Monday, December 10, 2018

Strip Quilt-a-rama

 Good morning!
This weekend we finished up 2 strip quilts and made progress on a 3rd! This is my quilt as you go strip quilt using the Swell Christmas jelly rolls and also white fabric added in ..These blocks are 9-1/2 inches..

These quilts are really fast and fun because you do most of the quilting before it gets sandwiched together ..


The colors in this fabric are beautiful soft vintage Christmas colors and I just love it!

and now for the cutest baby quilt model ...
 We also finished the quilt that Chelsea put together all the blocks for Cash .. this was also a jelly roll
 of cute little farm animals!

 Layla of course had to get in on the action :)
 can you tell he loves it ?
 For both of these we did a scrappy binding of leftover jelly roll pieces .. Mine has a red and white stripe backing , and Chelsea's quilt for Cash has an aqua animal print ..

 I also sewed a bunch more of the blocks for this quilt .. these are the little fat quarter rolls we got at Walmart .. This one looks amazing too! My obsession with all things buffalo check continues! These and the baby quilt are 6-1/2 inches 

 Ronnie ..get off the new quilt .. Love, Calvin :)
Here is a you tube video for the quilt as you go blocks 
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Sunday, December 9, 2018

The Christmas Village 2018

 Good morning!
Here it is the Christmas Village!
 The little Disney area ..
 the skating rink .. the skaters skate :) I found this rink at the Goodwill last year because our old Department 56 one wasn't skating anymore and it works perfectly!
 The village surrounds the Red Truck tree and the Santa tree in the living room ..I put the trees up on Rubbermaid bins so that the village can go all around them ..  This is all my husbands job and he does a great job every year ..
 a lot of the houses came from the Good will .. and most of them are from Kohls, Joanne fabrics a couple from Walmart and a couple Dept. 56..
 the farm area.. the village extends from the far living room wall into the dining room and ends at the hutch in the dining room
 he uses boards, bins, boxes and even a few tupperware containers for height ..
 Ronnie occasionally flips her toy into it :)

 Looks like a Hallmark movie village :)
makes you want to move in!
the home tour vide ..
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Saturday, December 8, 2018

Christmas in the Foyer

 Good morning!
There is a lot of Joy in the foyer :)
This Country Cottage Needleworks Ornamental Joy sits on the chest .. with Dept. 56 Santa's a big estate sale find Santa and a Joy sign I made from Hobby Lobby wood letters .. The coffee filter wreath also has a Joy ornament in the center ..
 an old Santa became the "frame " for Santa's List ..another Country Cottage piece..
On the table by the door ..Plum Street Samplers Merry one ..Dept. 56 Santa and a sign from Hobby Lobby .. The lantern has a mailbox garland I bought on clearance last year at Walmart and 2 Little wood signs from Walmart stuck in it ..
 The tree is flocked and I found it at a church rummage sale for 2.00 ..I stuck it in the basket and decorated it with red gingham words from Target .. red chicken wire ribbon and plaid ribbon .. white reindeer from Dollar Tree and the plaid ornaments were from Michael's a couple years ago ..

 next to the table is a vintage child's wheelbarrow with a bushel basket and a feather tree inside ..decorated with glass ornaments .. the bottom of the table has another Dept 56 Santa and a printers tray we made..with our Cricut
 Christmas Rules from Lizzie Kate sits on an old piece of fence an top of a chalkboard ..a little light up glitter house sits on a stool next to it..
 JOY!
 the plaid and gingham ornaments on the tree..since we don't have a railing yet I lined the stairs with lanterns with battery operated candles inside .. it looks so pretty all lit up!
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Friday, December 7, 2018

Home For Christmas Mantel

 Good morning!
Calvin is inviting you to see the mantel all decorated for Christmas!
 The centerpiece of the mantel is this chalkboard .. Santa's ice skates, houses and ornaments snuggled in pine branches border the chalkboard ..
glitter houses ...huge vintage mason jars.. a vintage scale and urn are all on display ..twinkle lights make it so special at night !

 pom pom garland, flocked greenery and cotton branches form the garland and the middle of the mantel is full of real Fraser fir greenery .. it smells so good!
 the stockings are hung .. 6 are cross stitched one is crewel embroidery all stitched by me ..


when we built the mantel ...eye hooks were added to each side to be able to tie up the stockings .. this year I used twine instead of ribbon ..
 Santa and his reindeer are flying over the chalkboard

 Christmas Home tour ...click the arrow on the photo below!


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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Red Truck Christmas Tree


 Happy Thursday!
The next tree I am sharing is the red truck tree!
 not only are there red trucks but blue trucks and campers as well!
 and one stitched ornament with a vintage station wagon! This is from Heart In Hand ..Magic of Christmas..
 I used black white and red plaid to finish it ..
the topper is made from Book pages and buffalo check ribbons..
 The truck at the top is from Walmart .. there are red berry garlands and White berry garlands ..plates and a platter that I added ribbon hangers to to add to the tree ..
2018 Christmas Home Tour ...click the arrow below ..

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Christmas Home Tour

Click the arrow below for the Christmas Home tour! 



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The Prairie Schooler Santa Tree

 Good morning!
What a joy it is to bring out my Santa friends every year to hang on this Prairie Schooler Santa Tree!
There is one new ornament this year .. this truck driving Santa from Santa Rides .. one of our fabulous you tube subscribers sent the chart and I can't wait to get them all stitched! I mounted it on sticky board and then used some green tartan plaid for the background ..a buffalo check bow and a rusty bell and that's all he needs!
 Buffalo plaid ribbons are added through the tree .. as well as some Santa ornaments .. this little felt Santa hung on my tree as a child.
 I got this little Santa mug at Hobby lobby ..he is adorable!

 Some are stitched on tea dyed aida ..and most are on 28 count coffee tea dyed Monaco .. I have 4 left of the yearly Santa's ..I need to get busy!
 The tree is up on a bin because the village runs underneath it .. It is a flocked tree from Walmart ..
 I use white fake fur strips for garland .. just like Santa's suit!
 The topper is an old fabric Santa head.. I have an idea for a new topper but so far it hasn't gotten finished!
 I finish all the ornaments differently so they are so unique to look at .. so many fabrics to choose from!

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