Monday, December 13, 2010

A Few Projects

My MIL gave me a large bag of fabric scraps recently. Among the treasures was this project that she started years ago but never completed. I was so excited to take this one on! She had some nine patch blocks completed and lots of squares cut out. I never knew how much fun it could be to sew 1.5" squares together! Here are 92 blocks, complete at 3.5"! I have many ideas regarding these blocks; stay tuned, for I will post more in 2011!
Have you ever seen this book? It has the most adorable projects, all made from socks!
Daughter had a nice pair of knee high socks that sprung a hole in the toe. What to do? Make a snake and a chipmunk! So cute, and they go together so easily! I highly recommend the book!
The house is all decorated for Christmas. I did something different this year. This is my china hutch; I emptied it of the teapots and instead have made a little display in honor of my two sisters. One collects nutcrackers; the other was passionate about snowmen. So I honor both of them by displaying my meager tributes to each one's collection.
I collect carolers. Here are a few on my piano. I need to find a tall lampost and maybe a tree or two to fill in the space! (Next year, maybe!)
The tree is up and decorated. To the left of the tree you can see my newest carolers!
Nothing is exempt from decoration....not even Rosey!
(We laughed so hard at this...Rosey does not dare to move when we dress her up!)
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Peggy said...

The dog is a hoot!!
I love those little 9 patches. I have been working on a few of those myself.
If you have a chance to check out McCall's Quilting magazine...America Loves Quilts...Winter 2010/2011. They have a super cute pattern on page 42 call Nine Patch Fondant that is all 3 1/2 inch patches!!

Mrs. JP said...

Awww,,,poor cute little Rosey!
That sock book looks interesting. I've been wanting to learn how to make sock monkeys, they're a classic.
I put a quilt of scraps together (you scored big, by the way) and quilted it with my old buttons it turned out really cute. I can't wait to see what you come up with.
Your home looks Merry Christmassy!