Monday, December 24, 2018

Christmas Cheer

T'was the night before Christmas and mom is still cleaning, shopping, wrapping and blogging!

I helped decorate my colleague's and my office before leaving for Venice. At least that was done when I came back to Canada! I had one week to get ready for the holidays, and I spent most of it in bed or helping my daughter who was even sicker than I. Oh well, I'm sort of rested and at least we weren't sick during our trip 😊.

Office decorations & hexies

If I'm writing a post, it's probably because there are textiles or fibre involved :-)

My office decorations
My colleague's
decorated office

I created these two hangings years ago. They are both made of wool roving on hand-woven backgrounds.

Snowman hanging

I used to use the hangings to display the Christmas you remember those days when we sent and received lots of Christmas cards? That was essentially before the internet and social media. Things have changed.

I've kept the prettiest or most sentimental of the Christmas cards. They are great for decorating or making other things.

The office plant is decorated with a double-woven decoration.
Decorating the office plant
This is the second Christmas hanging with brand new Christmas hexies - made last night!
Christmas hexies
This year I've only taken out a couple of bags of Christmas fabric scraps. I don't have that much Christmas fabric but I knew that I wouldn't be making anything significant this year, so the scraps were fine.

I found enough red fabric to make one hexie and then fussy cut other fabrics for two more hexies. I'll be adding these to the piece I'm making with the #100hexies100days2018.
Light Christmas themed hexies

Dark Christmas themed hexies
Christmas Runner

A couple of years ago I made this Christmas runner for a friend but, of course, forgot to take pictures. Her kids like snowmen, so I added a couple of snowman blocks at each end, with star block in between. I'll look into my Christmas quilting magazine stash to see where it comes from and add it later.

Snowman Christmas runner

Snowman Christmas runner

The back of the Snowman Christmas runner

Season Wishes

I wish you a wonderful holiday season. It's not always an easy time of the year but I hope that you get some time to enjoy your family &/or friends, great food, and some quilting and resting time.

What I learned
  • I don't think that I could have expected to be sick when I got back but this year my family decided to keep everything really simple for Christmas. I hope that we do that each year. BTW, I cleaned (sort of) and decorated the house yesterday with my daughter. The guys had put up the Christmas tree before we got back, so that was a wonderful surprise! I am almost ready.😊
  • I still have a few posts to write before the end of the year, including some exciting news, so look for them soon. 
Related links
Linking parties
I will be linking to a lot of link-ups, so check them out! Monday Making, What I Made Monday, To-Do Tuesday, Linky Tuesday, Tuesday Colour Linky Party, Let's Bee Social, Midweek Makers, Oh Scrap!, Silly Mama Quilts - WIPs, ScrapHappy SaturdaysFriday Foto FunCan I Get A Whoop Whoop?,
I've also linked this post to Sandra's Throwback Thursday since these are almost all older, non-posted projects!


  1. Merry Christmas! Thank you for sharing your wonderful decorations with us.

    1. Thanks Shasta. I hope you had a great Christmas. Happy New Year - I really like your calendar!

  2. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

    thanks so much for linking up!

    1. Thanks Brooke. I hope you had a good Christmas. Happy New Year!

  3. What a bummer to be sick, but at least you got to enjoy a quiet Christmas. Cute decorations!

    1. Hi Chris, it was a bummer to be sick but the new year is looking good so far! Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Merry Christmas! So sorry you got sick, but thankfully recovered enough to enjoy a simpler Christmas. You have made nice woven and quilted decorations.

    1. Hi Sharon, we did enjoy our quiet Christmas. My husband just missed playing games with the kids, so we'll have to make sure that we do that next year it was a bummer to be sick but the new year is looking good so far! Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Hoping you are getting better enough to appreciate the wonder of Christmas! Have a blessed time with family. Looking forward to reading you again soon.

    1. Thank you so much for your wishes - I did appreciate the wonders of Christmas, which is easier to do when there is less fuss about material things! Hope you had a great Christmas. Happy New Year!

  6. Cute runner! I like that you included the snowmen for the kiddies. Sounds like you are feeling better. Have a fun quilty new year!

    1. Thanks JanineMarie, I like being able to customize projects for those receiving them when I can. I love making runners because you can just put a whole bunch of blocks together and call it a runner!


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