Friday, December 31, 2010

Last Project Post for 2010

We are on our way to a New Year's Eve Party tonight at a friend's. Not too wild, probably play some games, laugh and eat. I did not buy anything new to wear, but decided to get out my beads and make a new bracelet. I saw one similiar in a magazine and tried to copy it. I am very pleased with it.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Shipshewana Gingerbread Houses

We visited my dad over Christmas. On the way home we stopped in Shipshewana. The annual Gingerbread House Contest was on and Fuzzy snapped these pics with his new digital SLR. The first is my favorite and I believe it also won first prize. Some great ideas to try sometime.

Funky Purse

One of the crackers I was to send was for Colleen in Nebraska. She stated that she liked "funky" as a theme. I decided to make her a purse as a gift. Now that she has received it I can post it here. I really had fun with it, and she did like it!

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Monday, December 27, 2010

Cracker 2

Cracker 2 was opened Christmas Day. It was from Josie, in Texas. The first thing I noticed was the cover with the spider spelling out Merry Christmas! Inside was a treasure of lovely things. Laces, buttons, threads, fabrics, beads, and a pretty silkie. Lastly, she included a recipe card with a map of Texas on it as a momento.  Thank you Josie!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Friday, December 24, 2010

Cracker 1

I opened 1 of the 2 Christmas Crackers I received through CQI. This is what I received from Meg in South America.  I really liked the lace piece, chocolate and pretty yellow ribbon. Thank You, Meg.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Winter/Holiday Round Robin

In January I am starting another Round Robin with a Holiday/Winter theme. I  hope to have the blocks back by summer in order to have them ready for next Christmas. I chose a variety of schemes for the blocks. The first is a Swedish Block to pay homage to my grandfather's roots. It includes a photo transfer of a painting by Swedish artist Carl Larson.

 Next is my block with the blue color scheme. I love how this one turned out.

A traditional Santa block.

A block with an image/clock received as a gift from another Crazy Quilter, Joyce in Alabama. I thought it would make a nice New Year's block.

I have tried in vain to get a good pic of my dog Chloe, but this looks a lot like her, so this block is in her honor.

Lastly, a block using an image from illustrator Harrison Fisher. Famous for his pics of glamorous women of the early 20th century. This pic lends itself to an unuusal pink color scheme.  

I can't wait to see how they progress over the next few months. The participants are Thearica in North Carolina, Alice in Wisconsin, Helina in Finland, Lorrie in Canada, Wendy in Alabama. Will keep you posted!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Candji's Asian II Finished Block

Candji's Block is the first to be completed in our Asian Round Robin. I was the first and added the lanterns. The rest of the girls did a great job. I especially like the red fan that Rita added in the lower corner, it balances it out nicely. I hope Candji likes it. I know I do!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Asian 2 Round Robin Update

Here's a look at how my Asian Round Robin block is coming along. 1 person left and it comes home to me. I think it's terrific.

Good Holiday Wishes