Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Christmas Preparations

I am quilting away on my Christmas mystery quilt. First I stabilized all the vertical and horizontal seams by "stitching in the ditch" with my walking foot. Then I outlined stitched 1/4" away from the seams in the centre star blocks to emphasize it a bit more. This was easy quilting but rather boring. Then I decided to do something more fun and started free-motion quilting hearts in all the triangle blocks. I am about half way done the heart quilting and am eager to finish up and get the binding on. This is one quilt that isn't going to the UFO pile...it's going to be used to cuddle up in while we watch Christmas movies.
On Sunday we picked out and chopped down our Christmas tree. It had snowed all Saturday night, so it was a very pretty day to look for our tree. But then it started to drizzle and we were soaking wet and freezing cold by the time we found the perfect tree. Here's my hubby and kids...I look at the photo on the computer screen and ask myself where has the time gone?!?! Are my children really that old???


Libby said...

What a fun tradition of getting your tree . . . hope there was lots of hot chocolate when you got it home *s*

Greenmare said...

I'm looking forward to see your scrappy Christmas quilt~ It is sort of funny how our kids are growing older but we aren't isn't it?

Gina said...

I love the quilting on the Mystery quilt.
I'm so envious of you getting a real tree. we have to have an imitation as my dog will eat a real one.

love and hugs xxx