The Sweetest Things
Recovering from the Ornament Exchange Party, a little shopping, enjoying our colder temps and a little stitching will account for happenings the past week.
I finished my Holly Jolly Cameos quilt top the week before the ornament party but I haven't quilted it yet. Why? Well, I love it but I want to 'age' it. I think it would look wonderful with a coffee and/or tea aging. I'm not sure how to do it - should I age it before or after it's quilted, would you just spray it with a mix or would you dunk the whole thing in a mix? Help!!!!
Sweet package arrived from Carrie at A Passion for Applique. I was instantly in love with the tissue wrapping paper, the tag, and tiny ric-rac. :-)
And, when I opened it I discovered an adorable embroidered, felted wool mitten filled with more tiny ric-rac and a candy cane. There was a fat quarter of red fabric (she remembered that I love red) and chocolate. Carrie, thank you so much for your thoughtful gift.
Another sweet! Years ago we discovered that all of our Christmas decorations and such had been stolen. I won't bore you with that story again this year! I did lose some collections - Santas, ornaments, cookie jars, feather trees, etc. Every year since then we've purchased a few new things and began making new memories. It was difficult the first couple of years but I finally moved on and we have treasures we enjoy. I discovered Thelma's blog (Cupcakes'nDaisies)recently and she showed her wonderful collection of Christmas themed cookie jars. Inspiration! Here's the first of a new collection - he makes me SMILE. :-) BTW, Thelma and I agree that we don't have to fill the jars with cookies. LOL
I've been doing a little stitching in the evenings. I'll share soon!
These are busy days - take a few minutes to enjoy your needle and thread.
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