Thursday, December 13, 2007

Early Delivery From One of Santa's Helpers

So the guild Christmas party was on Tuesday and now I can show you what I made for the gift exchange:

This pillow was really fun to make. It's a combination of a couple of really old prints and the new ones I bought recently. To make it even more fun I used rickrack to create jingle bell "tassels" for the four corners. I may even make one of these for our house!

My friend C~ brought over the gift I received in the exchange:

They're all things I'll use: The box of snowpeople notecards has two different designs in it (and they're very cute!), the notepad is magnetic and is the size I normally use for my shopping lists, and the little potholder is to protect fingers from hot dishes coming out of the microwave oven.

Apparently there was a big turnout for the party so it's probably a good thing I decided not to go. The hostess was the one who ended up with my pillow; that pleases me. I know she'll enjoy it. She has grandchildren who will have fun playing with it too!

C~ also loaned me her copy of the PBS video "The Art of Quilting." I may have to invest in a copy of my own! One of my favorite quilt artists of all time is the first quilter featured: Jane Burch Cochran. As she talked about her quilts and the way she works I felt like she and I could be kindred spirits. The segment about Laura Wasilowski and the Chicago School of Fusing is a hoot. I had no idea the CSoF was so well developed! They even have a school song and everything! When I first heard about this production I was a little afraid it would be all about all the artsy-phartsy art quilters whose work is impressive but not necessarily inspiring for me. Needless to say, I was pleasantly surprised.

One more note: I'm on's email list. They sent me a notice of their "Just Be-claus" sale. There are some totally cute flannels on sale for a little more than $3.00 a yard. There are other fabrics on sale as well (they carry a full range of fabric types and sewing notions). I have no affiliation with them, etc., just wanted to pass along the good news.

The Darling Granddaughters were over here yesterday afternoon. As delightful as they are, they wore me out! At least that's my excuse for not doing any of the things I'm supposed to be doing and I'm stickin' to it ;- )


  1. I love JBC too - I didn't know she had a website. boy, is it fabulous. thanks for the link.

  2. Laura Wasilowski did a presentation/trunk show at my guild last year. It was fantastic -- and she is a serious hoot in person. You should see her hand dyed fabrics too. Can we just say "yummy". I splurged and bought a yard of a delicious orange/pink/yellow. (and at those prices, it is a splurge!)

  3. thanks for the info! your pillow is adorable and love the other gifts too! my grandaughter was over too! I posted her pic on my blog...I just had should do would be fun to see them...

  4. Hi Sue, what a wonderful pillow you created! I love your orginality in using old and new fabrics together.
    Love the christmas fabric blocks you've been showing each time you post...what a neat idea!!
    And an adorable pic of your DGD...what a beauty she is *VBS*
    Wanted to let you know I got your gift of Ho Ho Ho published today and linked it back here. Big hugs, Finn
    P.S. I love it EVEN more in person!! Thank you sooo much!

  5. What a clever idea to have bells on the pillow corners! I really enjoy reading your blogs. Thanks for sharing websites, recipes and ideas!!
    Hugs, Carol


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