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Location: Maine, United States

I am a 40 something year old mother of 2. I have always been interested in crafts since my sister and I spent summer weeks with my Grandmother, who was a very crafty lady, while my mother was in college. I mostly quilt since I seem to have an obsession with owning large quantities of fabric, but at one point or another think I have tried almost every craft out there.

Monday, December 07, 2009


I am horribly behind. I have been thinking about all the things I need to blog about, but never actually setting fingers to keyboard. Since DH left I have been having a terrible time finding my motivation. It's very lonely. :-(
Lets start with my quilt. I was going to wait until I got it bound before I posted, but who knows when I will get around to that! I got my quilt back from the longarm quilter and I am very happy with the results. I have had this top hanging around for a couple of years waiting to have the time or the money to get it quilted. She was offering a sale so I jumped on it. Now I wonder how long it is going to take me to get this bound.
Next we will move on to my Advent Swap. This was a great idea. My friend April and I have decided we are going to do one for each other next Christmas. That is going to be so fun because buying things for April is like buying things for myself. ;) My partner this year is Jenny from New Zealand and opening my daily gift has become part of my morning routine. Here is my haul so far. I hope Jenny is enjoying what I sent her as much as I am enjoying what she sent.
My SSCS has arrived as well. My Santa this year is Christine. I've been reading her blog for quite some time and admire her beautiful work. She made me the cutest little bird ornament. I don't feel it is just for Christmas at all. I'm keeping it out all year round. I am excited about opening my gift, but my Advent gifts are helping to reduce the temptation to cheat and open early.


Blogger Kathie said...

love the quilting on that quilt, oh you need to bind it so you can use it this winter.
its so pretty
Wow I love that bird and yes I would keep it out all year round too!
I love things like that but never make them for myself
why is that?

3:52 AM  
Blogger suz said...

I understand what you are saying about motivation. When my son was small and would go visit his dad I would have tons of plans but would spend the weekend walking around the house trying to get something done ... in the end, nothing got accomplished.

Love the colors in your quilt - it looks very cozy.

1:56 PM  
Blogger Gail said...

Love the colors in that quilt, finish it so you can enjoy it. I understand the motivation thing, I've just found a little after several months of dry spell...good luck getting yours back.

3:38 PM  
Blogger Chookyblue...... said...

keep that SSCS gift away out of site til Christmas ornament.........

8:08 PM  
Blogger Libby said...

You'll find the stride of your new routine before you know it . . . . in the mean time just keep enjoying your fun gifts *s*

9:31 AM  

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