Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Blue Christmas

"I-I'll...ha-have...a-a...BLUE (ooo-ooo-EEE-ooo-ooo) CHRISTMAS (ooo-ooo-EEE-ooo-ooo) without you! (ooo-ooo-EEE-ooo-ooo, ooo-ooo-EEE-ooo-ooo)

Aren't these Martha Stewart glitters and tinsel glitters yummy???? I loaded up on them... don't quite know what to DO with them yet! Maybe just hang them on the tree???
As you can see, I'm going through a "blue" phase. If it's aqua I actually go into spasms of delight!! Really embarrassing if I'm out in public when it happens! LOL!!!!
It snowed a little bit.... looks like someone dusted everything with powdered sugar doesn't it? We woke up to freezing rain this morning. It doesn't show up in the picture, but everything is coated with about 1/4" of glass! Sheila stayed home today (school closures) and Geri, our bookeeper called in and told me she's a "weenie" (her words, not mine!) and didn't want to drive out to the studio from town. I don't blame her, I'm very grateful that my commute is just a treacherous walk over from the house. I tried to walk in the snow wherever possible and not on the walkways (temporary ice skating rink!) Cindy braved the ice and drove out to do the shipping... she's such a sweetie!
This photo shows my new trees! None of that was there a couple of weeks ago. It's amazing how quickly they can put all that stuff in! In years past, Phil and I would have done it all ourselves.... many, many months and backbreaking work! If you look really closely you can see that all the stickers are still in the windows of the new house.......I'm trying to be REALLY calm about this...... we won't be able to move until late next month (well, at least that's the latest story they're giving me.... first it was September, then October, then after Christmas....see, it's getting more & more vague as time goes by!) Oh well, all the furniture hasn't arrived anyway so this was destined to happen.... that's my story & I'm sticking to it for my own peace of mind! I had really looked forward to decorating the house for Christmas. Now I'll have almost a whole year to plan for next year!!..........................was that too "Pollyanna"?

Speaking of "blue"... I just finished stitching Windflowers and sewed the borders on and sent it to Jill to quilt. When it gets home I'll stitch the mother of pearl buttons and beads to it. I found blue, aqua, aquamarine and purple saworski, sworski, sajworski..... (aw, the heck with it!)....crystals, to sew on it too.
I'm sewing together Susan's Dresden Garden. That's it above. Gracie did all the appliqued dresdens (they're so perfect and lay so flat, they look like they're printed on the fabric!) Jan, Judy, Cyndy, Sheila and I split up the stitched dresdens and then I did the center block and the mini dresdens. I'm going to sew it all together this week and then hand sew the little dresdens and the yo-yo plate centers on before we hand it over to Jill for quilting........ and yes, see! It's mostly blue!

Time to turn on the Christmas lights outside while it's still light enough to find the plug-ins!
Merry Christmas!! xox Meg



20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well this be a pattern in the shop soon?

Thanks, Tina

Debbie said...

yes I am also interested in the pattern Thanks Deb

Glyn said...

Ooooooh, I really like those Dresdens. Nice!

Ina said...

wow, another beautiful pattern to impatiently wait for! Sorry about the moving delays...it will all be worth it once you're into the new house!

CuteStuffInside said...

I'm an aquaholic too. There, I admit it. Isn't that the first step? Surely there must be more of us. Is there some kind of aquaholic anonymous program out there? I hope not!

S.W.A.K.

cathie said...

Just love the Dresden Plates - you are a talented one. One pattern for me Please. LOVE IT!

Lynn S said...

Love the special pattern. I did a search and couldn't locate...something new and upcoming soon?

S said...

Well, this one is GORGEOUS!
Love it. Just my kind of fabrics: blue and yellow.
I hope the pattern will be available soon?

Anonymous said...

OMG....I just absolutedly love the Dresdan one. I was hoping and praying you would post a preview picture of it and viola, here it is today. It is sooooooo pretty. I cant wait to purchase the pattern. Beautiful, pretty, so wonderful... what more can I say. Thank you.
(PS. I cant figure out how to get this blog thing to put my name in it instead of Anonymous.)
Lori
Poland, Ohio

richdj said...

Just love the dresden plate quilt! I would the pattern..can we get or are we going to be able to get the pattern?
Jan Richards (NZ)

duelnjewel said...

With the others... gotta have this pattern, it's beautiful~

kjschaffer49@hotmail.com said...

well Meg - your glitter collection is VERY impressive! How about making some of those cute "peppermint sticks" (you shared the directions awhile back -made them for Halloween) - but make your Peppermint sticks in wonderful shades of blue and aqua! You already know that peppermint sticks don't have to be just red and white!

Carrie P. said...

Merry Christmas to you too.
The blue quilt is just beautiful so far. And the embroidery, stunning.

patsy said...

Susan's Dresden Garden is absolutely gorgeous. It's definitely a Susan stitchery!
Patsy - Jacksonville,FL

cathie said...

Hi Meg, I can't stand it - could you please tell me the range of fabric you have used for the Dresden Plate Quilt (Blue Christmas) I just love it. Hope to hear from you soon. Cathie from Oz

Kay said...

hey ladies one fun use foe that wonderful glitter is to take a pair of wht ice skates and paint on the boot part all over with tacky glue full strength and sprinkle the glitter on and let dry next hot glue a wht boa around the top and lace skates with matching ribbon, tie a length on each skate and make a bow to hang the skates as a pair they look great as a door blessing have fun creating with all that glitter. love all your work Kay

Anonymous said...

Oh, my, that is beautiful! I hope there will be a pattern for sale soon. :)
Beverly

little acorns said...

It is stunning. . . even unfinished!
I hope you have a wonderful Christmas Meg!
xo, Bren

Anonymous said...

My sister bought Martha stewart glitter and made beautiful ornaments with it. She bought clear glass balls, bouught any type of floor wax,she poured a small amount in side, swirled it around real good, dumped out the excess and put in the glitter and coated the whole inside. AFter it was dry she tied ribbon at the neck and the wired stars. she filled a big basket full and gave them out yesterday on Christmas to every guest

Anonymous said...

Love the Dresden quilt-can't wait to see if finished. Like everyone else when can we buy the pattern? and what fabric line did you use? Thanks Betty