Merry Christmas

As always, the holidays arrive in a flurry of activity and I never quite get to all of the projects that I have planned. All the same, the important things get done, like baking pumpkin chocolate chip bread and oatmeal cookies and smothering pretzels in caramel, pecans and chocolate.

This is a great time to say thank you to those of you who read and/or follow my blog. I cannot tell you what a thrill it is to see your comments and ‘likes’. Thank you.

I did manage to complete one little sewing project. Originally this was to be a quilt project… however it was started about 8 or 10 years ago, so it’s safe to say that I was not inspired to finish it. While perusing Anthropologie’s catalog I was inspired by their apron design and just had to make something similar for serving Christmas Dinner.



The closet and the sewing room are rather a disaster at the moment, so I’ll spare you the update. My new year’s resolution will be to clean and organize the entire room this year. Photos to follow. Thanks again. Have a very Merry Christmas and may the new year bring you peace and love.



A Warm House

I don’t know the origin of house warming parties or gifts but I do know it is a great tradition. A friend of mine recently bought and moved into a new house; I wanted to share in the excitement by making a literal house warming present. Ann is an avid gardener and her home colors happen to work very well with my stash.



I also made a stack of Christmas pot holders. This fabric was originally used as a table topper, and was languishing on the shelf. On Christmas I help out at the salvation army dinner. It seems there is always a need for extra pot holders when handling hot plates. I’ll just tuck these in my apron pocket and share.


Here’s a sneak peak at the next project…


I hear a  friend is expecting…this might be a great time to try out these quick and cute half square triangle patterns. More later.