Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Some Sewing, Knitting and Decorating

I feel like since I got back from our retreat up in Shipshewana, I've hit the ground running.....and I haven't stopped.   I've done some Christmas decorating.  I sort of do that all month just taking my time and enjoying all of the decorations.  I really enjoy all of the homemade things:  the Christmas quilts, crocheted tree skirts and afghans are some of my favorite things.  

I have the stockings hung and another small tree by the fireplace.  Do you remember bubble lights?  The ones in this photo have been around for a lot of years.  You can see Tiki on his purr pad.  He is waiting for someone to give him some fresh snack in his china bowl on the mug rug in front of the fireplace.  I still have to finish quilting his Christmas quilt for in front of the fireplace.  

On Saturday my daughter and I went downtown to Mass Ave Knits for a Christmas make and take.  I made this tiny scarf in a glass ornament.  

This afternoon I finished the gold four patches so I'm caught up with the Bonnie Hunter Aletaire mystery quilt for 2015.

I also finished the last of the nine patches for the Yes Kevin, I Can Do Scrappy mystery quilt done by Ann at Attic Threads & Quilts blog.

This is the tree in my sewing room.  Tiki's box is at the left, and he likes to sit on the stool at the right while I sew.  

I know it's a busy time for everyone, but I hope you take some time out for yourself to do a little stitching or something else you enjoy.  Tomorrow I'm going to sew and have lunch with friends.  I hope to finish the friendship stars so that I can put the Yes Kevin, I Can Do Scrappy mystery quilt top together.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit.  


  1. That little knitting ornament is so cute!
    Lovely trees, LuAnn!

  2. It's looking very festive at your house!! Love the little knitting ornament. Did you knit on toothpicks?

  3. your decorations are lovely - especially your trees. cute knitting ornament.
    2 mysteries, how fun!

  4. Such beautiful quilts, Christmas trees and decorations!
    Looks like you are making great progress on your mystery quilt.

    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

  5. It's always fun to see how everyone decorates for Christmas. Your new ornament is very cute with its tiny knitted scarf. Some people are so clever. Have a very Merry Christmass.

  6. Your decorations are lovely and look very homey. Have a blessed Christmas. Gretchen

  7. LOVE that you did Look, Kevin in Christmas fabrics. That's a GREAT idea!! I wanted to do that Mystery, but haven't started it. Now, I need to dig through my Holiday fabric and get started... AFTER the new year!!! :o))

  8. Your tree with the quilts on the ladder looks perfect. You have been going great with all your sewing, with Tikki supervising! I am hoping to squeeze some sewing in over the weekend, we need it to recharge.

  9. A great way to display the Xmas quilts too!
    Love the knitting bauble, elvish knitting laid to one side whilst they help Santa lol
    Merry Christmas and Peace to you and yours :)

  10. WOW! I never thought of doing my Mystery Quilt in Christmas fabrics! I'm so glad you are enjoying "Look Kevin, I Can Do Scrappy". Please send me a picture of your finished quilt, I can't wait to see it!

  11. Hallo LuAnn,
    I've sent my last email just once more. Please let me know if it arrived.
    Have a nice day

  12. Happy new year, enjoyed seeing all your lovely decorations.


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