Wednesday, November 30, 2011

We are almost at 400!! Give-away time!!

Hey there-- I am busy sewing a Xmas quilt top that I started over a decade ago... yes, for some reason I got bogged down with making it PERFECT, instead of just MAKING IT! Thanksgiving was hard for me this year, so after the family trekked to Grandma and Grandpa's for the PRE-MEAL festivities I stayed in and pulled out something to work on. I got out all of the Christmas fabrics that I have been collecting and somehow the last time I worked on this quilt I packed up all the parts in a bag and set it on top. What I found on Thanksgiving, looked OK to me (not totally ugly, but I didn't have to think too much), I am adding some sashing and some borders and by the end of the week I should have a QUITE large finished top! I had already given up on this project a few times, it's a Christmas miracle!

Because I like to get others in a celebrating mood as well, I am giving away the "STITCH GIFTS 2011" magazine. Why? Because I like to give people more reasons to craft a holiday surprise or gift-- and also I love to toot my own horn! See below...
That sweet little Elf Baby was hatched in my craft room earlier this year. The folks at STITCH did a beautiful job with the project pictures and also put him in the table of contents!! So exciting!

If you would like to get one of my extra copies of "STITCH GIFTS 2011" please leave a comment about your favorite things to do for the holidays by Monday December 5 @ high noon PST. We will draw a name and I will drop the LOVELY magazine in the mail that afternoon after I get the boys from school. (I am partial to my Elf Baby, but this issue is LOADED with beautiful projects. I liked how they picked some that would take a half hour and some that would take a little longer-- a really fun bunch!)

I hope you are all getting cozy and crafty-- I have been knitting a simple lace cowl and fashioned some doll pants for Mango's bare bottomed baby. Handwork soothes and brightens!
JMB

10 comments:

Brenda said...

I like to make one gift for someone who wasn't expecting one from me. thanks for the chance to win.

Belinda said...

What a sweet little elf baby!!!

Ok...I love to eat those gummy orange slices all coated in sugar!! Do you know the kind I'm talking about?
My 'Munner' used to always have candy dishes full with these when we had Christmas at her house. We always laughed and talked about how really bad they were but we JUST couldn't stop eating them.
I bought a bag this past Sat.

Alexis said...

We like to go to see the Christmas ships on parade, hang out on the beach with a bonfire, some hot cocoa and carols. Your Elf Baby is adorable!

Wishing you a very wonderful holiday season.

Hilda said...

I love your elf baby. I've always enjoyed Stitch Gifts, but missed out last year's and haven't found it this year. Maybe I'll win! Thanks for sharing.

Alison Glass said...

Congratulations! How exciting and he is adorable! I love the curvy top part. I think what I enjoy the most is watching the kids in their excitement for the day.

gill said...

I love love the elf baby!
I loved making Christmas decorations with my children when they were young but now only my daughter helps me - the boys are too busy fixing tractors!!

Suzanne said...

My favorite thing to do for the holiday is just the chance to spend time with my family--especially my nieces and nephews.

Kristin said...

Congratulations on another published pattern! Don't put me in the drawing, since I won the magazine last time. Just wanted to say this is great!

Laurie Parrack said...

My favorite things to do for the holidays is to take the kids to make cookies for Dorenbeckers children and creating Christmas presents for the family. This year the women are getting quilted potholders, crocheted washcloths and towel sets.

emily ruth said...

i'm too late, i know, but i just wanted to say happy 400th!
i love reading you & seeing what you're up to :)

& i love you, too :)