Christmas in July

Can you believe that July is almost over? This summer is going by in a flash! As of today, we have five months and two days to Christmas, so we might want to get to some projects now to finish with time to relax and enjoy the holiday season. With that in mind, I have …

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Stamping Christmas Cards

I've had so much fun stamping our Christmas cards this year. I got on a roll for a couple of days, and cranked out card after card. I have a lot of holiday theme stamps from several companies, but most of the cards this year were done with Impression Obsession stamps adding stickers and ribbons, …

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Christmas Memories Winners

Reading all the wonderful stories in the comments on Wednesday's Christmas Memories post was inspiring and heartwarming.  Truly, there were so many beautiful sentiments shared, that there had to be more than one winner. These stories illustrate the warmth of family and the resilience of our spirit, perfect for these times. I'll reprint the winners …

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Setting a Christmas Table

Using holiday dishes is a nice way to have some Christmas spirit, especially this year. It is fun to get out the boxes, and rediscover the fun little things that bring smiles, like this little reindeer kicking up his heels. Earlier this year, I finished all my Vintage Christmas blocks into placemats, and ended up …

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Finishing the Vintage Christmas Placemats

The placemats are finally done!!   When we left off last time, I had all the embroidery work done on the placemats and was ready to quilt them.  All the blocks had three inch strips of the directional ornament fabric put on each side for a placemat size of 12 x 18. I loaded the longarm …

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Merry Christmas Tablescape

Early this month, I was the hostess for a luncheon, and wanted to do a lovely holiday table for the ladies to enjoy.  I had to ask My Sweet Babboo to add a leaf to the table to have enough space for eight place settings instead of the usual six.  I set the dining table …

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Christmas Past and Presents

Looking to past archives for some ideas that you may have missed, or for new readers to see, I've picked out some fun ideas from past years for your enjoyment today. Perhaps you'll see an idea for a last minute gift for this year. Let's start with a Nine Patch Star Christmas runner. We did …

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Christmas Tree and Bell Table Topper

Sometimes I do designs for MadamSew, and this little table topper is one of those with two new block designs.  The Tree and Bell blocks are 10 inches square, and are set in the round.   For here, I'd like to show you how I quilted it. The patterns for the two blocks are on the …

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