Thursday, June 19, 2008

It's too hot for Christmas but the elves must work anyway

I have been one busy elf getting ready for Christmas in July. We have had several planning meetings and have come up with some great "inspiration" ideas to help you get ready early for the holidays.

Last weekend I spent Saturday and Sunday making a small quilt with one of our new Christmas panels. It was fun because I knew that I could make it in a couple of hours and then be done with it. I even learned to do a machine binding! I can't believe in all of these years of quilting I have never learned to do machine binding, but I have now and is it ever fun! I'm even trying to finish up a few more projects just so I can do some more machine binding.

In addition to the Christmas quilt, I also made two Christmas sassy aprons and four oven mitts that I think are so very cute. I got a little carried away and made an oven mitt for myself in Day of the Dead fabric with an apron to match. I LOVE it! It has been a long time since I have made something for me. Hmmm, now if I could just figure out when I have time to entertain...
At work we have all been working on Christmas samples. We have received so many new fabrics that have truly inspired me. All this hard work on Christmas/winter projects has made us feel a little cooler, in spite of the 90 degree plus weather.

Lynda and I, along with our husbands, leave for a wedding in Atlanta tomorrow. Judy who is our most faithful companion and right hand person in the store, her son is getting married. So we are off to CELEBRATE! We will have to see what quilt shops are in the Atlanta area. I am sure our husbands won't mind.

Have a great week!

Nancy

5 comments:

Melinda said...

Those aprons are adorable!!!! What pattern did you use?
Thanks for the inspiration. The aprons would make wonderful gifts!

Nancy said...

Thanks for your comment. It is a pattern of our own and you can purchase it on our website by clicking here: http://greatamericanquilt.com/store/sassyapron.html. These aprons are so fun and easy to make!

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