Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Peaceful Days...

Now that the preparations are done and the presents are wrapped (finally), there's nothing left to do but enjoy the next few days.  My husband and I found a funny little spy-comedy series on Hulu called The Wrong Mans that we've been watching while I work on appliqueing my Ladies of the Sea blocks.  (It doesn't look like much yet, but I've actually made a good bit of progress on it.)

I've also started quilting the Christmas table runner.  Not much chance of finishing this in time for Christmas, but hopefully soon after.  I haven't had much experience working with metallic thread and after reading about it online, thought I would have a lot more trouble with it.  It's broken a couple of times, but that's all.  I'm using a 90/14 topstitch needle and have the thread sitting vertically and it seems to be happy.  It's hard to capture in a photo, but it has quite a lot of sparkle to it.

And what would a quilting post be without it's corresponding helper?  Sam assisted me with my stencil work on this quilt.  (Which reminds me, I need to buy a refill for my lint roller...)

Today I'm hoping to find a little more sewing time before heading to a small get together at my mother-in-law's home, where she's making a 21 lb turkey for 4 people.  I can promise you that no one ever leaves her house hungry!

but the angel reassured them. "Don't be afraid!" he said. "I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people. The Savior-yes, the Messiah, the Lord-has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David!
Luke 2:10-11, NLT


  1. Merry Christmas. Hope you had plenty of turkey!

  2. Your Christmas stitching looks so festive! I am going to have to make myself a Christmas quilt for next year!