And Just like that…it’s nearly Christmas

Good thing I finished those placemats.

They came out OK. It does make my dining room look festive. My Santa chair covers also help. The stuffed dogs? Well, Raising Cains chickens sells them every year. I recently got 2 new ones (Charlie Brown and Snoopy). Proceeds go to help dogs. My daughter thought they needed to be in the photo. They are always yellow labs in a costume. Super-Cute.

The placemats came out ok. After I made a couple, I was unhappy with my thread choice. It was a pretty red/green twist. It just looks dark to me. Fortunately, my lines are pretty straight so it does not look that bad. I wish I had used thread that matched the background fabric. Next time.

So, I sent my Plaid Challenge Quilt to my brother-in-law. He had a rough year, so I thought it might make him happy and he does have to live with my sister. LOL. They sent me this picture last night of it over thier love seat.

I do love it when I see one of my quilts in use or displayed.

Everyone at my house is not feeling well. Not horrible illness, just enough to annoy you. Makes it difficult to get things done for the holidays. We have been avoiding everyone because it certainly could be the “Rona”. My daughter and I lost smell and taste. I am about 10 days in so on the back side. It just felt like a crappy head cold.

Happy Sewing

Happy Quilting

Merry Christmas

Happy New Year


16 thoughts on “And Just like that…it’s nearly Christmas

  1. Nice quilting and very nice to see a recipient is happy with their lovely gift – you can’t ask for more than that. (Based on once when my own sister said ‘oh no, not another x you’ve made’ I only gift warily now.) I hope the family don’t have ‘Rona’ – hadn’t heard anyone call it that before – does it make it seem less scary? Maybe. I currently have three friends with it – just nasty cold symptoms – and two just over it!

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  2. Hi Lori! Yellow labs rock!! And they look so cute on your festive table. The placemats came out great and don’t they look nice set off by the chair covers?! I sure think so. I just had to go for a PCR swab test today in order to return to work next week. Heck of a time to get sick – it sure doesn’t make me want to do any sewing. I hope you are nearing back to feeling much better! Merry Christmas to you and your whole family. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

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  3. Your pretty dining table looks so festive and the pups are perfectly whimsical on it! Well done on the placemats and seat covers. It’s wonderful your BIL likes his new quilt. It’s one of my favourites that you’ve made. Get well soon so you can have a Merry Christmas filled with love and laughter. Happy, healthy and Prosperous New Year to you and yours. 🎄


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