Thursday, December 06, 2007

Christmas Exchange & tablerunner

I had Barbara for the Birthday/Christmas exchange this year, I was so glad, I love reading her blog. I made her another wall hanging by Blackbird Designs from the Peppermint and Holly Book:
I heard she likes it, yay!!

Also, I made another tablerunner tonight, I used my Crazy Curves templates to make the blocks, it was fun to do, I've never really sewn anything with curves before, so it was definetly out of my comfort zone. I am happy with it, but I had to fuss with it quite a bit.
I stitched a little bit on my November Bent Creek snapper today too, I plan on working on it this month, we'll see if I can possibly finish the whole thing by the end of the year! I am not in any exchanges right now, just the NRR, so I'll have more time to stitch for me right now.

We are all still sick here, I hope I feel better by tomorrow, I have so much to do at work, I can't be missing it right now (but isn't that how it always goes?) So keep you fingers crossed for me :) The kids seem to be much better today thank goodness, I think I got the worst of it.

22 comments:

Kendra said...

I feel for you on the sickness thing...I had a terrible sinus infection last week and even though I'm a lot better, I'm not quite 100% yet. I'll be glad when this bug vacates the premises and moves on!

Kathy A. said...

Hope you are feeling better soon. That flu bug is nasty. Your runner is gorgeous. WOW you are so brave doing round. Great job. Your wallhanging is beautiful and I think of you everytime I look at mine. Thank you again so much.

Barbara said...

You bet I like it! Thanks again! We've hung the wallhanging in the living room, so everyone can see it. Max was over the moon with his raccoon stitching kit - he was so cute, he kept 'oohing' and 'aahing' over it. :D

I hope you'll be better very soon. Illness - especially so near the holidays - is just the pits!

Vonna said...

Hope you all are feeling better soon! And Barbara was a lucky woman to have you for a partner...look at that lovely gift! GORGEOUS!
I love your quilt table topper...it's divine too!

Wendy said...

What a great choice for your exchange gift! Its perfect and your finishing looks great. I'm sure Barbara was thrilled to receive it.

I'm so impressed with your new table runner - anything with curves is scary to me!

staci said...

Hope you are feeling better soon! Now youngest son is sick too :(

Darling wall hanging and table runner :)

Dawn said...

The wall haning is gorgeous and so is the table runner!

Jenna said...

You've been doing some lovely stitching and sewing. I love it all! :) I hope that everyone feels better soon. It's no fun being sick around this time of year.

Von said...

Goodness, Heather, I hope you're feeling better soon! This is no time to be laid up ill! One nice thing about the children getting older is that the stomach flus and colds don't seem to be as prevalent as they once were at this time of year. How well I remember those Christmases where one child would fall ill, followed by another and . . .
Hugs!

Sharon said...

The exchange is beautiful! The tablerunner is just gorgeous-love it. Great job!

Cheryl said...

Ive just seen this over at Barbara's blog. Its lovely! I'd like to make a wallhanging sometime.
Love your tablerunner! Pretty fabrics

Katrina said...

Hope you all get well soon!

Love both the finishes. The tablerunner and wallhanging are both so pretty.

My Life In Stitches said...

Hope everyone is feeling better! I love the table runner. It is very pretty. I am also stitching the monthly snappers and hoping to finish them this year. I am hoping to start the November one today...working on the border around October at the moment. How do you plan on "finishing" yours when done. My plan had been to frame but someone saw me stitching on it one day and asked if it was a tablerunner...made me wonder.
Happy stitching,
Annette

Leena said...

Oh I hope you'll be feeling better soon!!

The wallhanging is gorgeous and so is your tablerunner, I so much admire your quilts :)

Yuko said...

Your BBD tapestry is so stunning!!!
I love the fablics colour and print you've chosen for this stitched piece very much!
It's absolutely beautiful~!!!
As well as your quilt is beautiful!
I'm happy to found your blog!

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

The Blackbird Noel banner came out great and I just love the table runner. Get better and Happy Stitching.

Hannah said...

Your wallhanging is awesome. You should post a tutorial one of these days :)

I love the tablerunner! The fabrics are soooo pretty!

I haven't gotten a chance to reply to your e-mail, yet, but I hope to do so soon!

Rose Marie said...

Love your table topper and the background fabric is neat ... not the usual plain.

Anita said...

Hope you are doing better soon. Wow, both of the pieces are so pretty. I just love your table topper. The exchange piece is awewome.

tkdchick said...

You stitched up a beautiful wall hanging for Barbara!

The table runner is great. We all have to do something to get us out of our comfort zones sometimes!

Michelle said...

Beautiful finishes! Barbara is a lucky woman to receive that beautiful wall hanging! And the curves on the table runner are fabulous!

MysteryKnitter said...

Get well soon there.