Tuesday, January 8, 2013


It’s so nice to have everything back to normal.  Christmas isn’t my favourite time of year – I find it a very sad time so I’m glad it’s over.  I haven’t quite figured out why I buy so many Christmas projects, when I don’t like Christmas, but for some reason I’m always drawn to them.

These little guys were finished before Christmas but I had to wait until Sandra got them before I could show them to you.



The pattern is called Penguins on Parade by Whistlepig Designs. 

I also made this little jewelry holder for Sandra for Christmas.  We had a little tutorial on them at Retreat, but I modified mine somewhat and made it bigger. 

Jewelry Holder


I filled it with all kinds of things from Forever 21 – it’s all about quantity, not quality Smile

Jewelry Holder Inside

I did start my Poinsettias de Noel block of the month – last week!  At least it should be finished by next Christmas.  Here’s a picture of my progress.  These look really busy all together like this, but they are sashed and placed around an appliqued panel in the middle.


I’ve been using Triangulations for my triangles on these blocks and I’m really pleased with the results.  It’s a CD that let’s you print out whatever size half square or quarter square triangle you need and you only need to print out the sizes you need and the quantities of each.  If you are thinking that they are like Thangles, they are MUCH better and faster and you have whatever size you need at hand without having to buy a package.

I just noticed when I went to look for the link for you, that she now has flying geese available.  I’ll have to order that!  These blocks have gone together like a charm and a couple of them have 64 pieces.  I’ve tried so many different methods for HSTs – I have every ruler ever manufactured, but this method is by far my favourite.  It might take a little longer, but it’s worth it to me to get the accuracy.

I’ll leave you with this saying that I saw on Pinterest the other day.  Truer words have never been spoken.

No kidding!

1 comment:

Rian said...

I don't love Christmas either. I don't HATE it, it's not sad, it's just that it's a lot of work. I don't find joy in putting up the tree (and undoing everything is a PITA), although I enjoy looking at it. I like having my family around the table but I have gotten tired of cooking for them and cleaning the oven after they've gone home. And undoing all the beds and remaking them. It's hard work! And then there's the chaos. It's not for me. Give me peace and quiet or give me brandy.