Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christmas is almost here

I just had to post about this lovely wreath that Holly (from A Fish in the Water) made me for Christmas. A fantastic smelling greenery wreath with her awesome handknit stockings and some sparkly bling baubles. It lives above my mantleplace and makes me so happy. Thanks, Holly!

It's been quiet around here lately and I am entering the Christmas home stretch feeling like things are under control. Packing frenzy for the move to our new house in mid-January has begun, and with that, my sewing room is mostly packed up. Maybe I can share pics of the new space as we get settled...I'm thinking there won't be too much making going on!

From both Sara and I, thanks for reading, and all our best wishes for a peaceful Christmas and a fantastic 2011.

- Donna

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Solids + Polka dots = dreamy

A sweet little baby girl was born last Sunday, a few weeks early. I had begun her quilt many months ago and thankfully had it done just in time to gift.

I knew as soon as I saw the Fat Quarterly Quilt Along posted back in August that it was a perfect way to use the Kona Rainbow Roll I had picked up ages ago. I stocked up on some great polka dots at our local Fabricland and away I went. I have learned several lessons over the years I've now been sewing. Squaring off? Muy importante. It's not perfect (Gah! How did two yellow polka dotted middles get beside one another??) and there are some wonky lines, but it's bright, colourful, and soft. It was nice to do some free motion quilting again, and I think I love scrappy bindings! This was my first, but I don't think it will be my last.

- Donna