A week or so before Christmas I finally finished Maria's tee shirt quilt using her WVU tees from each year's Marching Band shirts and others that she accumulated in her four years of fun in Morgantown....
...and appropriately enough she picked out some Stonehenge in Old Gold and Blue for the backing and binding....goes good with the Mountaineer theme!
Wanted to make something for James too...so I found this tutorial online...
...I added an extra set of pockets....easy peasy!! Thanks Allisa!!
The number nine you ask..... ....starting next week....hope you can join us in the fun...and a few giveaways!!
We came, we saw, we chopped!! Yep, a Charlie Brown Christmas tree if I ever saw one...boy, I need to add some more button stars to my tree forest!
Tonight was our shop Christmas Party at Carly's place, we had to bring a pot luck dish (I brought Curried Rice and Coconut Cupcakes) and a White Elephant gift. Since I work in a quilt shop I thought someone would like a pin cushion....
I just had to make it....it had to come out of my fingers...that tree on the right just willed itself to be made out of a scrap of green batik. Gonna hang it at work to demonstrate this magnetic mini quilt hanger....think I might sell the quilt too. Do you think I should....$25 too much? After I made the mini we went to Harper's Ferry for a little Christmas cheer and enjoyed a Tuba Christmas. These performances happen all over the US and a few places overseas, low brass peeps getting together once a year, practicing for one hour then perform Christmas music for our pleasure!
What a beautiful backdrop. Go check out their site and see if there is a performance near you...it's free! I was a bit meloncoly because this is the first one we have seen with out Maria there playing her tuba. Maybe next year!
For some more free music the boy's band Hold Tight! released a new LP....you can download it for free...or a couple of bucks if you want. His Uncle Peter said that was silly because then they would never make any money....first person to download it bought it for $10!:) If you like the music pass their link on to your friends....or at least their kids!!;)
Lastly...I'm trying one more time. Mailed this wee wallhanging to Maria with a few other items...hopefully this one will make it!