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If you're a REAL quilter, you have at least one UFO (unfinished object) and one WIP (work in progress) stashed in the closet or stacked on a shelf. Maybe you just need quilting suggestions, or maybe a fresh eye from a new online friend can help with block arrangements. How about a UFO swap? Any UFO conversation is welcome.

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Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on December 19, 2014 at 11:38am

Hi Everyone,

My Christmas season is starting today!  The residents of our condo are getting together for a snack supper of sandwiches, cheese, desserts, coffee and tea  at 4:45.  It's being catered - no work and not too expensive.

I'm working on hand binding a lap sized quilt with dogs on the beach on it.  I usually machine bind such quilts but I had a 2 1/2" binding in just the right colour all made up - leftover from another project.

Comment by Riana Noyes on December 19, 2014 at 8:32am

Rogue, my grands are into recycling, young as they are...no excitement lost in openning...many of our family bags, especially the cloth ones have become old friends or repurposed. Myb kids loved one their grandma made that resembled a Mrs. Santa,. Styrofoam head covered  w/pink fabric , penned features/specs, glued white hair, red bag/body was dress. Others became lego bags etc.Much of the Christmas papers tgese days have metallics  & addatives that make tgem useless to process in recycling and dangerous to burn in fireplace.   ok , off my soapbox now.

Comment by Riana Noyes on December 19, 2014 at 8:24am

Linda, sinus infections can linger, please keep taking your meds. lf they slow you down a bit, then good,...short of a ball & chain, that may be what it takes , lol! There'll be enough excitement this season...gotta stay well enough to enjoy it:)

Comment by Linda Koller on December 18, 2014 at 10:33pm

Slowing down? The only reason is because I still have this sinus infection. And I'm starting to cough so I've had to start taking the pills for my cough. They make me sleepy.

I will have company for Christmas but not the onslaught of grandchildren, A possibility of 3 of them showing up.  The 2 older ones don't come see me anymore because their dad tried to legally take away my grandparent rights. The other 2 live in CA but we probably will Skype..

Comment by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP on December 18, 2014 at 9:01pm
nope! i'm an old timey ..prefer wrapping paper for little hands to shred in excitement. paper & bows fr dollar store :))
Comment by Riana Noyes on December 18, 2014 at 7:37pm

Roque,the $ store sells large gift bags for $1 -$ 1.50. Just put toy in, & staple top shut or add tissue ...saves on bows. OR, sew a bag out of fabric, adding a drawstring.

Marcia, you must've enjoyed entertaining, to even do it once...not something l'd even contemplate. 

Comment by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP on December 18, 2014 at 12:26pm
taking a short break here & thought i'd chime in. i always spent weeks decorating house. then baked mountains of cookies and nut bread loaves for gifts for neighbors teachers etc. made most of gifts for family & friends. we don't have large extended family so just we Three Musketeers :)) ..hubs, kidlet & me for christmas. but i made it as special for the youngin' as i could. delighted to learn in recent years that he has incorporated some of the things i did, for him, for his little ones to reduce the "strain" :)) of the interminable waiting leading up to christmas morning.

marsha - you were wonder woman! wow, & to continue for 45 years!!

karen - trying to finish up second quilt. no binding, i did pillow case turn. stopped for a little food then back to work here.

riana - i still have gifts to wrap. toys. we haven't been allowed to buy clothes for the girls, so i get the joy of trying to wrap pointy things like transformers :)). beading sets will be easy, but the rest ..sigh! lollol

linda, blessings to you as i am assuming, lol, that you are slowing down, resting and will be ready for the maelstrom of grands on christmas day :))
Comment by Karen Newman Brown on December 18, 2014 at 12:07pm

Marcia - I'm sure several of us could have you be an elf!

Riana  - I'm with you.  Just finishing up a couple of projects today ready to sit and finish binding while I sit and watch Christmas movies and talk with friends.  Just wrapping, and finishing house and hopefully some baking.  If it doesn't get done, I assume my kids are getting it done with their kids and bringing some!  Much more relaxed than past years!!

Comment by Marcia on December 18, 2014 at 10:06am

Riana - I used to do the same thing.  We had a Christmas Eve open house every year for 45 years.  I don't know how I did that, because I made all the food and we would have anywhere from 60 and one year there were over 100 here.  About 5 years ago we said "that's enough".  So now we have the family here for Christmas Eve dinner and go to our son's for breakfast and gifts Christmas Morning and when that is done, so are we.   It is so odd, now that I have the Charger's guilt finished I feel sort of lost - I have nothing to work on.  Weird.

Hope everyone is fine and Linda how is that slowing down going for you?

Comment by Riana Noyes on December 17, 2014 at 9:17pm

As soon as l've finished the leaf quilt, hopefully this weekend, that's it. l'm just going to wrap presents, do some baking ,and get the house ready for Christmas dinner with family & grandkids. For years l raced around until the last minute, and was too stressed/tired to really enjoy the holidays .We've got the RV packed with everything except those things we use daily ( or will freeze). So l'm just going to "go with the flow". 

 

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