Day 8.. it's my day! :-)
HO HO HO
and Merry Christmas
to you... Christmas in August that is. :-)
A big thanks to Carol and Madame Samm for this delightful hop. It has long been my desire to actually start Christmas projects early...but have I done so? Heck no, it was another one of those empty threats to myself! LOL! With you girls help, I broke out of my old habits and actually got a few projects done!
First off is this adorable snowman quilt, from none other than The Quiltery
. If you've read my blog before, you all know I am a huge fan of this Australian web site. They not only have fabulous quilt patterns, but also machine embroidery. The cost of a years membership is nominal, and they add a wonderful new pattern monthly. It's all down loadable, so it is very easy. Check them out if you like, I linked their name for you! :-)
While I hate to brag, but last month, they had a special CD with some of their patterns that are not part of the club membership. I just had to have it. It's loaded with fabulous Disney quilts!! Ohhhhh Ahhhhh...
But back to this hop! Just look at these adorable faces close up...
Just too cute, huh?
I must admit, I am a matchy-matchy person. I pull our my embroidery threads and match everything when I free motion quilt...
but this time it just didn't work.
Once it was all stitched out, it just looked like it was missing something.
Yep, going around everything with black thread just made it come to life!
Who'd a thunk!
Heck, I was so excited about this hop, that I actually dug deep into my bag of projects. This one I bought supplies for a couple of years ago.
The fireplace screen is from Art to Heart.
If that doesn't put you in the mood, I don't know what will!
Now I know your all thinking...glory be, she actually can sew something that doesn't have a moose on it!
But never fear, I did one of them too, for ya!
Part of a McKenna Ryan pattern.
You know I couldn't resist!
So now, I am all ready to curl up
in front of the fire place
With my snowman quilt
And have a big ole bowl of Chocolate Moose
While dreaming of Christmas to come!
Well, on second thought, it's 95 degrees out...
Maybe I'll just dream, with a big ole snow cone, until the weather cools off.
Hoping of course not to irritate the snowmen gods!
Thanks so much for visiting me today.
It will be Christmas before we know it.
If you have been visiting me during this blog hop, you see I posted everyday.
At the bottom of each post was a "Maxine" ornament...
They all came off of this fun fabric
Leave me a comment, and I will be picking 1 winner, for a yard of this hilarious Maxine fabric, for their very own!
I'd love for you to share with us, your special holiday treats...
stitching, cooking, decorations, anything your heart desires! Feel free to throw in your own "could be a Maxine" comment too!
I will pick a winner tomorrow, so don't delay!
In the mean time, please stop by and visit my fellow bloggers today. I can't wait to see what they have been up to!
My humble appologies. I forgot to post my fellow hoppers today!
But they are here for you now!