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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Lights and little houses

The sounds of happiness, the bright lights and the faint but delicious smells of Christmas cooking reminded him of past Christmas times when his wife had still been alive and his own children little.
- Leo Tolstoy, "Papa Panov's Special Christmas"

Hello, is anybody there??  Good!

I guess we have to listen to the right news!

I just went outside to get a package from my neighbor's porch and boy is it windy and cold!  Yesterday morning I woke up around 7:30 and wanted to re-snuggle under the quilts and catch some more sleep, then I remembered his lights ... those b-l-i-n-k-i-n-g  lights that I had to get up and turn off.  That boy better come home soon, I tell you what!!

I'm working on a project that I can't show you yet, but I did do some more of those cute little houses from the scraps given to me at guild... 
aren't these cute?  There are 16 of these, they make up really fast!  I had been thinking of parking them in my Parts Department til later, maybe using them for a border.  But now that I see them grouped together, I think they'd make a sweet quilt on their on, with sashing between.   Something to think about!

Well, that's it for today, here's a quilty hug to insert into your day...

take a nibble as often as you like!  Sew forth and sew on til later...


  1. I love your little houses. I had the idea of setting them in mismatched sashing so that they don't line up neatly in rows. (alternate wide and narrow sashing between the top and bottom of the blocks. And you could even do that on the sides if you plan carefully.)
    Well it was just a thought. LOL
    Merry Christmas.

    1. I love your thought! I was just going to set them in the "regimental" style but yours sounds more interesting, specially since the houses are scrappy.

  2. Nice houses, as I look at them closely, it looks like the roof is made with a flying geese block. No bad, I must try them.

    1. It really is a flying geese block! I manipulated the peak in EQ with the editing tool.

  3. Hey, those look just like my neighborhood ... tiny little boxes all within touching distance. I know you are going to have fun with them whatever you do.


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