Saturday, December 12, 2009
A very mellow Christmas...
A mellow Christmas...that is my goal for this year. I am taking the Holidays a bit slower. A few less decorations around the house, fewer party commitments, and a bit less baking. (Periodically I get a panicky feeling but it passes quickly...)
Last week I did go to my guild's two Christmas parties...both were wonderful. The evening group got together at a members house. She has the most amazing quilting studio. They took was was a two car garage and converted it so it has space for cutting tables, storage, a long arm, embroidery corner, and her sewing table.
You may recognize the quilt pattern on the longarm...yup, it is one of Bonnie Hunter's...Virginia Crossroads (I think?...)
The day group met at our usual place and did a covered dish...two days worth of calories in one sitting. These quilters can cook...curried chicken salad, derby pie, and this wonderful chocolate cake with cherries on it ....yikes. The little quilt on the top of this post was made by my friend Rachel who is part of the guild...she makes great little character quilt-lettes.
One of our older members also brought a stack of blocks she was given by a neighbor. How fun were these to look through! The hand stitching on them is so tiny and perfect. Since they have spent their lives wrapped up in some muslin the colors are still very fresh.Today was rainy and cold...really cold. I stayed in - made some bread and tried a new Christmas loaf/cake recipe. Smells good and makes the house feel warmer!