Category Archives: Christmas

Christmas Projects: Sneak Peek

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where ideas flow so quickly it actually becomes hard to focus and stick to one project and one project alone? Yeah. Well that’s what’s been happening to me this week.

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Computer issues!

You’ve heard the expression… “Every cloud has a silver lining.” So that’s my motto for the day!

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Christmas Gift Tags

Those of you who have been following me for a while know I LOVE to make fabric collage. I always figure it’s a fun way to indulge in my love of fabric… by making even more fabric! So with Christmas on the brain, I thought I would take a little time to make some gift […]

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Classic or Whimsical Stockings?

A BIG Christmas tradition in our family (as in many others… you probably relate) has to do with the filling and opening of stockings. Growing up, this was something my mom did for us.

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Crazy, crazy, but several of the malls around here started to put Christmas decorations up the last week of October! I’m all for planning ahead, but this does seem a little bit too much.

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Sewing Circle: Felt Ornaments

You will remember a couple of days ago I blogged about the (newly acquired) book Fa la la la Felt: 45 Handmade Holiday Decorations, by Amanda Carestio. And it turns out my sewing circle friends went crazy about it, too.

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‘Tis the Season…. Fa la la la!

As you may (or may not!) have noticed, I took a few *personal days* off from blogging. Since I spend so much time on the computer drawing, writing, tweaking the website, etc., every now and then I find it is IMPERATIVE for me to stop and actually do some sewing! Otherwise none of this makes […]

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A Recap of the Holidays

This was my Jamie’s first year away from home at Christmas time. In fact, this is the longest we have ever been separated. And I’m sure anyone who has been away from home at Christmas can identify with the homesickness and nostalgia.

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What to do while waiting for the electricity to come back on

It’s been well over a month now of energy rationing. Initially it was to have ended by Dec. 1, then Dec. 15, and now we’re told “hopefully” by Christmas Eve. Patience. At least the rationing in my neighborhood takes place in the morning. Sitting in the dark at night is no fun.

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The Best of Friends and Little Christmas

Known as Epiphany in the Christian calendar year, in Hispanic countries January 6 is also called the Day of the Magi, commemorating the visit of the Wise Men to the Baby Jesus. But probably most people would know this celebration as “Little Christmas.”

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Quiet Christmas

Over the years our family seems to have “shrunk” quite a bit. Well, not really. What has happened is that we’ve spread out and are no longer located in one country, let alone one city!

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All those cookies!

Well, Christmas Eve is here and I didn’t meet my goal of 20 different varieties of cookies. I’m blaming my daughter-in-law Allison for that. (-: Normally we do all this baking together, but she’s back in the U.S. with the kids this year, and I find it isn’t half as much fun to bake without […]

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Handmade Gifts

Although as a family we make an effort not to fall for the commercial traps surrounding the Christmas season, I have to admit I do like to give gifts. Even in this, though, I strive for simplicity.

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    I am a self-learner. I taught myself to sew and to quilt. And I taught myself how to draw. I am learning how to dye my own fabrics and am dabbling with mixed media. I am a quilt designer and teacher, and design and publish my own line of quilt patterns. With this blog I would like to share the bits and pieces of my life.

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