Christmas In My Heart

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With all my heart I do appreciate all the work that Marian of Seams To Be Sew put into organizing this hop.

I wanted so much to show you something wonderful. I even had 3 projects in mind to make. There was my first and two backups if should need them. Well, this is how things went.

Project #1

Project #1

A tree skirt called Starry Night from the book A Santa’s Scrapbook by Debbie Mumm. I have wanted to make this for years. So I thought for this hop it would be my time. Well, first I ran out of fabric. Got that fixed and then I began to have problems lining up the triangles (not shown) with the diamonds blocks. After seam ripping it for what seemed like 50 times I sat that aside. I’m not much of a piece’r.

So I moved on to my back ups.

Project #2

Project #2

Christmas stockings also from the same book. I was unable to complete. These are going to be for the family. Guess what? They can’t make up their minds if the like the colors I picked out. They are good with black, it’s mine and their signature color. Yes, black is a color. 🙂 It’s the collars.

So, on to Project #3

Project #3

My problem here. Well, with all my commitments and the (not so) wasted time on projects 1 & 2 I’m just now out of time. So unfortunately this is all I have to show. I will continue to work on these and when I can, I’ll post for you in a later post. Thanks so much for stopping by.

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94 thoughts on “Christmas In My Heart

  1. Triangles are very difficult – I attempted some this summer and was getting very frustrated. Sewshecan has a trick with starch that was like magic. It was amazing!
    The black with Christmas will be such a striking combo for your stockings, very elegant! And your gingerbread is way too sweet!

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  2. I’m feeling virtuous, I helped my DIL with a baby quilt, her 1st attempt at applique. But while I was standby moral and education support I was able to finish 2 pillow shams, a decorative pillow and a duvet cover that have been sitting near my sewing machine for months. What a relief to put them in the finished pile! I really understand about UFO’s, sometimes the time is just not right to get what you want done. Thanks for writing, Love the gingerbread doll.

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  3. Your stockings will be lovely once the fabric is agreed upon and your gingerbread man is darling! I look forward to seeing your completed pieces and the tree skirt in the future.

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  4. Sorry, but I have to chuckle . . . because this happens to me a lot (always nice to know I’m not the only one frustrated so). Just remember ‘this too shall pass’ and move on to something else. Please do share your projects when you’ve gotten them finished.

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  5. I had that same problem with Christmas stockings. No one could commit to a color scheme! I hope your Gingerbread men come together quickly for you! I also have a pattern for a tree skirt sitting and waiting – you are farther along than me! Merry Christmas!

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  6. The old expression “the best laid plans of mice and men ..” seems to apply here. I so live in your world of incomplete projects but I have come to believe that things eventually get done when they are meant to. Cute gingerbread man. Have a Merry Christmas.

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  7. I can understand where you are at. I have so many projects I want to do but time seems to always be an issue. Good luck on finishing all you planned to complete.

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  8. Bad starts and ripping stitches is all part of a quilter’s day but the end results more than makes up for those minor interruptions. Don’t get discouraged!

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  9. So frustrating when projects don’t go the way they are supposed to!! Your tree skirt will be gorgeous when you figure out the problem (maybe applique will save the day?) and from what I can see of your stockings, they will be fabulous too!! Love the gingerbread men…totally adorable!!!

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  10. Love Christmas songs and stories. Christmas snow may be on the list for Oklahoma this year. I don’t feel bad about finishing projects late, they are still loved. crystalbluern at tds dot net

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  11. They are all great projects and it is nice to hear that your projects are going like mind so often do, lol. I have always wanted to make a tree skirt and can’t wait to see how yours turns out! 🙂

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  12. Love the fabric you picked out for the stockings. Would match my family room and kitchen decor perfectly 🙂 Don’t stress about the unfinished – we’ve all been there!
    Rose

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  13. I have to agree with everyone else, Using these comments as a witness, this seems to be the way of a quilter. There are too many of us for it to be a bad thing. How ever it can stress you out if you let it and that is a bad thing. So let it go and move on to the next thing and come back to these when you feel like it. If nothing else , what a great start on next Christmas. Keep it simple this year.
    I really like the fabric you have chosen for the stockings. Don’t understand the wall hanging yet, the ginger bread man is going to be cute. And yes I want to see all of them as you get them finished.
    Enjoyed your post, it made me feel better.

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