28 August 2009

december

is not so far away?

Have had to slow down on sewing for a couple of weeks due to a very stiff neck. No sewing, no reading, no computer, seeing the chiropractor and getting some more exercise has been the recipe around here. I am feeling better, and have dusted off the sewing machine, try to take it slow and easy with lots of breaks.

The scrappy christmas swap got me started thinking about christmas, and then a new quilt has been brewing in my mind:


This jolly family has been fussy cut and framed, waiting to be part of a bigger family portrait or advent calendar if you like.


As I said, slow and easy on the sewing. I am taking breaks. Next step, they will all be framed in white, and I can start playing with the layout.

This sweetie has been out, playing in the rain. It seems like summer is over for now. More time indoors, more sewing. (Or not - must not get too carried away, or I will be back to no sewing at all ; ( that would be a shame)

So, wish you all a nice weekend. Take care and enjoy sewing if you can!

14 comments:

MichelleB said...

The Christmas quilt looks darling! I can hardly wait to see it finished. And darn you for reminding me how soon December will be here.

Quiltefia said...

Hei! Ikke morsomt å ikke kunne få gjøre de tingene som man liker....Men helt sikkert lurt å høre på kiropraktoren.... Morsomt stoff du viser!! Så hyggelig at jeg ligger på blogglista di. God bedring og god helg!! AnneK:-)

Allie said...

Oh no - I hope you're feeling better soon! I have arthritis in my neck and I know what it's like.

Love your new quilt preview! And of course the darling kitty.

quiltycat said...

Love the red blocks and what a nice fabrics!
Kitty is too cute!
nichi

KateKwiltz said...

Christmas? Already? Yikes!

That kitty is too cute -- and so is your latest project! I love that red!

And have you ever tried rolfing? I've found it much better than the chiropractor over time...

Wendy said...

Your Christmas blocks are great, can't wait to see them with the next white round -

belinda said...

Looks like a GOOD idea brewing....that is the cutest snowman fabric!!

Karen said...

Cute kitty! Just love the Christmas project and hope your neck is better soon.

Sharon said...

So sorry to hear about your neck, but glad to hear that what you're doing is helping. It's hard to pace yourself when it's something you love to do, isn't it?

Your snowman blocks are wonderful! This looks like it's gonna be good.

And the kitty is darling! What a great photo.

Janet said...

I had the same neck problem this week so you have my sympathies. You're making good inroads on the Christmas sewing. That fabric is cute, I used some in a christmas stocking last year.

Mrs Moen said...

It's good to know I'm not the only one doing Christmas stuff this time of the year; I felt kind of weird spending my summer holiday in pouring rain working with Christmas motifs and fabric.
Love your snowman blocks and look forward to see the finished quilt!

Shasta said...

I hope you feel better soon. You are very smart for getting ready for December now.

Sinta Renee said...

I can't wait to see the finished quilt! It's looking so cute

linda said...

I feel your pain lady. Literally. I was doing yoga, and felt something pop. It's been hurting off and on ever since. Love the quilt. Who is the manufacturer of those snowmen? I've got to find some of that!