Sunday, December 18, 2011


I can't believe I let so many Sunday's slip by without my weekly post. This time of year I swear the clock moves faster and faster. I really need to learn to plan better.

Nothing much to show this week. I did catch up to my Vignette project just in time for the new magazine to arrive. The next step is half of the center. I think I am going to wait for the next issue to come out before starting this one. I think it may be easier to do the center as one piece.
The next project I worked on is my "Start Spangled Celebration".   I am trying to keep up with this as the kits arrive in the mail.   I made a big boo boo when I fused the liberty letters.  I should have placed them closer to each other so they wouldn't overlap on the heart.  
Yesterday Nancy and Beth came over and we celebrated Christmas by going out to eat Mexican food and coming back to my house for a gift exchange.   I need to take better pictures of all the wonderful things I received from my special friends.  

Beth made Nancy and I each a mini.   A Snowman for Nancy
 and a great little CW mini for me.  She even personalized it making it more special.

She also added some chocolate kisses in the bag and this cute little baby Christmas Annie.  Isn't she adorable.   I have never been into dolls but these cuties are too cute.  Nicole makes them if you feel the need for your very own.  The cute little kitty watch was from Nancy.  She had all kinds of cute items in the bag she made us.   Wait till you see this bag!!
It is made from Dear Jane chapter fabrics.  I really wish I would have taken better pictures of it.  It is incredible.  I can't wait to sport it to my next quilt class.   Big pockets inside, which of course were filled with goodies.  Of course I didn't take pictures of everything, Ugh!  I am challenged at that.  Just be assured that there were goodies in there that were fabulous.

I forgot to take pics of the gifts I got for the girls.  Ooops.   

I also got a very special gift from someone special that I need to take pictures of before the big reveal.  I have to check with her first to see if it is ok to share.  I was floored when I opened my mail this past week.

I hope you all have a very Blessed Christmas.   I have big plans for UFO busting in the New Year.  I will be sure to post all about it before the first of the month.   Until then, big hugs from me.



Terry said...

Your Vignette project looks wonderful! And that little Annie is so cute! :0)

Linda said...

Love the DJ bag!!! Have a very Merry Christmas, Yvette!

JustCindy said...

What wonderful gifts! Merry Christmas.

karenfae said...

Great looking bag! I still love the first quilt you show but somehow doubt I will ever get around to making it. Too many things to make and not enough time to do it!!

Robin said...

I know only too well what you mean about time slipping by. Eeep! Vignette is looking fabulous, and I love the Liberty block (and think the letters look splendid, even overlapping the heart).

It sounds like you had a wonderful celebration with friends. Too cool! (Love the bag!)

Happy holidays, Yvette!

Janet O. said...

"Nothing m,uch to show" and then you proceed to show us all kinds of fun things. : )
I especially love the little vintage looking mini quilt made just for you!

marina said...

wow!! what great progress on your vignette. What fantastic treasures you received for Christmas. Love that bag.
Will look forward to seeing your 2012 list. Might make one myself!
Hope you have a joyous and safe Christmas and new year.

Annelies said...

What a beautiful you have got. Merry Christmas !

Fiesta said...

Yvette, your projects are so beautiful! Your library quilt is coming along beautifully. I am not familiar with the first design you are working on but the colors are wonderful. The gifts you received are precious and I really did think that was a dear Jane bag! Your friend did a wonderful job on that. All other women have coach bags and dooney's and quilter's have dear Jane. Feliz navidad Amiga.

Cathy said...

Love your Liberty Celebration quilt. The letters are fine. What wonderful gifts were exchanged. Have a very Merry Christmas. Hugs

LynCC said...

Some great-looking work there - Vignette is really moving along! :D

Kathie said...

Looks like the perfect Christmas get to gether with quilting friends! love the bag, great gifts, the Annie is adorable and well that snowman little quilt is just sooooooo wonderful
Kathie a snowman collector!

Grethe said...

Oh Yvette,your Leanne project there looks absolutely stunning. It will be such a great quilt. Wonderful gift exchange:-) Merry Christmas to you.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

OMGG look at you and your Vignette quilt. I am so jealous. That is going to be beautiful isn't it?
Love your gifties from the girls.
Merry Christmas Yvette.

Lynn S said...

Love the Dear Jane bag. Will you show more about it on your blog?

Karen said...

I like the "Star Spangled Celebration" that you are working on. You will be ready for summer while I am still working on winter quilts.

Kimonos and Sushi(OLD BLOG) said...

Thanks for the block you made on Tis the Season Quilt.... Blogworld Rocks

Deb said...

Your quilts in progress look wonderful!! And love the gifts that you received.

I hope to get on the UFO busting thing in 2012 too. I'm determined not to buy a thing and whittle some of this stuff down. We'll see how long that lasts! LOL

Happy New Year!

Miriam said...

Happy New Year Yvette!!!
Your Star Spangled Celebration is looking great and I really love that Dear Jane bag!
Hope you are well.

Carrie P. said...

Your vingnette quilt is coming along. I think the y looks fine on the heart.
Oh, what great gifts. Wow, you are right about the bag. Fabulous!
Happy New Year.

Kim D. said...

Yvette, Your projects are all so beautiful, love the Start Spangled Celebration. I hope to make that one some day. The gifts you received are amazing too. Your friend is very creative, the doll is especially cute. Have a Happy New Year. Can't wait to hear about your plans for finishing UFO's. I need a nudge in that area.