Miss Lottie Dah decided that I couldn't put up a tree this year, as she was going to EAT it, and pull off all of the ornaments ! So back into the box it went.
I got her a furry electronically-squeaking mouse that I let her try to find. She had her whole head in the gift bag at one point, and eventually managed to get the toy out. I haven't taken it off of the card yet, but I think that she's going to be quite happy on Christmas morning. Whether Piper will let her stay that way for long is another question entirely !
Tonight I finished my favorite Christmas gift that I've made this year. It is for my brother, John, and his wife, Deb. I hope they like it.. My biggest test for a gift is whether or not I'd rather keep it for myself..............I SO would love to keep this one !
I took the block that I shared with you last week, and pieced 2 more to go with it.
|This one's center blended into the petal coloration, so I embroidered around it. for definition.|
JodieAnn sent me more fabric for my birthday last month, and I used some of the pieces in the blocks, and I found that a bigger green print from her package was just perfect for a Christmas gift border.
|I quilted in the ditch with my walking=foot.|
I think that this runner will be appropriate for most any time of year, especially Spring and Summer, but I feel that the ribbony look of the border fabric is all the more fitting as the finishing touch for a present ! Thank you so much for these fabrics, JoAnn.........it's so nice to use something new and fresh.
And a quick shot of the back........I've since added a label. The quilt finished at approximately 19 1/2 inches by 43 1/2 inches.
We had a huge windstorm today as a cold front blew through........it pulled a piece of the finishing work off of the new porch roof, and blew several shingle pieces off, too. Hubby actually felt our little home shake !
And tomorrow evening I'm going with a few people from our church to sing Christmas carols at the nursing home and at the homes of a few shut-ins. I volunteered because I adored caroling with a friend when I was in highschool, and I sing ALL THE TIME, even though I don't have a singing voice ! But last night we had practice, and there were only 6 of us, with no music, and I was very AWARE of hearing my own voice. I hope it goes well, and is a blessing ..............and more people show up to join us and help partially drown me out !