Did you get what you wanted for Christmas?

Did you get what you wanted for Christmas?  Mooch did!  She got a pink catnip mouse and became a wild beast on Christmas Eve.  It took her less than 1/2 hour to tear off the tail and pull out the stuffing.  Catnip all over the floor and, after she was done rolling in it, all over the house!

If you judge a good Christmas by the amount of laughter in the house, this year was a great one! My granddaughters and I made red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting for Christmas Eve dessert.  I think there was more frosting on them than the cupcakes, but a lot of laughing and fun went on in the kitchen.  They were yummy!

And now we’re down to the last week of 2010!   Many of you are finishing up quilts and some of you  have sent me photos!  I love seeing what you’ve done.  Several weeks ago Brigette showed me a quilt on Moda Bake Shop designed by Stephanie Roman.  When I saw the design I fell it love with it and when I realized it was designed by Stephanie I loved it even more!  Not only is Stephanie sweet, she’s so talented!

Then one of my blog readers, Deborah Pruden, sent me a photo of a quilt she made using my fabric from Lily & Will.  She used Stephanie’s pattern! Isn’t it a small world? Don’t you love her quilt?

And Snowbound quilts are getting finished!  All the way from Italy comes this beautiful version from Agatha!

And just look at these other photos she sent!  You’ll know the one that captured my heart when you see it…

Thanks for sharing Deborah and Agatha!  I love the quilts.

FYI,  I’ve just added some patterns that are being discontinued at 50% off to my web site.  If you see a pattern that you’ve been thinking about buying now is the time!  3 pages of patterns at 50% off.

And have you seen the Lily & Will II advance precuts I’ve added to my web site?  I have a very LIMITED number, but if you love the yellow or aqua you can buy it now before it ships to the stores.  You’ll find some Lily & Will II under “what’s new“!

Happy last Monday in 2010 everyone!


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  • May Britt - I guess I got a present I had not expected. My two children had bought me an abyssinian kitten. Right now he is inspecting the house high and low. This is like having a baby again :)ReplyCancel

  • Vicky - Mooch has that look, “Uh uh, this is MY toy!” What a cutie! Poor old Santa must have had quite a time trying to get all my presents down the chimney! Note to self: Leave the front door unlocked next year!ReplyCancel

  • Agatha - What a surprise! My Snowbound quilt and my bunny “Ehitu” on your own page!! I am so proud! Thanks a lot!! I wish you a very, very Happy New Year!!!… and greetings from Italy!!!ReplyCancel

  • Anna - My standard poodle Enzo got a stuffless racoon and looked so funny with it hanging out his mouth pracing around the house. A tough toy but within a day the squeeker was out of it!ReplyCancel

  • Silvia - These 2 quilts are so beautiful!! They’ve done a great work!
    I hope you’re having a wonderful Christmas!! I wish you a Happy New Year 2011!! :) Hugs, SilviaReplyCancel

  • Gari - I haven’t gotten Snowbound done here but I did spend part of Christmas week getting some of the embroidery done on the blocks. I’m slow but I’ll get there.ReplyCancel

  • mimi'sdarlins - I love watching the cats play w/ catnip, they are hilarious! I’m trying to get caught up w/ my Snowbound blocks… the quilts you posted are beautiful!! Oh, and I forgot to tell you, my LQS has ordered Lily and Will, plus the satin trims, and I can hardly wait!ReplyCancel

  • Sandra - My best present was my daughter home from the hospital after a real scary bout of H1N1 on the mend. A very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family. Hugs and Blessings Sandra(from a very cold Canada)ReplyCancel

  • Jocelyn - I’ve already got Stephanie’s pattern bookmarked for my 2011 list :-)ReplyCancel

  • Juanita in Ohio - Mooch looks like she’s really fired up, LOL!! The cupcakes look delicious and the quilts are beautiful!! I am glad you had a nice holiday…now I am off to see the patterns and the additional Lily & Will, I just LOVE that fabric. TFS.ReplyCancel

  • Deborah Pruden - Well isn’t that fun to see Baby Hank’s quilt on your blog! Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Christine - I was looking for the Snowbound blocks to download August-December (I was very pregnant at that time and didn’t have a chance to get them). Is there anyway I can get the patterns I’m missing? Now that I’ve had my daughter I’d love to work on the blocks when she’s sleeping (the RARE moments she’s sleeping). I’ll be so sad not to finish up!!ReplyCancel