Monday, November 02, 2009


Getting ahead of the game...



the cooler air has me thinking about the winter months when a bit of color is always so cheerful. I had a fun time making these projects. The snowman(Pearl Louise Krush) is about 20x30" and the table runner(Terry Martin)...well, it's made with 12 blocks. The snowman's applique was a bit of a trial, because I grabbed the wrong roll of adhesive-the heavy instead of the light- and had to do the whole thing over again. Note to self- do not store them together. Originally I had it in hot pink and purple. Come on, it was cute. Plus I wanted it to be just wintery, not just Christmasy, ya know? But he's OK as is. The runner I made out of postcard fabric scraps and I love the brightness of it. It just makes me smile.
I miss my boys. Our oldest son is married and living in Alabama(450miles away.) I talked to him on the phone, yesterday, and he seems to be loving married life- and is thrilled with how much cheaper two can live together as compared with apart. Our second oldest son is living in West Virginia(400 miles away.) He is training to be an evangelist and is loving every moment of it. He was one of those crazy "kids" that camped outside a new Chick-fil-a and won a year's worth of free sandwiches! But I baked cookies today!!!!! And it just isn't the same without them! Daniel loves my lemon cookies with raspberry filling and I also made chocolate chip cookies. And honey ginger cookies and even four loaves of friendship bread. Oh, none of it will go to waste, but when I baked, the "boys" would walk through the door, smelling the air and professing that I truly must love them since I baked for them. Aw... Jacob(16y) just came in the door sniffing the air and being all appreciative. How sweet is that? I think I'm gonna have myself a little cry...

8 comments:

Karen said...

The snowman is adorable! Hard to resist making everyone snowman pattern I see.

jovaliquilts said...

Nice Christmas stuff! And I think you're just gonna have to pack up some of those cookies and mail them.

Peni said...

The snowman is adorable; and I really like the table runner. As for absent boys ... it ain't easy. Stay warm and keep on bakin' / sewin' XOXOXOXOXOXO

Isobel said...

Love both projects. You have a greater output than I. If I were there though, I would sniff the air appreciatively, and then give you a big old hug.

Julia said...

Sounds to me like a couple of care packages are in order. When they open those boxes, they will sniff the air, think of home and pick up the phone! :~) (((HUGS)))

I love Snowmen! I think he would look very cute in pink and turquoise, with maybe a touch of lime green! I think I have that pattern, I just might have to pull it out and give it a go!

teelduo said...

Oh I LOVE THE SNOWMAN!!! I bet the hotpink was adorable!

I shall cry with you. I miss the boys too and I am not there all the time.

love you sis

julieQ said...

Love your Christmas sewing! I know just what you mean, I miss mine too. A good cry never hurt anyone, hope you are OK!

Fabric Mom said...

Beautiful projects. My oldest is 14. I get sad just thinking about him wanting to drive in a few months.