Merry Christmas and a Holiday Treat!

Merry Christmas!  I hope you are all having a wonderful day.  I thought it would be a fun day to show you a unique exhibit at the little, old house that is the home of the Transylvania Heritage Museum.  The exhibits change regularly, and each December they bring out a most unique collection. Yes, those …

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Christmas Tablescape

Setting a more formal table for Christmas dinner, it is time to get out the Lenox Holiday Tartan china inherited from my mother.  She had exquisite taste, and these dishes were her favorites for holiday meals.  I decided this year to use a green and gold theme since I haven't done it this way before, …

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Thrifting, Decorating and Sewing More Christmas Fun

This post is a hodgepodge of a lot of ideas and fun finds, almost too much for one post, but each subject isn't enough for one.  So, enjoy reading a bunch of different ideas, all pulled together.  First, it is fun to find special things at the thrift store, like a treasure hunt when you …

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Asian Inspired Christmas Tablescape and Blog Hop

The beautiful Asian print on my new table runner becomes the base for a Christmas tablescape also Asian inspired.  Something different for this year!  I begin by covering the table with a burgundy color tablecloth, picking up the dark red in the Asian Inspired Christmas Table Runner I made just this week. It is placed …

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A Merry Christmas Wreath

This year's holiday wreath is silver and red, inspired by the number of silk poinsettias in the stash.  I have spools of wire edged ribbon and making big bows is very easy with it.   I have a tutorial on making big bows HERE.  Knowing I wanted a good size bow, I started with that. Attaching …

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Quick Christmas Projects

December is here, and the cold weather in our part of the world makes me want to stay inside toasty warm and do some sewing, stamping and hot glue projects.   I have some new readers that may not have seen previous year's projects, plus some of the long time readers may want to do a …

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Merry Christmas – a Time for Sharing

Happy Holidays, and Merry Christmas, dear readers!  At this time of year, it is customary to count our blessings and to share with others.  Giving gifts to dear friends and family, and to those less fortunate is one of the ways that I like to find the joy in the season.  Small tokens of affection …

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Christmas Breakfast – Tablescape and Recipes

I have another tablescape today and two special breakfasts for the holiday.  This is really the most fun time of year for special meals and pampering those we love.  Starting out with the stoneware Christmas plates, I set a table with a plaid tablecloth.  These plates are used a lot this month, and each one …

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Embellishing the Christmas Pillow

Long time readers of my blog may remember this pillow design I did for Moda Bake Shop last year.  When I finished it, I thought that the tree looked a bit plain, and it might be fun to embellish it a bit with some hand work.  So, this year, I dug out some Christmas buttons, …

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Christmas Quilt Along Nine Patch Star

Our second week will see the construction of the block and beginning the quilting. So, here is where we left off.  If you missed last weeks beginning with the cutting instructions and the first unit construction, click HERE. Start by sewing the HSTs units together. Press the seams open on these units to reduce bulk. …

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Christmas Tablescape

Christmas is such a fun time for decorating, and doing special tablescapes for friends is at the top of the list.  I've been having sewing days to get a big quilt top done for Quilts of Valor, and we've been doing pot luck lunches.  I am blessed with a lot of friends, too many to …

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Quick Christmas Quilt Along – Nine Patch Star

Ready to use up some Christmas scraps?  Today we'll start a very fast quilt along with a new block.  This idea came to me about a month ago, and I have done extensive internet searches to see if it has already been published.  I cannot find this exact thing anywhere, and I can hardly believe …

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Holiday Home Ideas and Home Tour

Now that the Christmas season is getting into full swing, it's time for some decorating ideas.  I'll show you some of my decorating ideas from previous years, with a few new ideas thrown in for this season with links to patterns for quilted and crafted items.  To begin, if you have some stairs, it is …

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Festival of Wreaths

The local Meals on Wheels foundation is having a silent auction this week for a fundraiser called Festival of Wreaths.  They published a request for wreaths in a local magazine, and I just happened to see it.  You know me, any excuse to get out the glue gun!  So out came the Christmas stuff and …

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Christmas in July plus more ideas for seasonal sewing and crafting

I thought you might like to see some of the projects I did last year during my 12 Days of Christmas event coinciding with the Christmas blog hop event. Here are some links to those projects, plus some other Christmas projects from prior years. In keeping with my blog being about a lot of subjects, …

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