(1) being remembered by someone
(2) your lucky number
(3) decorating for Christmas
This year for some reason I decided I wanted to have lights outside my house... now mind you, in all the 38 years I've lived in my house, I've never decorated with lights on the outside! I've had Christmas trees and other decorations inside, a wreath on the door ... but never lights. A couple days ago I bought a 9-foot LED garland and wrapped it around the rail that goes part way across my front porch... when I looked at it yesterday morning it looked so pitiful! I said to myself, "I need to get two more of those and wrap them along the side rail..." After I got the two extra garlands I was thinking "Now, what I really need is some red bows along those garlands!" I could see the way this monster was going, so I had to shut it down right there, sheesh! I had already spent a lot for the three garlands... the rest will have to wait for an after-Christmas sale at the Dollar Tree. I'd rather buy fabric!
I bought a pair of Christmas slippers with non-slip soles from Target that feel like socks... wearing these makes it easy to drive the control without constantly removing my shoe, so it's a step in the right direction!
More Christmas quilt blocks! I made this cute little rocking horse block...
I was looking for something to use with this pretty background fabric, and the rocking horse seemed just the thing! Although it's pretty, it's also rather busy so I had to be choicy about what I put on it.
I pieced these three trees from strings and set them on a super-sized background of teeny-tiny stars. After combining the trees with the row of geese, I now have a single block that measures 22 x 23... I like big blocks because they can fill up a large amount of space!
My plan is to make a core measuring roughly 60x72 then add enough border blocks to make an 80 x 90 quilt.
I thought I'd show you my penguin and snowman after I outlined them; I used black thread, I wasn't about to use a different color for each part.
I think the black thread makes the characters stand out from that blue background.
Well today I finish the garlands and set the auto timer thingie; it should come on automatically around 5:00 every night (or whenever it gets dark enough) and shut off after 6 hours. Ditto the LED candles for the windows.
That's all for now, have a great Wednesday! Sew forth and sew on...