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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Christmas is coming

The days fly by so quickly.  We are lucky enough in Arizona to have had record breaking high temperatures.  When we watch the news of weather everywhere else, I almost feel bad for everyone having to endure either floods, snow or below freezing temperatures. 

I have been trying to sew a little each day and have a few finished projects.

These are two Christmas placemats that I  made for a gift exchange.  Our "street" had a party and we played the game where you take a gift or steal from someone else - lots of fun and my placemats got 'stolen' once because a lady really wanted them! A quick and easy project but meant a visit to the quilt shop to get some suitable fabrics! 

Tulip Bells Table Runner - UFO finished!
This project was a ufo from approximately 8 years ago.  It was in various stages as it was a class sample at the Otter Co-op when they still carried fabrics and allowed us to teach classes there.  I think it will look great on my dining room table in our new house. 

I have our mobile home (park model) all decorated for Christmas.  The Patchabilities that I have made over the years fit perfectly on the small wall spaces that I have available for wall hangings. Through the window, you can see the great Christmas tree we got for free!  And across the street is an orange tree.  I tried one yesterday and they are NOT sweet yet!  My mouth did a major pucker!!

My Arizona Totebag
I made a trip to a local quilt shop with a friend to get some black batting for a wall hanging I am working on and found these charm squares.  Perfect size bag for taking show and tell to the quilt meetings! I thought the colours looked perfect for the hot, winter weather we are having. 

Off to write myself a list of the projects I want to work on and try to complete in the next couple of weeks.  Am hoping it cools off a little here so that I will be motivated to do some Christmas baking!


  1. Your home looks lovely, Carolyn.
    Merry Christmas to you. It's the guild christmas lunch today. Had to miss it, though, as it was school christmas program today, too.
    Wanted to tell you that I just discovered/found tangled threads for the first time. It's gorgeous and welcoming. I can hardly wait to go back. I saw all the patchabilities there, too. I think I'm going to make them, too.
    Have a wonderful Christmas.

  2. I really like that bag, the colours will blind some of us between mountains and sea, we are used to green, any green, all green! haha... Will be watching for it and you come spring! Have a Happy Christmas, Carolyn...

  3. Thanks for your comments, Darc and Susan. I am so happy you finally found Tangled Threads Darc. And, with the dollar being so close to par and their great prices on most things, it is a very affordable and fun place to shop. I love Patchabilities (as you have probably guessed over the years)because they are quick, easy as well as fun and done!
    Merry Christmas to all. Ours will be simple but with a new house to occupy three days later, I am sure I will be doing plenty of shopping to get all the essentials. Plus will have space to organize all my quilting supplies that I brought here over the last three years.