Thursday, November 20, 2008

Time For Another Post

Well, it has been almost a week since my last post so I figured it was about time for another one. Not alot going on here on the quilty side. I have been working a little on and off on handquilting this quilt. Just mostly while watching tv in the evenings with the family. I take these spells sometimes...sometimes I will sew constantly and other times not at all.

Also, I have been working on a few yo-yo's for our Christmas project that we are doing in Quilt Guild. We are making a yo-yo ornament. Our party is December 8th and it should be lots of fun, I will have to take my camera.

I have been thinking alot today about several quilting projects that I have going on. I have several that I would like to finish up before the end of the year. With the holidays coming up I will not get to sew as much, but I hope to work on these...

~ Sew all of the Love Letter blocks together
~ Sew binding on my Carpenter's Star quilt
~ Sew binding on Green Yellow Brick Road
~ Work on handquilting Scrappy Triple Irish Chain
~ Finish Diagonal Nine Patch blocks

and also work on these quilts along the way, but there is no way they will be finished for a while, I guess you could say they are my long term projects...

~ Summer Pond Applique
~ Civil War Diary Quilt
~ Nearly Insane blocks

And between all of this...Thanksgiving Dinner and Christmas Shopping!!! :) Mom has to work through Thanksgiving so dinner will be made by me and my sister! And we will have dinner here at my house! Thank goodness that Chantal is a good cook so she will be lots of help. Mom had to work last Christmas so we didn't get to see her until January but this year she is off through Christmas! So it will be nice to have the family all home. And of course we will have our new addition this year, my brothers new baby, Gabe. He is around 3 weeks old!!


ELIN - "The quilt maiden" said...

Wonderful quilt you have made here. Is it the double Irish chain? When is Thanksgiving? OMG, you Americans may think I'm crazy for not knowing...sorry!

Amelia said...

You are right---Thanksgiving is here...and Christmas is just 35 days away...where does the time go?

Have a great weekend!

Lurline's Place said...

Hand-quilting is so therapeutic, Kristie! Good to see you relaxing for a change - enjoy it - lots of cooking ahead, I guess!
Hugs - Lurline!

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Hi Kristie,
You've been busy.... Enjoy the Holiday's and all the family get togethers.

Michelle said...

Wow Kristie, that was quite a length of time between posts, for you. Glad to hear all is well. Your quilt top looks great.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, and I am so glad you will be enjoying your mom's company for Christmas this year.

KyQuiltlady said...

I know you are working hard on all those yo yo's for us. We appreciate you! You sure have a long list to finish. You are going to win for sure. I didn't even make a list. I been quilting for other people, but I dearly love doing it.

Gina said...

Glad you posted I was about to email you to see if anything was wrong.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Carla said...

I was getting worried about you, too! Nice to know that all is well. That New Year will be here befire we know. Good luck accomplishing your goals.

QuiltedSimple said...

Glad you're okay - was starting to worry. Wonderful quilt - love the colors. Your list looks like mine! Just when I'm in the mood to really sew, holiday stuff takes priority:)
Take care,

Marilyn R said...

Your quilt is beautiful! Don't you wish we had all the time we wanted to quilt, spend time with our families and for the day to day stuff we just have to do? Since that will never happen we just have to enjoy doing what we can and when we can!

em's scrapbag said...

I love your scrappy Irish Chain. It is going to be such a treasure when you have it all hand quilted. Wow! I'm impressed.

Guðrún said...

It will be great to see your Love letter blocks together.

Cindy said...

So happy for you! Sounds like both your Thanksgiving and Christmas will be filled with family joy!!! That is sooooo awesome. I just love that quilt you are hand quilting the colors are so perfect! Have a great night :)

countrychicken said...

Love that quilt. All that hand quilting will be worth it.

Have fun cooking for Thanksgiving. I'm telling myself not to make so much food this year, but once I get going I over cook.

Julia said...

Hi Kristie,
it's that time of the year again, when there's so much to do getting ready for family and the festive season...
I'm having trouble keeping up with the blogs.
Your quilting is gorgeous and I can't wait to see your Love letter blocks together.
Hugs julia

Norma said...

You aren't sewing but planning a lot! It is so fun to see your progress.

When I give my Thanksgiving thanks, you will be on the list! Have a great day with your family. Love on that baby for me!