Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Christmas is coming....

and it's not that far away!! Here is a dodgy photo of the front of my Early Bird Christmas Crafting journal.  It is made up of some test stitching I did on my Janome 300E and some Christmas blocks that a forum friend and I swapped some years back.
And here is an even dodgier one of the back. I've written up my lists and am ready to go. This is going to be the Christmas where I am organized and ready! No more sewing labels on Boxing Day, no more yank-backs! I will be ready.

Cold, dark and overcast here today so it'll be jail food for dinner tonight. It's perfect stitching weather too. I am going to do some work on my Sylvia's Bridal Sampler, mainly resew a squiffy block I made. This one turned out OK although the colours are better than they show in this photo.
This is Yankee Puzzle and is block I-9 in the quilt. The one I have to resew is New Mexico. I've unpicked it three times now. It's a pretty block but has nightmare measurements like 15/16ths! Who dreams up blocks with those measurements?? I didn't have a 15/16ths measurer so did it by eye, which clearly was not an accurate measurement! It was really wonky but showed up as even wonkier in the photo so couldn't possibly post that. Might have to extend the deadline on this one!
Flowers for me from Paulie. What a nice boy he is! They were to thank me for looking after The Sweet One while he and Ang went to the movies. Aren't they just beautiful? Pity they smell like cat pee (the flowers, not Ang and Paulie!). Oh well. I'll just burn more incense.

And the high spot is that the knitting is coming along nicely! Still struggling with the needle in the sleeve issue but we'll get there.


  1. Yankee Puzzle is terrific - perfect points. Journal cover looks good too - great way to use up the blocks. Beautiful lilies - shame about the smell.

  2. oooo....look at the perfect points in that block....too good!.....and organised for Christmas?? Hmmmmm....organised and Christmas (like "finance" and "interesting") should NEVER be used in the same sentence..LOL...perhaps I will take a leaf out of your book and make a list....check it twice...and get some quilts on the doover...!!

  3. the Yankee Puzzle looks great, the colours are just stunning, and perfect points to put many to shame! Can't wait to see the whole quilt!

  4. I like a woman who is thinking about Christmas in June!! Your crafting journal is gorgeous.

  5. Wow this is too much Diann... to see you this organised.... go girl. Great block too, it will be good to see this quilt coming along.


  6. Love your Xmas Journal.
    Your blocks are great.
    Loved your comment about the pee,LOL.