Monday, December 21, 2015

Designing Monday

Seems like forever since I have sat down to blog.  Our Christmas season has been so fun thus far.  Our kids are not coming home this year, so it will be a lot different when Dec. 25 rolls around.  Our son and his girlfriend came to visit in early December so we exchanged gifts then.  We finished our shopping for other family and got their packages mailed off before the deadline.  That has left us with time to enjoy events in our area -- concerts, lights, evenings with friends.  I also have had time to quilt and sew whenever I feel like it.  Here are some photos of what I have been doing:

My first Christmas quilt:

This is from a pattern called Pretty Peppermints by Gigi's Thimble.  I just love it!  I am not sure when I will get it quilted, but I just love to look at it.  Be sure to hop over to Judy's blog to see more quilts.

I helped with decorating our church for Advent on two consecutive Sundays.  It is a big job for our little crew.  This is about half of the decorations.  This year our theme is The Wreath and our focus color is red..  So we have about 12 wreaths placed around the church celebrating our theme.

We took in the local Botanical Garden  on a Friday night when then temp was in the 40's - a real unusual event in Wisconsin in December.  Their annual fundraiser is a Christmas light display.  Photos can never do justice to such a fun exhibit, but it was truly magical.

Have a Merry and Blessed Christmas.  May all your days be filled with joy and lot of stitches.


  1. Never met a Dresden I didn't like. Your quilt is very pretty.

  2. I like the peppermint Dresdens! And the light show looks spectacular. Nice to have mild weather this year.

  3. Your first Christmas quilt is a real winner! So festive and fun!
    Beautiful decorating at your church. Good of you to help out.
    Looks like a delightful holiday light display.

  4. Your Christmas quilt is gorgeous, as is your church! It's nice to really enjoy the season and not be rushing until the last minute. Merry Christmas!

  5. Love your Christmas quilt - I love Dresdens too and have made a couple recently.

  6. I just love that Dresden Christmas quilt. I know you will have it quilted and ready for Christmas this year. Happy New Year!