Thursday, 17 December 2015

December WIPs

Hello, and welcome to all my new followers. Thank you for entering my giveaway.  I did read all the entries, and I now know that your favourite TV programmes are:

Dr Who
Downton Abbey

I've never watched NCIS myself, although it is on TV here. I was a big CSI fan (all 3 variations) until it ended.  I've never watched Dr Who - the music alone scares me.  I love Downton Abbey and will watch the first 2 seasons again with my mum during the Christmas holidays.  It will be fun to see how the characters have changed over time.

The winner of the give away was Judith of Slow Thread who just happens to live in Victoria, Canada, home of Victoria Sampler, the designer of my gingerbread village. Congratulations Judith.

This week I've been trying to finish up a few of my WIPs before Christmas.

I've now finished hand quilting my Stacks of Colour quilt.  I've got the binding cut, and may even get it sewn on this weekend. I'd be very happy to finish this before the end of 2015, because the label is already on it, and it says 2014.

I've been working on my Gingerbread Tree Etui every night, but it's still not finished.  I think it only needs another 2 or 3 nights though, so I hope to assemble it at the weekend.

I've been looking at my la passacaglia again, because I need to pack some stitching to take away at Christmas. I can't take my whole fabric stash, so I have to make some decisions about which fabrics I'll use in the remaining rosettes.  I'm very slow at decision making when it comes to this quilt.

I know I should be writing cards and buying Christmas presents now, but I'd rather be sewing! I have posted about 20 Christmas cards, and bought a few presents, but I'm just not feeling it yet this year. Maybe the Christmas spirit will descend on me at the weekend. Here's hoping!


margaret said...

3 more wonderful projects you have here, loving the quilt which is sure to be completed before Christmas. Gingerbread house coming along beautifully and the la passacaglia is so colourful really like the variety of fabrics used here

Frances Meredith said...

Your la passacaglia is looking beautiful. I would struggle with choosing the colours too.

Serena @ Sewgiving said...

I'm with you on two counts Wendy! The decision making on fabrics for the LP is hard work, I'm just relying on all the AMH fabrics to just manically match :) and yes, Christmas, well we've all been so sick this month that its kind of snuck up on me and I've run out of puff!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

that quilt is looking so pretty - and I just love all of your work

Granny Maud's Girl said...

My Christmas sewing is easy – I will take my knitting. It think it is now a running joke that my stepson-in-law only ever sees me knitting half one sock. I don't think he believes I can finish a pair.
Good luck finishing the quilt with the 2014 date!

allthingzsewn said...

Absolutely love the gingerbread items. And you are running out of time for shopping. Unless you like the last minute mad dash. I can't do that any more. Too stressful, I'm getting use to the peaceful style of life.

PaulaB quilts said...

Your passacaglia quilt is truly amazing, Wendy. The colors are all harmonizing beautifully. The tree is also so cute. Do you make one item each year for your village? Good luck on getting everything done. I think we are all in the same boat, with time flying. Eek, only one more week!

Sue said...

Hi Wendy
I notice you are a Downton Abbey fan. If you have a look on my FB you'll see the funniest video that I have shared. All the DA people are in it.
I scrolled a little through your blog and noticed alot of quilts using strips which are lovely. Are they cut at 2". I thought in the holidays I could use some of my OLD stash and make some quilts for our Guild to donate.
Have a great Christmas - I hope you get into the mood soon. :-)