Monday, December 23, 2013

Design Wall Monday 12-23-2013

I'm now officially in the Christmas rush.  Yes, I've got too much to do and too little time to do it.  Somethings are going to sink by the wayside instead of being done.  I suspect it will be multiple cookies to share with the family.  They probably won't miss them. Are you going to take time to visit Patchwork Times to view design walls across the internet?  I'm going to try to when I need a break from the work. 

Nothing to share on the design wall but several projects either done or well in progress. These pillowcases were finished.  I should have made pillow shams but I really don't like to make them.  These were fast and easy.  Hum, I may need to do different ones for next Christmas -- ones with more of a gold and white look to them.  these could go to one of the other beds.  But, they are done! 

Next up one of my many little projects in process. 

Finally, I saw this beautiful cardinal in the cherry tree yesterday.  He preened quite a bit and let me take lots of pictures of him.  The bird feeder/coffee cup and saucer was made at Jennie's house in November.  It works quite well for bird seed.  With this crazy warm weather we are having the cherry tree is blooming, again.  I doubt we'll have many blooms by the time it is spring.

I did amazingly well on my goals this week.  Hum, maybe having a little time pressure would be helpful in the future! 

Week of December 16, 2013
Keep working on placemats (4 to go)√ all done!
Make 2 pillow cases for Christmas Quilt√ done
Keep on the knitting projects
Work on secret project
Christmas Shopping, wrapping, etc.√ still need to wrap a few more
Figure out embroidery designs for little t shirts√ one left to do
Write and send Christmas Cards√ 2/3rds sent, need more cards, bummer! 

Week of December 23, 2013
Clean house
Make whatever food can be done in advance
Finish T Shirts
Finish secret project
Do final prep for anything needing to be done by Christmas
Sing Christmas Eve service
Enjoy time with all the kids here!
Visit Ginter Gardens
Make borders for red, white and blue X block quilt
Sew backing for X block quilt

It's a long to do list but I'm counting on getting most everything done on it.  I really want to get one more of my quilts done before the end of the year.  Yea,  you know it is because I want to finish the year using more fabric than purchasing.  We'll see whether it is the X block quilt or the shaded 9 patch.  They are both awaiting borders and I have backing for both.  We'll see if I hit the studio after the family heads home on Saturday. 

A quick additional thought -- I have tried to use my search feature and have had absolutely no luck.  I plan on removing it and resetting it to see if I can get it to work.  I would be happy if someone else could give it a try and verify that it doesn't work. It won't be happening right away but soon. Thanks. 

Happy Quilting All!  And wishing all my readers who celebrate Christmas a most joyous time. 


  1. Hope you have some time to sit and stitch during the holiday season. Always so much to get done. Sweet little penguin.

  2. Love the pillowcases!

    The "search" worked for me, and I tried it several times with different topics.

  3. Merry Christmas to you and your family, Bonnie.


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