Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas! This holiday arrived so quickly. My family is in town and we have been making the best of it.

I decided to display all of my son’s Christmas crafts on the window. It is such a joyful sight to see all of his creations hanging up.

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Today, Christmas preparations have included decorating GIANT gingerbread cookies. My son’s cookie didn’t even get a chance to get decorated.

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Then baking almond-apricot thumbprint cookies with my mom and children’s mass at church.

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Tonight my son and I will be reading the last story in our Advent book. This has been such a wonderful book to read. Each day a mother bear and her son read a story of a little bear and his journey to Bethlehem, following a star. At the end of each story, the mama bear explains a lesson Christ taught.

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Now I must get to wrapping presents. We don’t buy many so I don’t have to spend a lot of time wrapping. I will enjoy a quite evening watching television with my husband and wrapping gifts.

I want to wish you a most joyful and blessed Christmas. And a festive New Year!

Hi, I’m new here

Well, here goes! I am finally giving this blogging thing a try. For more years than I can remember, I would walk into a fabric store and feel in awe and wonder at the beauty of all that fabric, never knowing what on Earth I could make. Thankfully, I have fallen head over heels In Love with quilting. Never thought I would ever quilt. I used to crochet, technically I still do, but don’t do it very much anymore. I save most of my crocheting for long car rides or if I have quilters block (I guess that would be similar to writers block) and I need a distraction.

Anyway one day, or very late at night, when I should have been sleeping, I was spending quality time with Pintrest and found the most stunning piece of art I have ever seen. From that moment on I was hooked. This is the quilt. Isn’t it stunning?! You can check out the quilter’s blog post here.

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My first quilt was for my son. I found this adorable little owl fabric and a simple tutorial on quilt making. That first quilt I will cherish and never allow anyone to take a close look at. It is chock full of mistakes. I’m just glad my son loves me no matter what.

Thank you, thank you for allowing me to share with you what I love! I hope you come back as I continue on my quilting journey.

Edit to post:

I wanted to take a photo of my first quilt but it has been very cloudy and rainy here for the past several weeks. Today the sun came out and I seized the opportunity to snatch a quick photo. So here it is, my first quilt, “Whoo, Whoo.” A very sweet and fun owl themed quilt, perfect for a little boy.

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