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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  14. I’ve been feeling exactly the same way with so many ideas in my head, but life just hasn’t let most of them happen. I love your gingerbread doll and I’m sure those stockings will be beautiful when they are finished. Loved this post!

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  15. I think we all have grand plans to make such wonderful things for our loved ones and friends. And each of us too have had ‘those days’ where we just can’t get things right whether it’s from having to fix our errors, or just not being able to decide which of the million projects we want to complete will get finished OR even started. I think as long as you can get something started, then you’re doing good. Your Gingerbread stuffie is going to be super cute for sure. And the other things will be wonderful. I have faith you will get them all done and they’ll each be beautiful and fill someone’s heart with joy.

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  16. Everone has probably been in your place at one time or another. Take a deep breath, visit some of the other bloggers, and move ahead. May the peace of the Christmas season fill your heart.

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  17. Oh my, this sounds so like me at this time!! Love, love, love your fabrics for stockings–lucky family! I’m sooo glad there’s still a few weeks to get Christmas projects done!

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  18. i certainly can relate to your frustrations with the problems you are having. just remember, nothing on this earth is perfect; we can only do our best.

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  19. Sometimes…OK…most of the time we way overplan our projects. Then life just happens…. But spending time and sharing laughs with friends and family is what the holidays and every day are all about anyways ~ right:)

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  20. This happens to us all, I think. But I love your posts and it looks like this post will actually get loaded. I don’t think some of my other posts made it. A Google problem, or more likely an operator error (mine). Good luck getting caught up. Is there such a thing?

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  21. I’m right with you in starting projects and then hitting a snag and moving on. I have a Christmas quilt top that should have been quilted for Christmas last year, but still it sits. Maybe soon….

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  22. Tis the season…I think we all secretly or not so secretly walk in your shoes daily! Both in ripping those blasted projects that just won’t go together properly and with the holiday stitching chaos! But we do survive. Know your in good company. 🙂 I just love Mr.Gingerbread!!

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  23. I liked to see your projects even if not completed! And don’t worry too much about lining up triangles… trees are irregular, so they could feel bad if their skirt is all perfect while their branches are not… we don’t want to upset christmas trees, right? 🙂 Thanks for sharing your projects!!

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  24. Well that’s the way life goes, isn’t it! I’d love to see those stockings! They look like they will be elegant. Like they say…Keep Calm and Stitch On!!

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  25. I hope your projects eventually come together — sometimes they just need to simmer a while before they can be just right! We’ve all had projects like that.

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  26. We all go through times like this. Don’t give up–you will persevere. You definitely have Christmas in your heart!! Thanks for sharing!

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  27. Christmas is here in the heart of Theresa, a wallhanging, some stockings and a very cute gingerbreat man. Whether done or not, your intentions were of heart, the black fabric in the stockings is gorgeous, and the wallhanging looks like it’s going to be amazing. I’m definitely going to want to see the Gingerbread Man when you finish it.

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  28. So often my best plans just fizzle and I’m left wondering, “What happened?” I’m sure your finished stockings will be beautiful, and I love your little gingerbread man! He will certainly brighten up your house this holiday.

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  29. Hey, I love all your projects and feel they are packed with #CreativeGoodness. I look forward to following along and seeing how they look when they are finished….which I’m sure will be delightful. You certainly inspired me by sharing what you are working on.

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  30. Your post made me smile because it sounds exactly like the sort of things that happen to me! I do love your ginger person, though. I look forward to seeing that finished, as well as the stockings when people make up their minds. As for the first project, I’m not sure I can offer anything but sympathy. =)

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