Saturday, December 16, 2006

Yeah I finally actually got something finished. I made these Christmas ornaments for each family member that we will be spending Christmas with this year. I had fun once again combining my two loves; quilting and stamping!
The tree pattern is a design by Carol Doak. It is paper piecing which is a block piecing technique which I really enjoy for its ease and precision. Rather than stuffing the ornament I choose to do it like I do my fabric postcards using a stiff fusible interfacing. I stamped the back with year and a sentiment and decorated the front with Swarovski crystals and metallic thread. The edges are overcast with a heavy thread and then I hot glued the star on top with a gold cord hanger. The only problem is I forgot to make myself one!

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Nothing to upload!

It's been awhile since I have been here. My lap top was not a happy camper and so it was hard to do anything on it for some time. Now I am happy to say I have a new lap top and am back in business. However as it is now the Christmas season I have no time to do much of anything. Plus I have been busy helping a friend whose first floor condo was water soaked when sprinklers went off in the condo above her. It's a real mess, but given time and elbow grease we will get it all fixed up and put back together. Hopefully in the next week I will get some time to be creative. Actually I have some quilting I need to do so that might take precedence. Then there are Christmas present to wrap and cards to send out so it might be a while till I get to be creative in any way! I'll really try though.