Wednesday, 19 December 2007

Getting Ready for Christmas

A confession. I've been so busy over the last few days I've hardly done any quilting. Instead I've been trying to get my head round the Christmas preparations. Not for Christmas Day, but for the afterwards. I suddenly realised that this time next week Christmas Day will officially be over, but for us the fun starts tomorrow week!

So this is what we've been doing








Just a bit more tweaking to do and Alex has promised me she'll decorate the tree this afternoon. Then I can safely say that Christmas is on it's way, apart from the endless lists and the tidying up which in this house is a major chore and can take days - no storage space you see.

I got Lucky Day (Tamzin's quilt) out last night and did a few more fans (or hoops!), "looked" at the Ab Fab project (the supposedly hand quilting masterpiece ;-) and, I have to admit, put Haunted Houses back on the UFO pile (sniff). I tihnk I mentioned that a friend gave me some old curtains which have been lined with poly batting. I've only got to unpick the lot before I can use it!

Before I go any further, I'd just like to say that Dordogne Quilter on Blogspot has been "removed" from my Blogspot profile. I was going to delete it completely but would loose all the old photos if I did that. So the only blog that shows on my profile is Quilts 4 Leukaemia which has a link to here at the top.

3 posts in just as many days is way over my self-imposed quota so I'm going to read a few more blogs catch up on mails and then clear a space for the tree before Alex gets home.


Holly said...

It's looking very festive there, Clare. Meilleurs Voeux and Bonne Année!

Fiona said...

Love your pictures - the ones of the beams remind me of Christmas when I was little. We lived in an old cottage with wooden beams and my Dad would string paper garlands all across them - it was so exciting. Thanks.

Patti said...

Oh, your home looks so very festive! I love all the greenery.