Monday, December 12, 2011

Just in Time!

My Tis the Season is on the wall!!! I whizzed through the stitcheries in plenty of time but as always I got bogged down with the finishing. My hand quilting is sooooo slow, I’m trying to perfect my big stitch quilting but I feel it’s too small, whereas my normal quilting is too big, lol, & my machine quilting is awful!!!!! But it’s up, & it looks good, so I’m happy with it.

finished!finished with tree

It’s hanging beside the Christmas tree so I couldn’t get a better shot & once it was up I just couldn’t be arsed taking it down again for a photo. Smile finished close

Now you can see why I had the silver ribbon above & below each block, they’re presents & I’ve now added the bows!

I’m hoping the sun will come out tomorrow so I can takes pics of all the decorating I’ve been doing the past 4 days? 5 days, I’ve lost count. I usually knock it over in a day or 2 but I’m just not in the zone so it’s been a bit of a struggle.

I know others are struggling with all the demands of Xmas, it’s just a huge amount of work every year & if you’re not geared it can be a bit of a nightmare.

Well at least the house is done. I’ve written my Xmas letter, I just need to write the cards to put it in. I asked ds Rowan to read it for me to see if it sounded ok. He said, ‘Mum it’s crap, we’re the most boring people, we don’t do anything.’ I said, ‘Yes but everyone who reads it will feel better about their exciting lives & that’s the gift, lol!!!!!’

4 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

your quilt is beautiful.........I love the prezzies........very effective.........have a wonderful christmas and enjoy looking at your quilt.........so glad you go it finished for this christmas.............

Polly Dolly said...

That made me smile the comment from your Son, and then your angle on it, brilliant. Thanks for the lovely comments on my blog, you all help so much xx

Bev said...

Love your choice of colours. Also your quilt is lovely, good job. I am sitting here in Vancouver, wrapping presents and it is a bit much but it makes for a fun Christmas. Keep up the good work. Love your take on your Christmas letter. Also enjoy your take on some very good books. In the new year put your feet up,have a cup of tea and carpe diem. Merry Christmas

Planet Penny said...

Your quilt is a real labour of love, a family heirloom. Hope you have a lovely Christmas with the family, and your gorgeous little black dog! Penny xxx