Two more and Halloween/Christmas
Two more blocks for the 1857 quilt. I think I have reached my limit. I have appliqued 30 blocks so far in this QAL and 30 is enough for me.
|The lower triangle is a bit wonky and that is after repairing it. You should have seen it before the tlc.|
I am in the process of sewing them in one unit, 5 blocks by 6 blocks. I have already appliqued the fleur de lis border units. Soon I will be able to show all that I've completed in one whole.
October went by so quickly. I still haven't decorated for Halloween. I don't think it's going to happen this year.
|Cute crocheted decorations my daughter Tina made a few years ago.|
I need to get busy on my Christmas Shopping. I like to shop this time of year because the stores are full of merchandise and not too many shoppers. People are waiting for the DEALS that come on Black Friday and afterwards. I don't have very many people to shop for since I just give my grown up kids $$$$. That has simplified the shopping for me.
|Notice the quilt made into curtains.|
I decided that some people are true gift givers. My sister is one of those amazing people. She loves to shop for just the right item and is so delighted to present the gift. To me, it is just too much stress to be responsible for all that happiness. I'm not a Grinch, I'm simply not a natural at this. Although I descend from the greatest gift giver of them all - my mother. Nothing brought her more happiness than figuring out an idea, hunting for just the right item at the right price, carefully wrapping the gift, (she had a knack), and then offering her heart wrapped up with the bow. She was terrific and she made Christmas magic. Instead of inheriting her ability, I was carefully trained to become a gracious gift receiver, trying to give her the reaction that would please.
(It's crazy what we figure out when we analyze things.)
Back to Halloween, I hope your day is filled with fun surprises, great costumes, yummy treats, and family.
I'm linking up with Slow Sunday Stitching at Kathy's Quilts.