Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Show This Post To Your Husband!

Hi, all!

For those of you with husbands who are unsure of what to get you for Christmas, here's your chance - Craftsy is having a great sale this weekend, and your man is sure to find something you'll love there!  So pass the computer to him right now and let him do some shopping…

Shop Craftsy's Pre-Black Friday Sale!
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This week, Craftsy is hosting an amazing sale! Here are the details:

On Wednesday and Thursday, Craftsy is having a Pre-Black Friday Sale!  You can uncover the Pre-Black Friday Sale:  Enjoy Big Savings on Yarn, Fabric & Kits!  There are tons of great fabrics, precuts, kits, and other goodies to stuff your stocking!

Shop now because you won't want to miss this incredible sale!



Monday, November 24, 2014

Make-A-List Monday - 31 Days and Counting!

Hi, all!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.  at least around here!  The radio is starting to play Christmas carols. I worked in my studio to the accompaniment of Elf and How The Grinch Stole Christmas today.  And I'm finishing up Christmas presents for other so I can start on my own!  I guess that means it's time for

Here's how last week's list went...

1.  Finish the cutter quilt stockings.
Done!  You can see them at the top of this post. And if they look familiar, here are there companions from last year!

2.  Custom quilt a top for a friend.
Done!  But I can't show pictures because it's a Christmas present...

3.  Work on the girls' quilts for Christmas.
In progress!  Here's a stack of pinwheels I worked on today.

4.  Finish Nathanael's stocking.
I didn't get to this, unfortunately.  I came down with a case of the crud yesterday instead, and it's slowing me down!

5.  Start straightening up the house for the holiday season!
I did do a little bit of this - and plan to do more this week!

6.  If time permits (I don't think it will this week) quilt two jelly roll quilts for The Bridge Mission homeless kids.
Lack of time and the crud meant this one didn't get done.

7.  Keep up with any quilt ministry needs that arise.
We gave away a few more quilts this week…

This quilt went to a lady starting radiation therapy for brain cancer...

This comfort quilt went to a lady dealing with her father's unexpected death...

And this one went to a woman with cirrhosis of the liver.

These six jelly-roll quilts went to homeless children through The Bridge Mission in Nashville, TN.

For those of you following along, we gave away our 300th quilt for the year and our 972nd all time quilt.  Getting close!!

And now it's time to figure out what to work on this week.  So here's the list of what I hope to get to…

1.  Work on the girls' quilts for Christmas.

2.  Finish Nathanael's stocking.

3.  Hang a new light fixture in the kitchen.

4.  Clean up the house before doing the Christmas decorating!

5.  Quilt a couple of jelly-roll quilts for The Bridge Mission.

6.  Keep up with any quilt ministry needs that arise.

It seems like kind of a skinny list this week, but with Thanksgiving and all the attendant cooking and eating, I think I'll end up losing some time this week! 

So now, the question is - - - what are YOU working on this week?



PS - Need a great Christmas present for a special someone?  Check out this post to see if you can find just the right gift - and help #bringNathanaelhome, too!  Last day to order for Christmas delivery is December 8th, 2014.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Christmas Gifts That Give Twice!

Hi, all!

With Thanksgiving upon us this week, it's no longer possible to deny the fact that Christmas is just around the corner!  As I've mentioned before, this year I'm trying to give gifts that benefit more than just the recipient when I can.  So I thought I'd share some with you that benefit a cause near and dear to my heart - the adoption of our grandson, Nathanael!  

Someone asked me the other day if my daughter was still making necklaces to raise money for the adoption, and it occurred to me that I hadn't mentioned it recently on the blog.  In the home stretch of their fundraising, she is definitely making these beautiful necklaces, along with some printable posters available as an instant download.

These are just a few examples of the designs she has available.

These are really nice necklaces - I have four of them and wear one almost every day.

Have a favorite Bible verse?  Talk to Nancy about a custom design!

I love this globe design - it's on a longer chain, too!

And isn't this cute?  Customizable with your own picture! 
(I would like one of these for Christmas myself - hint hint!)

This is one of the printables she has available.

You can see more of her designs at

Let me know in your comment if you'd like her direct email so you can talk to her about a custom order!

She'll be taking Christmas orders until Monday, December 8th.


And just because it's pretty, take a look at the sunset today as seen from Capitol Hill in downtown Nashville!  It was even prettier a few minutes before this, but if I had stood in the middle of the street to take the picture then, I'd have been run over!