Tuesday, December 8, 2015

You Know It's Almost Christmas ...

.. when the Fat Lady rings

New bells for me in this quartet verson
The annual Christmas program at our church was wonderful, as usual.

We are blessed to have so many talented musicians -- I guess that's to be expected in Music City, though.  One of the youngest performed a song that she had composed herself!

Abby singing "All I Want is You"
She looks very professional, doesn't she?  In addition to the adult choir, praise band, strings, and brass ensemble, there was the requisite song from the kiddie choir ...

I was sitting in the row behind the bell tables and couldn't get pictures without obstructions, sorry.

I mention all this as an explanation of why I've fallen behind on Geese on the Move. Oh, and there was this interruption, too.

Cardinals Rule
The requested wall hanging for SIL's mountain cabin was finished after a couple of false starts. AND quilted by me!  I stitched in the ditch around the panel, did a fancy stitch down the center of the red diamonds, and did a little outline stitching along the branches to keep the center from sagging.  It's going in the mail today!!!

Heading out to the S'mores Christmas retreat later today. I'll try to post updates but the WiFi there can be tempermental at times. Hoping to get binding put on two large quilts, finish some more Christmas projects, and get a final layout on the pineapple project.

Have a great week, everyone!


  1. "Cardinals Rule" is very pretty! That'll look very nice on a cabin wall.

  2. I love your border on "Cardinal Rule." Christmas church programs are the best!

  3. Love the cardinals!
    Have fun at your retreat. Happy sewing!

  4. You've been busy! Enjoy your retreat. How nice to get some special quilting time for yourself in December!

  5. Cardinals Rule turned out beautifully. It's the time of year where stitching just has to take second place sometimes.


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