‘Twas the Night Before…

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Thanks for taking a moment during the holidays to stop by and see what I’m up to. On Thanksgiving Day I decided to start something new. Above you can see my little bitty bit of stitching that evening. It’s Jenny Bean’s Christmas Sampler. I so enjoyed sitting with my guys, watching a tv special on Saint Nicholas and stitching this little tree. Such a blessing of a peaceful evening.

Below, you can see how my little sampler is coming along. I’ve also been stitching on a gift, so it’s really only been in the last week that this has gotten much attention. I love how the colors are coming together.

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And you may have spied in that first photo my new Christmas scissor case. It was made by a sweet friend to go with some stitching wallets I decided to make for some friends. I have to say that my first try on the stitching bags went pretty well! By the fifth one, I think I got the knack of it! The fabric is Kate Spain’s new Christmas line, Joy. I just loved the little snowballs on the turquoise background.

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And speaking of Kate Spain…you may be wondering how that Christmas quilt of mine is coming along?

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You may remember that I started this quilt last year around Thanksgiving. It’s made from two different Kate Spain lines, 12 Days of Christmas and Flurry. All my blocks are put together, they just need sashing between the blocks. I started work on that, and have all my rows sewn together.

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Maybe one of these days I can get the rest of the quilt top put together. I’d so love to have this quilted and out to snuggle up under next year!

I’ve also been starting to plan for my New Year’s Day start. I’m missing one thread, but other than that I’m ready to go!

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I hope the holidays are a magical time for you and your families. Take a moment to find a bit of peace for yourself amidst all the hustle and bustle. Thanks for visiting my blog and for the continued inspiration I get from all of you!

Merry Christmas!

I am grateful for Christmas carols on the stereo, an applesauce cake in the oven, twinkling lights on the tree, and my family around me.

32 thoughts on “‘Twas the Night Before…”

  1. Oh so lovely!! Love your Jenny Bean WIP! Love love love your Christmas quilt with the Kate Spain fabrics. Gorgeous! Lovely sewing bags too! The New Year’s Day start looks so yummy, whatever it may be. Happy Christmas!

  2. Oh so lovely!! Love your Jenny Bean WIP! Love love love your Christmas quilt with the Kate Spain fabrics. Gorgeous! Lovely sewing bags too! The New Year’s Day start looks so yummy, whatever it may be. Happy Christmas!

  3. oooo love your jenny bean and that quilt is going to be gorgeous once fully finished 🙂
    new year start colours look scrummy 🙂
    hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a very merry stitchy new year 🙂 love mouse xxxxx

  4. oooo love your jenny bean and that quilt is going to be gorgeous once fully finished 🙂
    new year start colours look scrummy 🙂
    hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a very merry stitchy new year 🙂 love mouse xxxxx

  5. Beautiful start on JB Christmas! Your quilt looks lovely too. I love Kate Spain fabrics. Wishing you a safe and happy holiday!

  6. Beautiful start on JB Christmas! Your quilt looks lovely too. I love Kate Spain fabrics. Wishing you a safe and happy holiday!

  7. Merry Christmas! Love the stitch wallets you made with Kate Spain fabrics. I love her fabric lines. Your Jenny Bean is looking very fine.
    No hints on what you’re starting on the New Year???

  8. Merry Christmas! Love the stitch wallets you made with Kate Spain fabrics. I love her fabric lines. Your Jenny Bean is looking very fine.
    No hints on what you’re starting on the New Year???

  9. Your squares are looking wonderful for your Christmas quilt. What will you pick for the smashing.
    Great project bag. Love the fabrics.
    Wonderful stitches.
    Merry Christmas.

  10. Your squares are looking wonderful for your Christmas quilt. What will you pick for the smashing.
    Great project bag. Love the fabrics.
    Wonderful stitches.
    Merry Christmas.

  11. Merry Christmas, Michelle! The darling stitching wallets and scissors sheaths will make some great gitts.

    Can’t wait for a first glimpse of your New Year’s start!

  12. Merry Christmas, Michelle! The darling stitching wallets and scissors sheaths will make some great gitts.

    Can’t wait for a first glimpse of your New Year’s start!

  13. Merry Christmas and A happy New Year to you to Michelle!
    Love the christmassy themes and the quilt will be so cozy for you:)

    I have not thought about starting a New Years day project, now I am going to browse thru my projects, how fun!

    Take care and hugs,
    Anette

  14. Merry Christmas and A happy New Year to you to Michelle!
    Love the christmassy themes and the quilt will be so cozy for you:)

    I have not thought about starting a New Years day project, now I am going to browse thru my projects, how fun!

    Take care and hugs,
    Anette

  15. Aaaah! I love your Kate Spain quilt. I SO regret not doing any Christmas quilting this year! Your Jenny Bean looks so cute!

    Wishing you a very happy new year!

  16. Aaaah! I love your Kate Spain quilt. I SO regret not doing any Christmas quilting this year! Your Jenny Bean looks so cute!

    Wishing you a very happy new year!

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