Sunday, December 6, 2015

Slow Stitching Sunday in December....

Kathy asks us how we 'cope' with all the added tasks this Christmas season. I have some things in my mind that I like to do with the kids and try to spread it out this month - make gingerbread houses from a kit, decorate sugar cookies, go out at night and see the lights (4 times already!), watch Polar Express.... I find it is the little things like this that the kids look forward to each year and ask to do. Everything else.... if it gets done, great but if not as long as we spend time together and make memories I figure it is a good December.

For me - I requested chili and cornbread tonight and after a few texts at work to find ingredients they made  what smells like a wonderful batch of meat and bean chili and cornbread for dinner tonight. Aidan and I picked more beans from the garden and checked on the peas which are starting to bud and make peas. The beets are looking like they can be picked soon as well! I'll have to work them into meals this week with the lettuce that is ready as well.

Tonight - I see some relaxing slow stitching as my hand quilting has not been touched all week (something about not liking what hubby was watching at night so I moved to the bedroom tv - without the ott light and my recliner). I hope to get 10-12 of my peels outlined inside and out on that last border tonight.


Not too shabby with this quilt all coming from the stash of scraps!


Earlier this morning I was working on adding this round to my teal trip block. It is waiting on a finish to join the other 8 - 30 inch blocks I have made this year. I will hand piece the 9 together and this will become the next hand quilting project once the above one is done.

I am slowly plugging away at both projects with the hopes that both are completed before Christmas. If not... no worries - there really are not hard and set deadlines as there is always another day to finish it.
Head on over and see what others are slow stitching today. Also visit Oh Scrap for some great ideas and she has a special write up about the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. Both of my projects are from the RSC Challenge - the trip around the world block is from this year and the orange peel quilt above called Hugs and Kisses is from a couple of years ago.

11 comments:

  1. You have a great attitude about December. Sounds like you have the right priorities. Great progress on both of your slow stitching projects. I am sure they will be done when they are ready to be done.

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  2. You are so right our memories are so important. My DIL told me my son who is over 35 insisted on watching the new muppets show. I think that the John Denver and the muppets Christmas CD that we listened to every Christmas had something to do with it! LOL

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  3. Those are some fun activities you and your children incorporate into your Christmas season. Wonderful memories are being made.

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  4. I remember always watching 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas' with my kids every year. Though come to think of it, if they weren't there, I watched it by myself. Hmmm...
    I love your orange peels and your trips. Both are just lovely!

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  5. Really like the hugs and kisses quilt. It is good you are enjoying the holidays and not worried about deadlines. Thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap!

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  6. These are both lovely Deb! I think we've got very similar attitudes to Christmastime: if it gets done great, if it doesn't don't sweat it! It really is about spending time with the ones you love and as you say, making memories :) Have a great time stitching today!

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  7. Your teal quilt is the one I can't wait to see you finish. Sure are beautiful colors.I find the older I get the more relaxed I am during the holiday season. Well, actually, during any season.

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  8. You have exactly the right attitude about Christmas. Generally it is the time honored, simple traditional things that children enjoy doing and remember

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  9. Wonderful quilts Deb... love these scrappy treasures!
    Enjoy your stitching and your wonderful traditions with the kids!

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  10. I love that you spend time with your family making memories. I love the colors in your quilts. Do you like hand quilting in an oval frame better than a round one?

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  11. The colors in your teal trip block are wonderful! claire aka knitnkwilt.wordpress.com

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