Sunday, December 11, 2011

Recent projects

For several days last week I actually made stuff!  And thought I was going to be starting a new trend of finishing a project a night.  And then the sickness hit…

Tree pillow

A long-overdue wedding gift.  Which is my wont.  Inspired by Jessica of Insanely Crafty/Created Blissfully and her Family Tree.

Drawstring Bag

And a drawstring bag.  Just because.  The tulip fabric is from Holland when we went to the tulip festival.  The fabric store there had every tulip fabric ever printed, I think.  Anyway, I convinced my mom to get this for me.  The ties are leftover binding from these reindeer quilts, and the green is fro my scrap bag.  I think I initially bought it intending to make some sort of landscape quilt of Weeks footbridge.  That didn’t pan out so well.  The pattern is a modification of this tutorial from In Color Order, I just moved the outer contrast from top to bottom because I thought having the tulips grow out of the green was more appropriate!

Off to minister to the sick.  Here’s my inspiration.  Just need to get some trays.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Happy St. Nicholas Day!


The stockings were hung

This is my first year doing stockings on St. Nicholas Day.  Well, it’s my first day celebrating St. Nicholas Day at all, as far as I can remember.  We’ll be out of town for Christmas, so this seemed like a great alternative (this, and traditional presents on the feast of Epiphany—way to spread the joy as long as possible, right?).  Plus, we have this great book by a relative of a friend of my sister.  Well, we have the book, but that doesn’t mean the little one wanted to sit still to actually hear it.  So, I educated myself, and counted it good.

What is it?

May your Advent season be filled with anticipation,


and joy,


and a feeling of generosity.