 1968. I was a young mother at the time, and I remember it well. This is worth a read/listen.



Added by Peggy Stuart on December 21, 2015 at 8:30am — 14 Comments

From our home to yours....

We wish all of you a very Merry Christmas! Travel safely and take time to enjoy the wonders of this time of year!

Added by Pam/NY on December 21, 2015 at 4:52am — 9 Comments


My husband has a birthday on the 23rd, and I have been scrambling to get this quilt done for him.  I think it will be a hit.  Badger men's basketball plays on the 23rd, so he can give it a test run.  Won't be quite the same though without Bo Ryan at the helm.  Now I'd best finish up a few little Christmas gifts.

Merry Christmas to all of you!  Hope you cherish every minute of time you get with family and friends.…


Added by Barb/WI on December 20, 2015 at 5:41pm — 7 Comments


wishing everyone the blessings of this beautiful season 

and all good things in the year to come.




Added by Shannon, ON on December 20, 2015 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

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