Saturday, December 24, 2016

Christmas Eve....

Merry Christmas Eve to you all! We had our 'first' Christmas yesterday afternoon at Grandma's house (my MIL). She loves Christmas and it was a fun time. The kids got way too many things but loved everything. They were to have a double kid sleepover but Papa Andy was not feeling up to it so they came home with us with a Raincheck for another time.

On my way home, I met up with a nice lady I know from girl scouts who had taken in 4 sisters so they could be together. They had been split up between two foster homes so they are now all together again with her and her daughter. I gifted them each a quilt for Christmas.... 6 quilts gone from my house! Thank goodness for the RSC Challenge so I had plenty of quilts to choose from for gifting. It also means I have no excuse to finally finish up some quilts instead of having lots of blocks stuck into drawers just waiting to have something done with them..... which leads me to something new.

17 for 2017 over at Pomegranateandchintz. Since I have so many projects, I will try this new challenge where you just try and move things along over the span of a few weeks. It should be fun and who knows, maybe a couple of UFO's might actually get crossed of the list this year, while others make some progress! See the icon over in the sidebar or click on the link above for more information. I created a tab with my list of 17 projects.... there might be some changes in there before we start in January but at least I have been trying to whittle the projects down a bit.

Hopefully I can get a little sewing reward time today between cleaning the house up, baking off some cookies and generally prepping for my in-laws to come over tomorrow for Christmas. Grandma just arrived and took the kids to the park! Yippee.... at least what I clean will stay clean for a few minutes!

I hope to sew up the last RSC row and get that into a top and maybe quilted this week - fingers crossed!. Hand stitching in the evenings will be on the little doll quilt which has 1/3 of the 30 peels quilted at this point. Time to move the hoop tonight.

The green border needs some swirling circles I think. Maybe I can get an hour of Christmas time to get that stitched tomorrow?

Linking up with the RSC Challenge today while I think of all the pretty blocks I will try to make next year with the challenge.

If you have some skittles hanging around the house..... you can try this. Put them in groups of 2 colors together around the outside of a plate. Pour some hot water in and watch!

This morning was a game of pictionary. One of the new games Aidan got yesterday. They are off to the park to shoot off his rocket (using baking soda and vinegar). Too many trees by our house.

Off to clean before everyone returns! Where is that magical maid and quilter when you need her?


  1. so nice of you to give quilts to all those kids - I will be making more of my quilts into couch size quilts I think and finding places to gift - I just make so many and they are stacking up

  2. Not sure that I will join in, but 17 for 2017 sounds like a good way to make some progress! Enjoy the weekend and...
    Merry Christmas!!!

  3. Isn't it fun to gift quilts?! That was so nice of you. I haven't had time to sew - hoping for Monday. Merry Christmas! ~Jeanne

  4. I have already planned to finish one UFO for 2017 per month. I know I have several others that need moved along. I'm in on the 17 in 2017. Good luck with your plans. Happy holidays. Can't wait to see our finishes for 2017.

  5. Merry Christmas Deb! You've certainly spread some cheer in gifting those quilts.

  6. What a wonderful Christmas gift you were able to share! Sometimes the best part of quilting is giving them away! Thanks for the link to 17 for 2017, this may be something I need to do. Merry Christmas!

  7. Christmas really is for children. Merry Christmas!

  8. So sweet of you to gift those 6 quilts. Only quilters realize what a guilt gift really means.
    Love your doll quilt. Hope you had a Merry Christmas. Wish you have a Happy New Year, too.

  9. Oh How fun to be able to gift the quilts. Merry Christmas!

  10. I have to tell the DIL about that Skittles trick! :)