Thursday, September 20, 2012

Race to Christmas....

TWO little words!!  That's all it took!  
....while I was email chatting with Kitty and both of us moaning about all the stuff we "should" be doing and all the Christmas fabric we have and I haphazerdly threw out two little words. 
         And it's ON!! 

After I had already posted the pics of my Christmas fabrics I remembered I had these panels.  I'm not sure "panels" is the correct name for these pieces of fabric but it works for me.  I also have no idea when I bought them.  I don't think they're too old though.
 The selvage says: Peppermint Cottage by Diane Knott for Clothworks
     So with this red piece I think I'll cut out the individual designs and resew them along with other fabric to make a table topper.  I like to have my toppers be about 40" square to fit my dinning room table.   So this will need a bit of pondering to settle on a design.  

The blue one is Snowfolks' Tea Party - J. Wecker-Frisch Licensed to SSI and it will probably turn out to be several mug rugs.  
The individual designs are already a nice size so I don't think I'll have to work too hard to get them finished. 
I'm thinking the girls in my family might all like one so I'm going to try to make at least 7. 
....Maybe 7
     ..... or maybe not 7... but as many as I can. 

  I definitely  know that I need to make a list of all the things I hope to be able to get done before Christmas.   And I definitely need to keep it handy so I can stay on track.  After all.... I must stay focused!! 

So here is my "Hope" list.  (rightly named because I Hope I can get most of it accomplished)
1.)   Redwork Bear
2.)   red panel table topper 40"
3.)  blue panel mug rugs (hoping to make 7)
4.)  Snuggle quilt pieced with Christmas fabric.  approximately 65" x 75"
5.)  table runner pieced with Christmas fabric   (anywhere from 35" to 50" long)
6.)  Christmas themed applique' items (runner with two placemats)

So that's it for now.  And IF on the very rare, very improbable chance that I would actually get all of this finished I could always add to my list.  hahahahA!!  yeah right!!! 

Oh and just in case some of you out there are just sitting around reading blogs and FB and Pinning and otherwise wasting your life away (like I do every morning) jump in when you want and post your "Hope" list.
And we'll RACE YOU!!
Thanks for stopping by....Linda


  1. Nothing like a little friendly competition to get you going! What a great idea. I hope you get everything done on your list. I have only one thing on my "by Christmas" list as of right now, and that's to try out a new runner with some Christmas fabric scraps. If that works out, it may lead to more. Oh yeah, I forgot about making my coffee buddies some stuff...rats, better think more about that list!


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