Sunday, December 30, 2012

i'm still here!

wow - i never intended to take such a long break.  hope everyone had a fabulous holiday and that santa brought you everything on your wish list!  i've been enjoying having my husband home on vacation, sleeping late, and not doing a lot of anything.

this is the stocking that i made for a friend.  here's the story - she had a tree skirt and stockings that her grandma made for her, but gma passed away the year her youngest son was born.  so he doesn't have a stocking of his own.  i asked some friends (thanks Nikki!)for vintage scraps of fabric and was able to come up with a version.  i'm pretty proud of how much it looks like the original!  the construction was intriguing, the strips were pieced onto the lining, and i never did figure out how to do it exactly like the original.  so mine has stitching around the top of the cuff, where the other does not.  ah well.  

ok, so now on to the new stuff!  i have a brand new niece, born on Christmas day!  she is so stinking adorable.  baby j and momma are doing fine, and i think my little brother is a pretty proud new daddy.  and i need to get cracking on her quilt.

my older brother and his family were in town this week, and it was fun hanging out with them. we spent the night at my folks and played games and laughed a lot. also ate too much, i made knorr spinach artichoke dip that was awesome.  good thing i have my daughter to work out with, she keeps me on task.

there are two fun quilt projects starting up!  the #scrappytripalong has begun on IG and you can join the flickr group here.  i've made two blocks and have my strips set out for the third.  the tutorial is at quiltville.  they are fast and fun to make.

Pile O' Fabric

and you can sign up now for the skill builder BOM.  this quilt is amazing, i can't wait to learn how to make the different blocks!


Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

You did a fabulous job on the stocking!!

Denise said...

Tammy, I joined the BOM too. Look forward to seeing your posts on flickr!


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