I really am ready for Christmas. This year I realized that I was not going to be able to get out to Christmas shop.Being house bound for days and Jack's difficulty getting around in inclement weather wiped out the window of time I had counted on. When we finally got out we bought gift cards for most of the people on our list and I took care of the rest of it on the internet.
I finished the pot holders as I had planned to when the weather turned bad again. The finishing was much faster than the piecing because there was no more agonizing over the next fabric to add. They measure 10 inches point to point. I chose not to add hanging loops because we don't hang our pot holders and they can be used as hot pads or even snack mats.
This is on the design wall. The two wall hangings were made different years but the colors are almost exactly the same shades. The stockings were scraps from many different years and probably were scraps given to me by different people.The two blocks are just block flimsies from my odd block box. I filled in the spaces with left over fussy cut fabric hexagon motifs that were from my Christmas pot holder project.
When my mother in law was in a nursing home I made her small mini quilts that slipped over an 8 x 10 plastic stand-up sign holder. This is the Christmas one here with the Mr and Mrs Santas that I made nearly 20 years ago. The little house was from an ornament exchange at work.This little vignette sits on top of my printer.
This is a narrow bulletin board on an adjacent wall to the right of the one above. These mini quilts were made with left overs from other projects, one of them is in the photo above of my design wall. Right next to the bulletin board are the high windows above my desk and there is Lucy standing up looking out at the snow.
Below is the yard she is looking out on. At 10 am the snow was coming down fast and heavy.
It was discouraging but I am getting used to being snowed in and I just went about doing the usual stuff that needs to be done.
And then... about noon I looked out and saw blue sky and shadows. Much of the heavy snow had fallen off the trees I had a clear view of the barn and a building across the road. I would be jumping for joy if I could jump.
Maybe we can get OUT tomorrow.