It's Beginning to Look Like Christmas

We have a snug little cottage full of kids and quilty goodness. That is to say, it's small and full! So we choose to have a small tree.

With a Playmobil Nativity. I did mention kids, right? Look at tiny baby Jesus! Too funny.

The manger is resting on last year's free motion quilted table topper featuring lights made with my kids' thumb prints.

On the wall is a wall hanging I created and quilted 2 or 3 years ago.  There's even pearle cotton 'hay' in the manger bed!

And a customer quilt is getting pin basted to get done asap! A Christmas quilt of course. Note to Self: Buy more basting pins!

Last year, my daughter helped me make this garland. I cut various sized circles with my Sizzix die cutter and she sewed them into one long strand herself. Of course, she is the one to hang it up on the staircase this year.

Christmas cats, anyone? Cute embroidery, but some puckers from a snafu with the stabilizer, so I'll be trying to work some quilting magic.

How's your holiday time shaping up? Any special quilts to hang or use this time of year? Last minute project craziness begun? I solemnly swear I'm not sewing for gifts this year, but my daughter wants to make skirts for all of her friends and has also asked for a mama-made dress.......

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  1. Such cute quilts to decorate with. I love the idea of the garland too :-)

  2. I just finished making a bunch of hardcover needle books for my sewing friends. And I recently finished a quilt that was intended as a gift for Christmas 2012! I've got a few more ideas for small gifts and time permitting I'll get the made! All the best of the holiday season to you and yours Amy!

  3. Somehow it all gets done every year. Your place looks so cute and it!!! Note;I just bought additional basting pins and I am so glad I did!!!! Hugs........

  4. What neat Christmas projects and that embroidery is so neat!! Thanks for sharing.
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