Thursday, December 22, 2011

nine ladies quilting, eight maid a mending...

Three days til Christmas and still no snow!  Hard to believe, I can't remember a Christmas without snow in Duluth.  Still, It is a wonderful time of the year.  Our baby birds are coming home to nest, with visions of finals done, dance in their heads.  The stocking finally quilted are hung by the chimney with care, in hope that my steam a seam soon will be here.  With Dave at the Barn and I at my long arm, not soon to settle down by the fire and warmth.  When what to our wondering eyes should we see?  but carloads of house guests with faces of glee.  We arrive at the door with arms open wide!  Merry Christmas to all stay safe and warm inside.

too funny, I had to give my try at a christmas poem.  I hope you enjoyed it.  A special thanks goes out to Theresa and Deb. Deb you have been so good at sharing your stories, I love to hear what others are up to.  Theresa, good job at changing up the twelve days to suit our trade... loved it... put a smile on my face.

Here is another quick and easy holiday gift,  table runners.  take a rectangle and iron it out.  You choose the size you want it to be.  choose a color for a border, cut it 2 1/2 inch wide strips by width of fabric.
next measure the length of the rectangle through the middle of fabric, cut the 2 1/2 inch piece to fit ( cut 2) sew onto sides of rectangle.  press seam to darker fabric.  Now measure through center of width of fabric.  Cut 2 1/2 inch strips to this size.  (cut 2)  sew on to ends of rectangle.  If you desire, applique onto the rectangle using steam a seam double stick fusible web.  now grab a piece of batting and backings, stitch in the ditch to quilt or free motion, its up to you.  sew on binding, if you are in a real hurry you can fold back over to front and machine sew.  and here is a great christmas gift, guaranteed to be treasured. If you do make one, please snap a photo and post so others can see.

On the tenth day of christmas my true love gave to me
___________ _________ _ _________
nine ladies quilting, eight maids a mending, seven swans a stitching, six geese a cutting,
Five Golden Rings.
four calling birds, three french hens, two turtle doves,
and a partridge in a pear tree.

have a peaceful day, remember to post your answer.


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  2. ten lords a-leaping, or maybe ten yards of fabric! :-)