When you look at my version of Block 51 of the Civil War Quilt by Barbara Brackman, you will notice that I took the easy way out.
The stripes were supposed to be pieced and the stars pieced in as well. Instead, I found a pre-printed stripe fabric that I liked then machine appliqued the stars fabric over it. Piece of cake! My only regret is that I did not machine applique with invisible thread in the top. Otherwise I am happy with the result. I thank Barbara from Cookie’s Creek blog for her idea about the star fabric. I had this in my stash and worked just great.
After much procrastination, I dug out a couple of Santa Claus’s out of my closet and set them up around the house. I also pulled down the box containing the Christmas wrapping paper, ribbon, and gift bags to start wrapping up the gifts for the grand-nieces and nephews’ presents. Books. Some will love them. Others will not care one way or the other. And still others will be going – “Aunt Donna and her books” as they roll their eyes. If I can get just one kid out of the six to read a book, I will be so very, very happy.
We have a new grand-niece due the middle of next year, so I didn’t leave her out. She will have a cute little stuffed giraffe under this year’s Christmas tree. Next year she too will get a book.
Finished addressing Christmas cards tonight so I can check that thing off of my to do list. But there are still more on that list to take care of. Like the grocery store trip. Ugh!!!! Pecan pies to bake. Yummy!!!! and presents to wrap. No problemo!!!!