Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Time to catch up....

I've not blogged for a few days and I have lots of pictures to share! The first one is from a blog giveaway I won over at Stella Bella Quilts. I received the package last week, so I'm sorry for the delay in posting the picture. Didn't I receive some awesome goodies! There are two great charm packs, a cute Christmas quilt pattern, note pads, a halloween-y bear, candy (there was a bit more chocolate when it arrived! I admit to snacking on a few!) Thank you so much Gretchen! I love it all!
The next picture is of my ornaments for an exchange...the ornaments are for a Jesse Tree. A Jesse Tree is a way to celebrate Advent in the month of December...you can do a Google search for more info if you want! Twenty-five ladies from our Bible Study are doing the exchange...so I made 25 sheep and each lady will get a sheep. In return, I'll get a different ornament from each of the other 24 ladies. So in the end, we'll each have 25 different ornaments. It's very similar to a quilt block swap!! :)
Here is a close up of the sheep...I used Warm & White batting for the body and black felt for the ears/feet. I showed them to a friend today and she pointed out that they don't have tails, so I guess I'll go back and give them tails before the exchange.
This is a picture of my first disappearing 9patch top. At a quilt group a week or two ago, I received a nice variety of 5" Christmas charms...when I added them to my already existent stash of Christmas charms, I decided I needed to try and make something with them! I would still like to add another border, but I need to go to a LQS and pick something out!
Lastly...I wanted to show you one of the benefits of working at a Thrift Shop! You get first dibs at the stuff that comes in! I picked up these two books for .25 each!! Now, I need another quilt book like I need a hole in the head, but how can you pass up a quilt book for a quarter??
Until next time....

9 comments:

  1. Your little sheep are too cute!!! How very clever to use batting. So glad you liked the giveaway! I don't think any quilter would pass up books for a quarter...

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  2. Score on all the loot!

    I have the Fast Fun & Fabulous book - I love it and won't give it up! It's one of the FEW books (maybe the only one!) that I've made multiple projects from. In fact, I think I'll go pull it out and get some holiday inspiration...

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  3. Your sheep are so cute, Michelle!! And, when we raised sheep, we always docked their tails, so not all sheep have tails!! LOL!!! Congrats on winning the blog giveaway!!

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  4. Michelle, your sheep are adorable! I'm going to make a batch of those myself. Will you show us pictures of the ornaments you receive in the swap?

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  5. Cute sheep Michelle. And great Christmas quilt. Man, you are a busy woman!

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  6. Aaaw, I love those sweet little sheep! Your Disappearing Nine Patch looks great! That's on my long list of things to try one day! My office is across the street from a thrift shop, and I have to stop myself from going in there too often. If I worked there--yikes! I don't know what I'd do! : )

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  7. Love your sheepies. I miss our Retreat ornie exchanges.

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