Category: Christmas

Meet Tomte Plush, my newest pattern! TOMTE PLUSH PATTERN (click for pattern) This past weekend they got to make their debut at the Quilted Crow in Bolton MA! The lovely ladies at the shop invited me to be the guest designer for their Holiday Open House this past weekend and they set up this gorgeous …

TOMTE A mythological creature from Scandinavian folklore  typically associated with the Winter Solstice and the Christmas season. You may have seen my Scandinavian Tomte quilt pattern in a couple previous posts but I’m excited to share that it’s been published in the latest Simply Moderne issue from Quiltmania! This is a big deal for me, …

Winter IS Coming… And so are the holidays! It’s inevitable so don’t shoot the messenger here… at least it’s not Christmas in July, I did wait till August! :)  I wanted to thank everyone for their nice emails and comments on my tutorials ~ it’s great to get feedback and hear from fellow quilters! Earlier …

I have this new little pencil tree tucked in a corner and I thought… wouldn’t it be fun to make a Trip Around the World Tree Skirt!   It was actually my nephew Sammy that brought it up… Imagine my embarrassment!  He was right… smart puppy! My tree skirt is made from four of these 12″ scrappy trip …

I have a fun project to share with you today.  I know I’ve mentioned my love of the holidays with you already ~ and you also know I love a good challenge so when I stumbled upon the Holiday Challenge from Ruth at Sew Love Fabrics hosted by Rachel over at Stitched in Color  I couldn’t resist!  …

Ok the Countdown to Christmas has begun!   First off the checklist is a Hostess gift!  Today I have a Wine Bottle Gift Bag and a Mug Rug tutorial to share with you!  If you steppin’ out for the holidays you can’t just show up empty handed!   How about a bottle of your favorite holiday ‘spirits’ in a cute gift bag and a mug rug!  I’m …

Remember last year when I posted about starting my first embroidery pattern? No?  Well, you’re not the only one who forgot… I did to!  Oh as usual I had good intentions of stitching right along but, I got busy and you know how that goes!  I finally got back around to it and it’s FINISHED!  I …

A couple days ago I saw a Christmas Kissing Ball at my friend Suzanne’s house.  It kept catching my eye.  It looked…. traditional, fun, bright, and dare I say, romantic!  It just made me plain old happy!  I like feeling happy!  So I asked her about it, and to my delight she told me she made it!  And …

If you’ve been to my blog you know I love mittens!  I’ve made a ton of them and you can see them all here in my Mitten Gallery! I’ve also been to a lot of holiday fairs ~ selling mittens! Sew Mama Sew (one of my favorite sewing sites – btw) is offering a ‘Craft …