First of all, I want to say that this might be my last post on here using my MSN. Just got notice via my son that my new laptop has been shipped yesterday and will be here tomorrow the 12th. Now this blog may not be published till tomorrow either. Depends how soon that Kim gets the pictures in.
Here is the start of my Christmas decorating.
I went looking for a 3 foot tree for this spot with the lights on it. Went to Michael's; Nothing but pink or yellow. The rest all too big.
So stopped at Joann's which was on the way home and this was the best they had. It's nice and full and really doesn't look bad after I went to the pharmacy in Boonsboro for medicine and looked for a short string of lights which they had, but also up on top of one of the display cabinets was a line of these cute little trees with white lights. UGH why hadn't I looked around there this past week. I'm in there at least twice a week.
I got the colored lights and it really looks cute but will be better with a few tiny balls which I haven't brought up yet from the basement.
The next thing is I have most of my trees made. Need two green and one red for that 6th row up and down.
My version and it is looking better all the time. These are so much fun to sew. You don't have to be perfect about them. Only getting the tree tops to come out not cut off.. These have not all been squared up but there is plenty of room on all sides to make them the size you want.
I think I will put a single inner border and then use all the scraps left from cutting these out of fat quarters to make piano keys for the outer border. Might not have enough to go all around but will fill in with pieces of fabrics used in the blocks.
SO this is what I'm going to do. Kim said she would do this if I wanted to send the pattern back but NO. Why shouldn't I have a pattern give-away?
Yes, Starting with this post if you would like to make these trees like Kim and I have made, just leave me a comment saying you want it. On next Wed. the 17th of Dec. I will pick a name from all that want it and it will be sent out as soon as I get your address.
So check on Thurs. the 18th to see if I picked your name. I'd love to beat Kim in the number of comments she gets on her blog. I think she is getting a little big headed. LOL
Kim, you know I love you.
Now here also is some more of the old templates.
Seems like this one could be used a number of ways. In the corner is a McCalls pattern for making a all over quilted quilt. We call them now WOW or White on White. Great for showing off you hand quilting.
This is a closeup and the stamped pattern is inside with directions. I've done two of these. The first one I bought the pattern in an Amish community quilt shop in Ohio. I marked it all myself copying it on the sliding glass door. I love that quilt. All hand quilted.
Enough for this time and hopefully when the weather clears I can get some more pictures of the old Hotel. It looks terrific. Hoping to open in Mid February now. Keep coming back to see and don't forget about the giveaway.