Sunday, December 21, 2008

I'm so thankful......

I received the most wonderful present from my dear "mom" Shirley - it is absolutely spectacular and I am so grateful for her kindness. Shirley does wonderful landscapes, as well as having a Yahoo group that gives free classes in quilting...... Along with this landscape, there was a handmade quilt holder... very innovative and great for storage. I also received some wonderful thread.... and other Christmas goodies..... I am blessed indeed to have Shirley as my second "mom".

While I was in Calgary, I went to shop at my favorite quilt store, Traditional Pastimes.... AND they had a sale on Christmas fabrics.... well, what's a quilter to do.... I bought myself a new Christmas pattern for next year plus some great new fabrics... This will be my 2009 Christmas quilt...... I will have to update my UFO list for 2009 pretty soon.... I have lots of things I haven't put on there.

My new friend, Jennifer, from Bronze Wombat, has a great tutorial on how to make the folded star patchwork trivet....I have always wanted to make one of these and now I can.... it would be great for Valentine's day or even Easter...Great Job, Jennifer.
Thought for the Day
"It is required of every man," the ghost returned, "that the spirit within him should walk abroad among his fellow-men, and travel far and wide; and, if that spirit goes not forth in life, it is condemned to do so after death".
A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens

3 comments:

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Debbie
It sounds like Shirley is a wonderful friend. I love the landscpape.
I look forward to seeing your 2009 quilt when it's finished.
Best Wishes, Happy Christmas & Happy Quilting
Lindsay

Fiesta said...

Debbie, what lovely treats and I love the vintage spool pattern. I did not know that one was out. I may have to join you in that venture.

Jennifer said...

What a beautiful landscape - and how lucky are you with those luscious new fabrics!