Friday, November 25, 2011

Being naughty….

 

Oh my, busy, busy!

Some presents are finished, some are not!…

And….

I’m breaking the rules……

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Santa, I hope you will understand!…

…. sneak peeks!!….

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Now…..

I’m being really naughty!……

Well, maybe it is ok, nobody knows for whom they are ;-)))

                                   Red and white,

                                         Christmas delight!

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Santa’s toys,

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and goodies!

 

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Pitter-patting in the kitchen…

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Chocolate, cinnamon, vanilla, almond, ginger….

What a wonderful smell!

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The first Christmas cookies!

Next ones will be baked soon!

Hope you’re enjoying this wonderful season!

Have a lovely weekend!

xmcl1k

Suzie

Friday, November 18, 2011

Blogger’s Quilt Festival

 

This year, for the first time, I joined the Blogger’s Quilt Festival organized by Amy.

I’ve always enjoyed this fun event where you get to see and admire the beautiful quilts and the quilters.

Can you imagine how happy I was to read I had won one of the prizes?

A wonderful package of Hand Dyed Fabrics from Vicki Welsh!

It arrived this week,  I love it.

Thanks so much to Amy and the sponsors for such a wonderful event.

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And it’s been getting colder. ..

 

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So….

It’s time to knit new socks to keep my feet warm  ;-))))

 

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Another week that went by so fast!…

The First Advent is coming!

And that means baking and decorating, making, sewing, wrapping, sending. When this lovely, pretty busy time of the year begin, this is the song that comes to my mind:

 

MRS. SANTA CLAUS
(Fulton / Harple / Steele)

George Melachrino & His Orch. - 1954
Nat King Cole - 1956


Who feeds the reindeer all their hay
Who wraps the gifts and packs the sleigh
Who's helping Santa every day
Mrs. Santa Claus

Who keeps his red suit looking nice
Who does he turn to for advice
Who gives the brownies all their spice
Mrs. Santa Claus

She pitter-patters all around the workshop
The whole year long
Amid the happy clatter of the workshop
She sings a very merry Christmas song

Who reads the notes from girls and boys
Turns in the order for their toys
Who fills every wondrous heart with joys
Mrs. Santa Claus
 
Doesn’t that sound familiar to you?!


I have to go back to the sewing room, some sneak peak next time.


Wishing you a lovely weekend!


thgcl1d


signature Suzie


 


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Sewing and giving

Now I can show you some gifts I’ve made for friends that celebrated their birthdays and also some gifts as a little “thank you”:

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My friend Annie showed me how to sew this one, it’s a nifty bag. Not difficult to sew, but you just have to understand how! Thank you so much Annie!

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Another zip bag with a funny fabric:

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Until next time!

Have a lovely and creative week!

flcl1i

signature Suzie

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Yellows, oranges and a bit of brown

With a lot of Kaffe Fassett fabrics and wovens, I started this top.

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I had never worked with his fabric collection before, but somehow when I decided to start buying them, my choice was orange and yellow tones. What I realized when I was washing, cutting and sewing these fabric was that it was making me quite happy – nothing new for quilters, that’s our passion. But it was more than just happy as usual, I felt good about it. Perhaps because I was having a difficult time, I was feeling down. Working on this quilt helped me to liven up.

I remember I read once about the meaning of colors, but did not pay much attention to it. After this experience I got curious and looked for an answer. These are some of the explanations I found:

 

Orange is a power color. It is one of the healing colors.(…) It also stimulates enthusiasm and creativity. Orange means vitality with endurance.

 

¨ Orange combines the energy of red and the happiness of yellow. It is associated with joy, sunshine, and tropics.

¨ Orange represents enthusiasm, fascination, happiness, creativity, determination, attraction, success, encouragement, and stimulation.

¨ Orange increases oxygen supply to the brain, produces an invigorating effect, and stimulates mental activity. It is highly accepted among young people.

¨ Orange is the color of fall and harvest.

 

How about that?

I was amazed how true that was – in my case, anyway.

How do you feel about colors? Are they an issue for you?

Time to tame the “beast”!

A good advice I was given was to put an ironing board at the same level as the table so that you get more even space.

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It was done when the leaves started to fall.

I just love it.

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Now…

Changing to another color…

A little “Granny Smith” for a dear friend:

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Until next time!

Have a lovely and creative day!

signature Suzie