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 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". 

Comment by Beth A. North on December 17, 2014 at 12:15pm

And yes, I will be machine sewing on the binding.  Six quilts with hand binding, the elves are protesting so sewing it will be.  They are utility quilts so it is best.

Comment by Beth A. North on December 17, 2014 at 12:15pm

Thank you Karen.  Number five is nearly done.  I am putting on a pieced border from the scraps of the x-block still.  Have just enough.  Will post that when done.  I am taking Thursday pm off from work to do these quilts.  Lots of quilting and binding in my future.

Comment by Karen Newman Brown on December 17, 2014 at 11:07am

Linda glad the report explained what you need to do to keep healthy,  Always liked when they gave me something solid to do so I could start managing.  Take care of yourself!

Beth another cute quilt! 

Comment by Linda Koller on December 16, 2014 at 11:46pm

Barbara - Pull out those movies next year when I come up! But I can't have popcorn anymore. However, I won't just have Indy with me..there will be someone else tagging along. Hope he doesn't mind quilt shop hopping. Put it this way,  he better  get use to it or do car shows with Rick.

That Prince Edward Island sounds like a fantastic place to live where neighbors help one another. I loved the PBS series. That's the movies I have...the PBS series. The scenery was awesome and the girl who played her was perfect. I don't think I've enjoyed another series as much as that one.

I'm going to be giving most of my grandchildren IOUs for Christmas. Everything is cut out but nothing put together. The tree skirt will be done tomorrow. The brother's QOV won't be done by Christmas but should be done by New Year.

Next year is devoted to what I want to work my own quilt for my bed that has been cut out for 2 years, finishing my row robin, bunches of UFOs, charity preemie quilts, and starting next year's Christmas presents early.

Told Mom what the doctor said about slowing down. She starting laughing and said I didn't know the meaning of the word slow. It was always full steam ahead with me and good luck trying to keep up! I think that's why I liked being on my grandparents' farm so much....all that room to explore and places to hide and things to get into. Always into some sort of mischief. But what wonderful memories!!


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