Monday, December 21, 2009

Merry Christmas Yayas

"The things we do for love."
-10cc song

This first post is for my yas, one of whom (I won't name names, Cindy) has been gently hinting and nagging nudging me to start a blog.  I have to be honest and say it's been kind of fun so far.  I'm still not sure how well I'll do keeping up with it but I guess since it's my blog I get to pick how often I post.  :)

I've been working on a few projects for Christmas and December birthdays and I just realized that I wrapped most of them  without taking pictures of them.  Silly Girl!  Good thing I made them easy to open--all under the guise of "artistic" wrapping too! 

Table runner  and placemats 

Paris Journal with souvenir envelope pasted on the inside of the back cover

Fun candles made from wine glasses and a teacup

Stitch markers

I've also been working on a lap quilt for my sweetie for Christmas.  Kinda stupid to start it 10 days before Christmas gets here, huh? Especially since he is on vacation now and is around the house all the time.  I've had to work on it when he goes to sleep because the studio has glass doors into the dining room and is also where you walk through to get to the garage so there's no way to hide what I'm doing.  Definitely not conducive to making much progress.  :) Oh well, I'll just get as much done as possible before Christmas and wrap what I have.  I'm using a disappearing nine patch block from a tutorial I found here.

I have a lot of small pieces of fabric and thought this block might be a good way to use some of them (although not nearly enough of them) and I like how complex the final quilt looks.  I finished sewing and squaring up the nine patch blocks today.  Now to cut them in fourths and rearrange!  I think that will be the fun part--well, minus the having to hide

One of the finished nine patch blocks.

   And here is a block all cut up

I really love how this looks!

Well, that's it for my first post!  I'm tired tonight and am going to take a break and read for awhile instead of cutting more blocks.

Hugs yas!


Cindy said...

Merry Christmas to you too! Love your title Missy....when did that finally pop in to your head? :)
You have definitely been a busy little girl with these gifts and they are beautiful as usual.

Welcome to the world of blogging. You know I look forward to seeing what kinds of things you post about.

Love ya.

Tink said...

I am so immensely tickled that we all now have do we make a charm for that?
Melis your new blog reflects you perfectly already! <3 it!!!!
Mwah sweet darlin and welcome aboard!

Vonnie said...

Woo Hoo! Now we are three. It's a beautiful blog sweetie. Is the title pic from your yard? Your gifts are great. I love the stitchmarkers and I'm not even a knitter. Merry Christmas!

Melis said...

Thanks yas. Y, the pic is from my mom's yard--it was from the first roll of b & w I took. C, the title came to me the other night when I was frantically trying to find a name I liked that wasn't already taken. :)

gweatherson said...

Hey sistah! Just wanted to try this to see if I could do it. I love your blog. The tree looks great all mystified like that! Love you!

Diana said...

Hey Melissa, nice Blog. I love the table runner and place mats. Love those stitch markers too. Guess I will have to fight Rebecca for the lavender/purple ones. 8-)