Monday, October 17, 2016

Simple Christmas Tidings

I know, I know, I know...... Christmas stuff already???!!!! Yep, and so it begins. I bet there are a few people surprised that I am going to sew something that doesn't have to do with Halloween. Ha---in a way, me too! Don't get me wrong-I do love Christmas. I love the reason for the season. I just do not like all of the commercialism. Christmas is a joyful time and also a difficult time for me. Christmas is all about family. Unfortunately for me, my parents have dropped their earthly cloaks and have gone back to Creator. My children are all scattered around the USA and it is difficult for them to come home with their work schedules. So....... I never really feel like decorating or doing much because it just is not the same without family. But---this cute book caught my eye one day when I was at Creekside Quilting. I just had to buy it. It not only has wonderful quilty items in it to make, but it also has delicious recipes in it. I could not resist. I also love the fabric line that is show cased in the book. Wonderful-simply wonderful!!!!!  All of my warm fall/winter colors. I don't care to much for bright colored fabric, so these were perfect for me. As luck would have it, I am told that there will be a class on one of the projects in this book. It will be on the "Twinkle Trees Table Topper". I know that I can make this on my own, but sitting with other like minded people with machines humming all around me, does sound very inviting. Why not I ask myself?! I was with a friend of mine that day, we both decided to sign up. So glad that we did. Because of the distance, I had Creekside mail me the kit. They are really sweet about doing that. I spent a good couple of hours ironing, and cutting all the fabric up per the directions. It was not difficult-just time consuming. I have the stripology ruler from Creative Grids. It was such a help. I would recommend this ruler to anyone. Yes- I do have the Accuquilt cutter system. They do not currently have a 1 1/2 square inch die cut, that is why I love my stripology ruler. Now I am already for my class this Saturday. I am excited and looking forward to making this project. It will make me smile when I see it all completed and on my dining room table. It will be a bright spot for a not to happy time for me. Quilting does help heal the heart.
All of the cut pieces and left overs

The so delicious book!