Thursday, November 18, 2010

The thoughts are churning.....

Greetings dear friends and blogging buddies! ~ Brrr, it's getting cold here! Ok, granted , I'm not out in the deer woods where it would be even colder , especially since it's been raining here. The temps have dropped quite a bit here though. This morning it is 35 degrees and last Thursday it was in the 70's. No wonder I am starting to get scratchy throat!
Well, I have been doing lots of pondering on what to do for Christmas. How to decorate this year and what projects I want to work on. Then a light bulb went off in my head and I remembered that I had stitched up a BBD stocking this summer from the December stocking book. So I went searching for it to finish into a stocking. But then .... what fabric do I use for the back? Did I already have something suitable or do I need to go shopping. Well the breaks came to a screeching halt on a shopping trip when another light bulb went off. I remembered that my sister had just given me some fabric and in it was some Christmas fabric. But again, would it be suitable? So I went searching for the bag and found it. Bingo! It was just perfect! So here is the stocking and that is the print that I used for the back.

I also decided last week that I needed to pull the flannel quilt out again that I was working on last winter for my son's bed. For those that didn't see it last year, here it is again.

Now I have been trying to come up with something to do with this fabric that I have held on to for the past few years. I decided that THIS was the year it would get transformed into something. Just got to do some more thinking on this!

I am considering a project from the book below for the fabric above. The book is Cardinal Season by Gathering Friends. I just love their pattern books. Those two are geniuses !

I will spend part of the day trying to plot and plan what else I can come up with! LOL . I also have a couple of pieces that I have been stitching on as well. I hope I will get it all done!

Thanks so much for stopping by and for all of your wonderful comments!

'til next time,

don't be a stranger,



  1. The stocking is adorable, Sharlotte!! It is cold and rainy here today too...brr!!

  2. The stocking is wonderful! Don't you love it when it all just works out wonderfully - it was already stitched and you had the perfect fabric!

    Stay warm! It a sunny day here but a bit cool for Florida(still above 60 though).

  3. Love the stocking finish! That fabric is perfect. Looks like you have a lot to keep you busy!

  4. Oh do I hear ya! I've got the women's group from church coming here in two weeks and I'm FAR from ready...been pondering decorating ideas and planning to actually get it done! And projects? Oh my word! I dug thru patterns today and pulled some that I hope to work on over the next few weeks....I'm afraid I've got more projects planned than what I actually have time for!
    LOVE the stocking and that quilt! Looking forward to seeing what you do with the panel!

  5. PERFECT stocking my dear!! And, I LOVE the backing fabric!!!! Nice job, Faye

  6. Cute stocking and how fun to see you in a quilty kind of mood before the hoiday!! That book looks like a good one!!

  7. I love the stocking--great idea on the backing! Your quilty ideas are a lot of fun. It's nice to be working with fabric when it's so cold out!!


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