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Monday, 16 December 2013

The Festive Season

After my trip to India It's been some time since I got down to any sewing mainly because I wasn't feeling that great. I felt so tired and light headed and finally my stomach started playing me up. After a visit to the doctors and tests it turns out I bought more back from India  than I went with. YEP I have a nasty old parasite been living in my lower gut. I'm on a very strong antibiotic and the next week should see it gone!!!!  Fingers crossed!
I have felt a little better this week and am not feeling quite so light headed and vague.
Doctor told me to rest so have at last been putting the binding on my prickly star quilt. I don't know why I put off doing this job but the answer was to put on a good dvd and get on with it. 

Sandy at the Quilting Company has done a great job which you can see better from the back.

Good job Sandy. 

With the help of my son I managed to get the house decorated for Christmas. First up was to choose a Christmas tree. I needed a 6ft. Right just Neil's size. 

I also had a little help from Abi but she really was more intent on playing with the sledge and anything else she could get her hands on. 
This little one is in for a surprise next year with a baby brother or sister on its way. Seems only yesterday that my son and daughter in law were getting married and a twosome and then all of a sudden they will be a foursome.
Some more additions to my Christmas decorations this year is my new Willi Raye Santa.

I had my eye on this last winter but it was to expensive. I was delighted to find it in the January sale at half price. Good things come to those who wait!!!!!
Another half price bargain in the January sale.

Another couple of tree ornaments from my trip to New England this year.
What's on the rack this year. Not sure if its the same as last time but it looks festive.

I love Warren Kimble and bought a yard of this fabric of his on ebay some years ago. I just couldn't cut into it so instead just cut it into four strip and split it with checkerboard. Reminds me so much of Vermont. 
Finally the door wreath, I bought the greenery from my local florist and decorated it myself.

I know I should be resting up but hey Christmas is only nine days away and their's a lot to do. I hope your all prepared ?



  1. Not ready at all! It will come anyway :0) Your granddaughter looks like a darling! I have always loved your prickly stars quilt - it must feel good to have it finished - it looks wonderful!

  2. Not ready here yet either but your photos certainly have inspired me. Another new grand-baby, how exciting! Time really flies once our kids are grown, doesn't it?

  3. I'm ready as I'll every be. Love seeing the decor around your home- so pretty!
    Now, take care of yourself and do what the dr ordered. Rest!

  4. I am always way behind with things but I do enjoy seeing other people getting ready. You have some little treasures there and Abi is the best one. That time will soon go for your new arrival to be here. Now be a good girl and rest.

  5. I think after all these Christmas decorations you really need to take some rest. Like the others already told you be a good girl and do what the doctor told you REST .

  6. Nine days - gulp! Sorry to hear that you have picked up a nastie but you should be great for Christmas, it sounds! Your Prickly Star quilt is beautiful - the gorgeous quilting enhances the lovely work you have done on it. Your decorating is nice too - you have some lovely treasures, it is nice to hear the story behind them.

  7. Well, on the bright side, you were home before you got sick. Sounds like no fun at all, though; I'm sorry. Your decorating looks wonderful and I'm in love with the feathered star!

  8. I can't stop looking at your star quilt -- it's beautiful! And what a great idea you came up with, for using your piece of "Vermont" fabric.

  9. Oh your house looks so festive and pretty! Love the red tree candle holder.
    Your star quilt is beautiful and the quilting is stunning.
    Sorry to hear about your belly - feel better soon.
    Abi- so sweet!!

  10. Your Christmas decorations are just beautiful and I enjoyed the little tour of them. Hope you are feeling better soon and have a great Christmas.

  11. Sorry to hear that you haven't been well but hope you are starting to feel better. The Christmas decorations look lovely, and your family news is great. Have a good Christmas! X

  12. Dear Sue,
    the quilt ist gorgeous!!! and the quilting...superb.
    I wish you a very Happy New Year!!!

    Greetings Karina