Madame Samm at Sew We Quilt in her kerchief and Marlene at Stitching by The Lake in her cap had just settle down for a long winters nap; especially after coordinating this awesome hop and cheering us on.
But over in my sewing room there arose such a clatter, you'll spring from your chair to see what was the matter.
Away to the mailbox I flew like a flash and ripped open the package and pullout out my stash... from Gramama Jane. I knew in a moment she must be St. Nick.
Jane knew exactly what I would like. A new Christmas table runner that I LOVE! The King even commented how nice it was. I love the quilts in each of the panels.
And the red gingham plastic bag holder. A much needed improvement over my previous bag holder!
The pincushion (from Rush Hour fabrics) and the tissue holder are just a cute as can be. Oh and who wouldn't want more fabric for their stash; a fat quarter and the wrapping around all the gifts.
Now, back to Twas The Night....
He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot, and his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot; maybe he should have had one of these garment bags.
They're great for men, women, teens... just about everyone. You can use pre-quilted fabric to make it go together faster too. And oilcloth, laminates, corduroy, denim, all durable fabrics to make them out of. Wouldn't it be cute with a ruffle too. Okay, maybe not on this one for the King but with different fabrics. They were quick and easy. The hardest thing was finding a 30" zipper in our little town. You can find the tutorial here.
A bundle of toys he had flung on his back, .... ok maybe just a bundle of wood in this firewood tote. Super fast! Maybe 30 minutes! You can find the tutorial here.
And the beard on his chin was as white as the snow; .... like this towel. (No pattern but I'll give you measurements in a couple of days.) Again, super quick and easy; 30 mintues to 1 hour
He had a broad face and a little round belly.... like these placemats and pot holders (again no pattern). I quilted my own fabric but you could buy red placements (especially this time of year; I noticed Big Lots has them for $2.50 each.)
He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,..... he's been drinking the wine... (wink, wink) (no pattern for this one either)
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread;
He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,... at the other quilting blogs up for today. Go visit them and see all their goodies filling santa's sleigh.
Friday, Nov. 21
Quilting Queen Online (you're at Queen Santa's house now)
And filled all the stockings; then turned with a jerk,
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose;
He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight—
“Happy Quilty Christmas to all, and to all a good night!”
Santa left a nice giveaway under my tree.... An extra Santa Belly Hand Towel just for you. Leave me a comment and tell me if you've started your Christmas shopping. I'll use random number generator to pick a winner. It's open to everyone, I'll ship internationally too. Make sure you're not a no-reply blogger. I can't give you something if I can't contact you.
HO HO HO! MERRY CHRISTMAS!