Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Christmas Catch-Up

The Wednesday Night Quilters had a festive holiday celebration last week. Here's a bunch of them, some are missing. One of them provided hats with their names on them!
Have you ever seen a brussels sprouts Christmas tree?
Barbara Finnerty made this big tree skirt for her sister Sue McKinley's daughter-in-law, Raina.
Each of the blocks around the outer edge is a page from "The Night Before Christmas!"
Carol Antis was almost done with this pictorial quilt.
And a good time was had by all!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

New Fabric!

Greenfield Hill fabric by Denyse Schmidt has arrived at the store!
Like all of her lines, I love it!
I can't wait to see what's going to be made out of it!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Merry Christmas!

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas! We are closed today because of the snow/rain/high wind thing going on outside. It's a good day to stay indoors and quilt! Tomorrow we'll be open.
I thought I'd show you a bunch of handmade ornaments I've accumulated over the years. The balsa wood sled pictured above was a Brownie project one year. I made a lot of the snowmen one time. This Santa is fun and easy to make.
The cross stitch snowflake is from the 70's. I did a lot of cross stitch back then. The candy canes were when my kids were preschool age. Really easy, just stacking beads on a pipe cleaner.
We made massive quantities of the skater girl bead and pipe cleaner ornament. We sold them at the Skating Club Christmas Show frequently.
My son Joel wore these sneakers as an infant. I have a picture of him wearing them. (Not handmade.)
Here's a painted balsa wood robot. Made by Joel.
Here's a festive lime green rocking horse I cross stitched in 1982. I still like lime green. The kids painted white satin ornaments with puffy paints one year.
My Grandma crocheted this stocking.
Keri made the pottery snowman in high school pottery class. I made the felt stocking in the 70's.
This ornament was given to me.
We still hang the paper ornaments made in school.
These are Keri's shoes from when she was little. A little dusty.
Hand knit mittens wore by Joel.
Another snowman and beaded candy cane.
Debbie Zeida made this one for me.
We made a ton of these skate ornaments during the skating years, too.
We also made the hockey skate version. I don't know how or why Odie with an Easter egg started to hang on the Christmas tree, but he's there every year.
These are just some of the ornaments we've made. It's fun to look at them every year, sometimes wondering what we were thinking!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Time to Make the Doughnuts!

Willie brought doughnuts to her class this week!
A lot of people politely decline the offer of a doughnut. Diets and all that.
They look over at the box and say no, but Willie encourages them to try one.
After someone ventures over and picks one, all is understood!
She has brought zero calorie fabric doughnuts that everyone can take and enjoy!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Snow! and Felted Friends

Linda Wilson made a whole herd of felted friends in Carol Ayotte's "Crazy Quilters" Class!
Look at them! I love the pig! And the polar bear!
Look at the kitty and the turtle!
The facial expressions are amazing!
Here's me outside the store on Monday. The forecast was for a dusting, about an inch. We had 8 to 12 inches, depending on where on the Cape you were.
Winter is here!!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


Shadow Everton was the guest of honor at a holiday luncheon at "Olive Garden", hosted by the Thursday morning "Studio Club" from Tumbleweed. The Thursday ladies had made a quilt from the book, "Women of Grace & Charm", which is a quilting tribute to the women who served in the military in World War II. They decided to give the quilt to a present day woman who has served in the military and Shadow was the lucky recipient! She was overwhelmed by their generosity! Shadow is actively serving in the National Guard and was in the Army when she was stationed overseas. She is a wife and mother with 17 years serving her country in the military! Thank you Shadow!!
It's almost Christmas! I finished the little tree skirt for this little tree.
I love my sewing guy Nutcracker. His spool hat, thimble shoulders and "skirt", button shield, and the needle he is holding are just great! He's keeping company with my elf, who has been around since I was a little girl.These are a couple of my favorite kitchen Santas, the Coke bottle Santa and the Cupcake Santa.

Friday, December 17, 2010


Vi Olsen showed off a bracelet made for her by Emily, Nora, and Wally. Very festive!
She also showed us these two coordinating purple quilt tops she's finishing up.
Plus she had this wallhanging to show! She is a busy lady! She calls this "The Primrose Path to The County Jail." There has to be a story behind this one!
Meanwhile, Pat Farrington was working on this applique quilt.
Marianne had 6 pairs of socks finished for Christmas presents and another pair almost finished!
Charlotte was working on a necklace.
Christmas is coming quick!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


Here's another corner in my sewing room.
We have a new shipment of Bali Pops at the store! Whoever picks the names for them must have been in a festive mood when they picked these. We have Mango Margarita, Zinfandel, Sangria, and Grasshopper!
Here is Blue Hawaiian, Pink Lemonade, Green Tea, and Spumoni.
My favorite it Mango Margarita. Bali Pops make good stocking stuffers!
A bolt of cell phone fabric arrived!
Also a bolt of video game fabric.
There's still time to make pillowcases! They make good stocking stuffers, too.