Sunday, November 27, 2011

Wine Jelly

Earlier this month I purchased a small jar of wine jelly at our town holiday craft fair.  It was delicious.
After researching the Internet and finding recipes,  I decided I would try to make my own.  Here is a picture of the results.  And it is very tasty.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Miniature Christmas Sampler

This is a miniature Christmas sampler I finished this weekend.  Originally I had intended to use it on my dining room table.  But that table is now part of the "dining room quilting area".  So I will hang it for the holiday season.  But first it is being shown in our guilds Christmas quilt show at the Commerce, GA library.

I used lite heat and bond for the applique and then did a very narrow buttonhold stitch on the applique.  It was machine quilted, by me, and since I am mostly a handquilter it was a learning experience.

I especially love the red fabric I used and went back and purchased more for my stash.  Now I am going to watch for the quilt shops after Christmas sale and go back and buy even more if there is any left.  It truly is a lush color of red.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Maybe this Christmas

I am working on a Christmas runner/wall hanging. Sorry no pictures, maybe later. Last night after my Sweetman was in bed I was able to get in about an hour of sewing. This piece has applique that I did with Heat and Bond lite. Now I am appliqueing on the machine with a button hole stitch. Since I now have converted the dining room into a mini sewing area I may just hang the piece for this Christmas.

My Sweetman is doing well. His disease has hit a status quo level and does not seem to be escalating for which I am delighted. We are having fun days getting out every day to go somewhere. His favorite trip is a drive up to the mountains. I want to go back during the Christmas holidays as I think he will really enjoy all of the decorations and lights.