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Gearing Up...

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A new year is almost upon us and I'm getting ready for it by just going with the flow today! Whatever I get done, I get done!

I finished up my very tall mountain of laundry yesterday...it had been piling up while I was sewing for Christmas. I haven't sewn anything all week...even the fact that on Monday we had to take my machine to the LQS for servicing doesn't mean a whole lot when they had it fixed on Tuesday! Chad went and picked it up for me that night. What I can't believe is that I haven't turned it on to see how it's running...YIKES! Hopefully a little later today :)

I have been working on my entry for the Blogger's Fat Quarter Bundle Contest over at Quokka Quilts...it just seemed like a fun project to 'veg-out' on just after the busy holiday season.

So here's my choices...
It took me a couple of days, but I really like it. I'm not sure why these colors...except maybe I've noticed that I lean more to the greens, burgandy, and tan …

Merry Christmas!

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May your day be joyful as we celebrate the birth of the Savior,
Jesus Christ the Lord!

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given;  and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
Isaiah 9:6 
Amanda

Last Night's Accomplishments...

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The productive evening I had envisioned was a dream...but my Friday Night Sew-In was still successful!

I did get the backing done for Liz's Sashed Postage Stamp Quilt yesterday, late afternoon. From there I took a break...for dinner and stuff...then worked on a mug rug. I was actually hoping to get all three that I need made, but only one was accomplished!

It's a really cute one...but I had a few issues that slowed me down.
The idea for this came from a google search for mug rugs. There was no directions...so I just did my own thing (which is nothing new) from looking at the picture here. This one is 8" x 8" on the straight sides.

My issue came when I wanted to add the solid aqua to the fanned printed material section. After finagling and cutting two different aqua pieces,  I finally improvised...and it turned out rather well.

I wanted to try some curved pieces to find out if I wanted/needed to take Rachel H.'s (Stitched in Color) Curves class come the new year…

Sewing Through The Week...

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I have been sewing quite a bit this week...yet there is still so much to be done! My list seems to grow faster than I can get things made :)

I was able to get Liz's Sashed Postage Stamp Quilt top done. The back is mostly peiced. Tonight is FNSI...so I may get the back done, baste it, and start quilting. However, I'm also leaning towards starting on some of the other things on my list. If you come back tomorrow, you'll find out what I decided to do!

For now though, I'll give you a glimpes of Liz's quilt top...
and among my other finishes... a quick journal for a birthday present and 3 aprons for the Christmas play at church...but I think I'll show those later :)
So, a few finished to keep me going and to share on crazymomquilts' finish it up Friday linky party...along with a few of the other parties on my right side bar.

But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared fo…

The Lost Month...

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That is probably what most of December will be here on the blog. However, I already have a plan to redeem myself...The First 25 Days of 2012!

So, as the last month of 2011 hurries by with crafting, shopping, decorating, and celebrating through the season...plans are formulating for the New Year!

The thoughts in my head include
   ~ a post everyday ;0...
   ~ a couple of tutorials...
   ~ and maybe a giveaway at the end...

But I have a month to get all my Christmas presents made and my ideas together before it starts...I think this will be a very busy December, but fun!

This actually started because of Chad...I told him that I thought about trying to write a post a day till Chirstmas, but I didn't know how well that would work. Also, I didn't know how to show the things I'm working on without showing Christmas presents to some of the reciepents. Chad suggested just showing them after Christmas...I told him that was an idea, I could start it on the 1st of January...and it c…