I told you that the tree skirt Jenn made for my birthday sparked a Christmas quilt idea for me, remember? Casey has been gone these last 8 days (we expect him back in the next hour or so, yay!) and so I spent my days sewing whenever I had a spare moment. My sewing machine is a pretty good remedy for loneliness, it turns out, haha. As is my little sewing buddy:
Anyway, for my tree skirt, Jenn used the red version of a fabric that I had bought three years ago now in white. It's one of those that I love so much, I was hesitant to cut into it. Last year, I started adding some other Christmas fabrics to my stash, with every intention of someday making a Christmas quilt. This week, I decided that if I keep waiting for some un-busy November in the future to make said quilt, it will never get done. So I dug in :) By today, I had this...
Material Obsession, called Retro Starburst. It goes together quickly and I love, love, love how it turned out. In case you're wondering, I will not be hand quilting this one--I do want it done this year, after all ;)
But, speaking of hand quilting, I cannot believe I am actually putting the binding on this beauty:
At the risk of sounding like I have tons of free time and all I do is sew (please know this is not the case--I do have 3 little kids after all--we just stay home a lot and Casey being gone gives me more extra time, somehow ;), I also made this little dress for myself last week:
In other news, it's snowing here today for the first time!! We usually get snow long before now, but this has been a wonderfully-long Fall. Here's a pic of our backyard--I will never tire of this view from my kitchen window:
And, signing off...
So sweet :)