Thursday, December 11, 2014
Copycat Challenge & a whole lot more!
My older sister chastised me for neglecting my blog...I'm sorry...I just got out of the habit of posting!
Then along came Cuisine Kathleen's "Christmas Copy-Cat Table Challenge" & I had to get back in the swing.
Thanks, Kathleen, for hosting these fun tablescape parties!
I chose Mary's photo of her Santa mug & cookies, (1st photo, above) from her beautiful & inspiring blog, "Home is Where the Boat is".
I have a very similar Santa faced container (a teapot)
and similar Pink Willow dishes & Christmas mugs, although teddy bears instead of Santa faces.
Instead of cookies, I've made chocolate dipped/peppermint coated marshmallows for stirring into hot cocoa for granddaughter Ms. C. & her friend.
Both girls are coming here on Saturday for a "Sewing Day" together. I'm thrilled!!!! They want to make pull-on fleece pants to wear over their bathing suits when they get out of the pool. They are both swimming competitively for their school this year, so we're doing them in their school colors.
I have actually been making Christmas cookies and did Pizzelles for the first time in my life. There is a knack to getting the correct amount of dough each time & getting it positioned in the same place on the iron.
These were almond flavored & I'm making a combination of orange & lemon ones next.
(You all KNOW how much I ♥♥♥ LEMON!)
In between baking, I've been busy practicing my free motion quilting of small projects on my Innova long arm machine, too.
Above in my own Lil' Twister Christmas Wreath and below is my friend, Robin's version that I quilted for her.
I was honored that she trusted me enough to let me work on it for her. Thanks Robin!!
I had FUN doing it, too! This long arm is such a joy to work with, both in free-motion custom work, (as seen above) and computerized designs, like the one in the green border, (seen below).
Here is a second, smaller Lil' Twister Christmas Wreath that also belongs to Robin.
The next one (below) I'm working on is my sewing friend, Nicole's, (pattern from All People Quilt). Shhhh, its a gift for her Mom, so don't tell.
I hope you're also getting to enjoy this festive, holiday season with some hot cocoa & marshmallows & maybe even a quilt to curl up under.
Thanks so much for visiting The Gazebo House. Please be sure to pop on over to Cuisine Kathleen's blog, to see all the other copycat tables...always so much creative talent to see!
I promise, it won't be such a long time in between posts next time. I have TONS of photos from our local quilt show to share with you later.
Posted by Rettabug at 12/11/2014 04:00:00 PM