I've been working like crazy on this quilt trying to get it done on time. I'm going to be late. There is always something going on that seems to prevent me from getting to it and there are times I just need a break from it.
I've been machine quilting it and I'm about half-way done. I need to finish 8 blocks and the outer poinsettia border. It really is lovely.
Once I get the binding on, I'll post some pictures. I know I'll be done next week, but the pictures may not get posted. I still have Christmas cards to make.
I found this gem of an idea on Pinterest and thought it would be a perfect little thank you for all of the teachers and leaders that work with the kids in Primary at church. I included Scout leaders and Activity Day Leaders, which meant that I needed 36. I set out on a hunt for these cute, little 4 oz. jars. A couple of months ago I saw a lot of them but now it was hard to find it. After several unsuccessful trips, I ended up going 30 minutes away to another store that showed they had enough cases in stock. Super easy to make and well received.
For 8 jars, you will need:
1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
10 pkgs. (2 oz. ea.) caramel dipping sauce
2 Skor bars or a bag of Heath toffee bits
8 (1/2C or 4 oz.) Mason or Ball jars
Mix the cream cheese with 2 of the dips. Divide it between the 8 jars. Clean the rim after it you smoosh it down and smooth it. Spread 1 pkg. of the caramel dip on the cream cheese layer in each jar. Top with crushed S…
Can you believe that it is October 5th and I'm actually starting my Christmas cards?! How many years I plan to be working on them by now and I really get started in November.
This card uses the stamp set Reason for the Season. I combined a lot of things I like on this card, embossing, piercing and using the aquapainter. The piercing is hard to see but it is on the red strip above the poinsettia.
Stamps: Reason for the Season
CS: Mossy Meadow, Real Red, WW, Season of Cheer DP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Real Red, Mossy Meadow
Misc.: Boughs and Berries EF, rhinestones, Real Red 3/8" satin ribbon (retired), aquapainter
I hear this is popular to do again. I was trying to think when it was that it was "in" and I'm guessing it was 6 years ago. Like fashion, techniques come full circle with slight changes. The change this round is using the white pen to add dots. Super easy to do with a different look that pops. Stamps: Kind and Caring ThoughtsCS: Lovely Lilac, Orchid Opulence, Black, WW Ink: Craft WhiteMisc,.: Delphinium grosgrain (discontinued), white gel pen, eyelet border punch, Dimensionals