It's official... we bought a tree! Just waiting on the local shop to deliver it (which they do for free, got to love that) then we can decorate. Good job I have made a start on some decorations this week.


- Festive garland - I made this after seeing the tutorial at Ellison Lane Quilts by Adrianne of Little Bluebell. With no die cut machine I had to hand cut the circles and in my haste may have folded the felt over a couple of times so I could cut more than once circle at a time - they're not perfect but in the grand scheme of things I think it'll still look pretty. It's hard to see in the picture but the thread is metallic so it has a cool sheen to it, which will look nice with the tree lights.

As recommended by Adrianne, I have wrapped the garland around some cardboard so it stays neat until I use it.

- Paper pieced Santa decorations - pattern available here

- Kids 'Good' reward chart

in progress:

- English Paper Piecing, my first hexies (I have been doing Rose Stars for a while but that was my initial try at epp and I've never done normal hexies before). I had planned to make placemats with these but, to be totally honest, I'm not sure we're that organised or formal in this house and I don't think they'd get much use. Much better to recover a cushion I don't like instead!

- A new quilt. Perhaps not the best time to start working on a new quilt but I couldn't help myself. I've had the fabric for this one since before I started blogging (I started quilting about a month before I blogged) but now I have a great reason to finally make it. Unfortunately I am keeping this under wraps and it's part of a bigger plan. I can share it some time next year but may show sneak peeks before then if I can't contain myself! For now I'll call it the May quilt.

no progress:

- Rose Stars
- Blogger's BOM
- Braid Quilt
- granny blanket

completed: 3
new projects: 2
in progress: 7