Before you yell at me for getting ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday please remember that I posted a wonderful Autumn Checklist and Autumn Quilts and Feeling Thankful post. I also know that if I wait until after Thanksgiving to start thinking about Christmas I will never finish in time!
My goal to finish this Snow Globe Collage Quilt is still possible and I work on it a bit every day. I am really enjoying the process. I got addicted to the technique when I made the pumpkin quilt and really enjoyed all of your comments on that post. It got me to thinking I could make anything, but to be honest, I might need a collage 'break' after this one because it's a doozy!
I start by pulling out some of my favorite holiday quilts which include Under the Mistletoe and
Piney Grove, along with the table runner version of each! And I toss Christmas quilts on the beds as well! I will slowly start replacing pumpkins with Santas and Christmas decor. I won't put up the tree until I have a house full of helpers at Thanksgiving.
I might make new stockings this year, as we've used the same ones for over 20 years. This year is all about starting new traditions and making new memories! I honestly hadn't planned on having surgery before Christmas, so we will have to see what happens and what doesn't. After this year, anything is a bonus, don't you think?
Merry Everything Y'all!
Your comment, "after this year anything is a bonus" is so true. I try to treat each day as a gift and find new things to be grateful for and enjoy each small thing. I gave away two of my big Christmas quilts last year so I'm feverishly working on a new one. I love the snow globe collage pattern and look forward to seeing your finish.ReplyDelete
i love Christmas!! and you can think about it all year long!!! these are great projects!ReplyDelete
Your Under the Mistletoe is one of my all time faves ... but Piney Grove is really sweet, too!! I love decorating for the holidays. Your collage is coming along! :)ReplyDelete
I see lots of people getting started on Christmas decorating early this year. Love yoru collage!ReplyDelete
I agree, Under the Mistletoe, is one of my favorites. Not quite ready to get Christmas decorations out yet, but soon.ReplyDelete
Lovely projects, lovely quilting. So nice to start thinking about the most wonderful time of the year. Always inspiring to visit you!ReplyDelete