I hope you had a great week, mine could not have been nicer.
Nothing beats spending time with family.
We cooked, ate, played, shopped and went to movies. The house seems so empty today, having my daughter home just brings this house to life. Cooper's been wandering around the house all day, wondering where those 4 extra hands went that petted him all weekend long.
We played a new game, Farkle.
It's fast paced and a nice combination of luck and strategy. The rules are easy with next to no learning curve. If you're looking for a new family game, give this one a try.
I had a list a mile long of things to do around the house today, but after not being in my sewing room for what seemed like forever, I decided I had earned a few hours and I took them.
I was wanting to feel like I accomplished something and am feeling the Christmas spirit, so I decided to work on a Fat Quarter Shop Designer Mystery Block of the Month block. I had 3 to choose from.
Block Five - Peppermint Pinwheels, by Carrie Nelson called my name.
This block went together perfectly, the directions could not have been any simpler. Thanks Carrie! If you are waffling on joining this BOM, don't let your piecing skills be the reason you don't join. So far, all the blocks have been super easy to assemble, and I think cute as can be.
I'm trying to avoid putting any of the blue fabric from this project into my blocks.
Here are the fabrics that came with the kit, I like the fa la la fabric, but not the blue so much, so I made a few substitutions.
Ta da, 4 down, 2 blocks waiting their turn, and one probably in the mail as I type this blog. I hope to be all up to date on my blocks before the first of the year. What better month than December to work on a Christmas quilt.
We did a little shopping while my daughter was home,
and I picked up this pillow at Pottery Barn. I like to buy one new Christmas decoration each year. I usually try to get something after the holidays, on sale, but I saw this and thought it was a perfect match for my sofa.
I had seen this pillow in the Pottery Barn catalog, but it looks much better in person than in print. I didn't even notice the jingle bells on the pillow until I saw it in the store.
I'm not sure what type of needlework this is, but the detail is amazing.
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It's nothing but decorating and sewing for me this week, I'm hoping for a happy drive down that Mocha Trail.