I don't know about you, but gifts have always been a big part of my Christmas. When I was little, my maternal grandparents would get my cousin and myself several small gifts and wrap them all together in one giant box. It was a major highlight of Christmas Eve - opening that box that contained … Continue reading Merry Christmas Memories
Making slow and stead progress as Christmas creeps closer. I've got three of 4.5 rows of chevrons pieced and sewn together. Of the remaining rows, two are sewn together and are just waiting to be sewn to the quilt top. The last row has its block sewn together, but the blocks aren't sewn into a … Continue reading WIP: Christmas Quilts Update #2
I must admit, I've slacked on my quilting the past week or so - that is, until I looked at the calendar and realized that if I don't get my toosh in gear, I won't have finished products to gift this year. Nothing like a looming deadline to motivate you! Anyway, this past week I was … Continue reading WIP: An Update on Quilts by Christmas
This is my second year participating in Operation Christmas Child and I felt much more prepared this time around. After filling boxes last year, I formed a sort of list in my mind of what I should be gathering and I was able to shop throughout the year to spread the cost over several months. … Continue reading A Look Inside My Operation Christmas Child Boxes
It has been a flying mess of thread, fabric, and pins around my house the past couple of weeks. But what can I say, sewing currently makes me happy and helps keep me sane when I find myself in the middle of a stressful week of work, family obligations, and mind-clogging thoughts. In mid-September, I … Continue reading WIP: Quilts by Christmas
This was the scene at my house last night: A box full of goodies to send to precious children around the world! This year is my second year to participate in Operation Christmas Child (OCC) and I feel much more prepared. (Last year I nearly waited too long to decide to fill some boxes) But, … Continue reading Let the Stuffing Begin!
I know it's just October for all of us Compassion sponsors, it's time to start thinking Christmas. Last year, I sent each child a folder with lots of fun stuff for them and their siblings. This year, I wanted to do something different for my sponsored kids, and ended up deciding to create each of … Continue reading Advent Calendar Lapbook for Sponsored Children