I was in the Christmas mood today---and it has "felt" alittle bit like that time of year---chilly and rainy here --enough that some have had to turn the heat on!!!!
as you know I joined the Christmas Challenge---BUT----was behind---
But I am happy to say that I got one item done today for the Christmas box---oh dear--gotta find a Christmas box!!!!
I also did get this made today---
My Christmas note book---I did not decorate it any more than with just using this cute fabric----I think it makes a "happy holiday" saying all by itself????
And I got an other finish done last night before bed---(course that meant I was up past 1:00 am to do it--but----
this is Aprils schnibbles--it is all done now---
Here is the backing--all hand quilted!!!!
Now I have to decide if I am still going to make one for May---or just go on and do Junes??????
I also did some "new" things for my "new" look here in the apartment--
Here is what my dinning room looked like this morning---
I am not even sure I told you yet that one of the new things I got was an "old" ice cream parlor table and two chairs from the antique shop---very excellent shape and a nice low price--could not let this bargain go by!!!!
So here is what I did today--
Made two new tiers--a new valance--and a new lamp shade cover----
the shade cover is hard to see--it is just a light cream background with a black stripe through it---the real shade under it is pink--but a faded pink---I am going to lower the light to the level of the upper edge of the valance--then it will stand out more and give off even better light I hope!!!!
the fabric I used for the tiers is called--Lovebirds and Butterflies by Dena for Free Spirits---and I thought it was funny when I went to make the valance--which was a piece again I just happened to order for the fun of it and it seemed to go with this better than the blue I had originally picked out and got at the same time as the birds------ How funny--oh--I already said that!!!!!!!!!!!! and this stripe of yellow/cream/black is called Madame Butterfly by Ro Gregg
Yes that is a wood window frame sitting on the table--it used to be over my desk--Little sister thinks it might be nice to have there---Me???? not sure yet!!!!!
Well--I think I hear jingle bells somewhere in the distance--I better go check it out!!!!
Oh it's just Santa practicing with his sleigh and reindeer for this Christmas Eve!!!
I know that between watching him and all my sewing today--I am ready for---