Tuesday, December 23, 2008

bullseye quilt done and a Merry guy!

I finished my quilt that I have been working on...finally...Sometimes things just flow and finish up so nice...This was not one of those projects...I haven't used my quilting machine in a while, and I have a pretty good idea that a pair of little hands were making adjustments to it. I finally was so frustrated, that I took it off and just finished it on my regular sewing machine....I have had no patience the last few days anyway. I have been cooped up for way too long! I even got in the car today to get out and actually go to the store and promptly ran my car right off the road and into a ditch where it still resides....Someday this snow and ice will melt and I will drive it right out. Have I said that I hate snow yet? I hate snow.....that is on the record. So anyway, I put the quilt on my antique table in the kitchen and I think it looks really cute...The little kids eat there, but I have vinyl place mats for them and the quilt washes anyway...I am all for using what I make. I also made this funky Christmas guy with the holly on his head just cause I felt like it...He is an old photo done on this yellowed paper...It might've been some kind of copy done a long time back..I named him Harry...Harry the holly guy. ho ho ho.....


Sarah C said...

I love your quilt. it turned out really nice!

I am so sad to hear about your car. I hope you are able to get it out soon.

Merry Christmas to you and your little ones.

Rainma said...

Melinda: You need to teach me how to do those cards, they are amazing. Bummer about your machine. Grandmas was acting funky last week and right before I tossed it in the snow, it started to behave...so sorry about your car. I have been the one digging the driveway. Funny how snow all of a sudden turns a shared drive into one families nightmare!
Christmas will be awesome & 2009 is just around the corner, hang in there sweetie!

Helen in the UK said...

Your new quilt looks great!! You've had so much snow lately - it's looking very seasonal, although it must make everyday life tricky. Best wishes for xmas :)

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Sorry about you going into the ditch = OH MY! Snow seems to idyllic from here were there isn't any.....isn't that just how it goes :) Hoping you get sprung real soon!!!

Harry the Holly Guy is just wonderful Melinda! Your bulls eye quilt is fantastic too, you'd never know it didn't go smoothly = great results and how sweet for the kids to get to enjoy it too.

Hope you're feeling lots of Ho Ho Ho and Fa la la! oxoo
P.S. I was really hoping the mailman would deliver on time too

purplepaint said...

Melinda - I love your quilt and Harry the Holly guy!!! I've been cleaning my sewing area and I need to lock myself in the basement for 5 years and use that fabric!!!! Time to get busy and make a lot of quilts!!! Merry Christmas dear lady, I hope you have a joyous one!