Wednesday, December 15, 2010

It's Beginning to Look Like Christmas

It seems like I'm running behind a bit this year, but we finally have our tree up and when I see my Nisse I know Christmas is close!!
I've kept my decorating fairly simple this year.
Here's the Santa I made a few months ago and the J-O-Y banner that we made at Thanksgiving.

This red and white bear paw quilt top was going to be used a rag!! My friend's cousin rescued it and passed it to the person she knows loves humble quilts!! It took a good soaking, then because it didn't bleed, a good wash, then a good spray with febreeze to get out the musty smell. I had planned on ironing it, but it is way too wavy even for the iron. I think I'll leave it as a top and enjoy it for the bright color is gives during the holidays.

We went shopping last week and I couldn't resist taking a photo of these cowgirl RUBBER boots! Are they fantastic or what?!
 Here's Chilly from Primitive Pieces by Lynda. It is supposed to be a door hanger, but before I gave it away it looked pretty cute hanging on my stair banister.
 A little surprise on the reverse.
Is anybody up for a doll quilt quiltalong after the new year? I pulled a few fabrics for it and hope to start sewing on it soon. You notice I can hardly resist that darn cheddar!?

42 comments:

  1. Love the Christmas Decorations and the homemade ones are ever so special! Since I'm not working a sew along would be fun! Count me in. :D

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  2. What wonderful decorations...love your Chilly! Those fabrics you pulled are wonderful...a new doll quilt would be fun!

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  3. The bear paw top is great ! As to the doll quilt quilt-along, I don't know. I still haven't finished my second cc&c doll quilt. (Don't know why I decided to make 2 of them - hee hee) I did work on it a little yesterday morning, though. I want to get the top finished after we get home. I have the finished one hanging over the back of a black chair and it really looks great! We are in Arkansas now with the new GS!!!

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  4. Sew alongs are always fun! Decorations look great! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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  5. Oh I'm up for it alright...in fact I'm going to make it a priority!!!

    Love the decorating Lori. Merry Christmas!

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  6. I love your little elves! Everything looks very merry and festive.

    That rescued quilt top is awesome! It would make a lovely table cloth with bright red dishes.

    I would love to do a doll quilt sew along, keep us posted!

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  7. Love the decorations! I love that Bear Paw quilt and am so glad you rescued it! It's one of my favorite patterns and the very first one I ever did back in 1995.

    I LOVE the cowgirl rubber boots. I own a couple pairs of the leather ones, but have never seen them in rubber. Way cool :)

    Merry Christmas!

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  8. Oh count me in for the sew along. I love the colors that you have chosen. I have some of the same blues but my cheddar would be a little different. I love your decorations.

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  9. Decorations look so pretty. I love the fabrics you pulled too. Now those boots are right up my alley!!

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  10. I've never done a quilt along; I believe I could manage a doll size one! Count me in.

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  11. I love your decorations! The Santa and the elves are my favorite! I have collected so many patterns over the years to make dolls. One of these day, I will make some! They make home look so cozy!

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  12. Your decorations are festive and sweet as can be.
    The rescued quilt looks right at home with your holiday decorations.

    Yes, yes, yes -- I'm ready for another quiltalong. The two little quilts I made this year per your instructions are personal favorites. My cheddar is ready to follow you anywhere!

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  13. I am glad to see that I am not the only one that decided not to go all out on the decorations this year. Just the things I love. A new doll quilt would be fun. I have all those favorite colors...

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  14. The house looks wonderful. Count in me on the sew-along. I love the idea of a small distraction after the holidays!

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  15. Yes....it certainly is beginning to look like Christmas. Oh gosh....hope I have a chance to play with the new doll quilt pattern this time...sounds fun!

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  16. Oh yes, I would love a doll quilt quilt-a-long! I keep thinking I want to make another doll quilt, but can't decide on the pattern. So what would be better than letting you decide on the pattern and join in!

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  17. A doll quilt along? Count me in!

    Your Santa looks so cute all finished and on display. Merry Christmas, Lori!!!

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  18. Your decorating for Christmas is so happy. I love your joyful little snowman peeking from behing a tree! Simple is best in my book.
    A doll quilt along would be just right to start off the new year!

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  19. oh I am in this time for the little quilt and YES thank goodness you added that cheddar, it sold me!
    LOL
    oh love the red and white bear paw quilt and the snowman door hanger just way too cute!!!!
    we willl be decorating this weekend when the college girl gets home!
    Kathie

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  20. Such fun decorations. They have a cozy feel to them. That was surely a close call for the quilt. I think it looks very Christmassy...and cozy just like the rest of your decorations. Happy Holidays! Oh, and I'm looking forward to the doll quilt sew along. Thanks.

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  21. I always love the prim and homemade look. It seems you favor red, just like I do.

    The cheddar is yummy! I'll probably join in because the last one was so fun :)

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  22. I haven't started decorating yet. Hope to get busy on it tonight.
    Your decorations look so cute. Love your hand made Santa and banner.
    Doll quilt sounds like fun.

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  23. I love your Santas - we have a collection of Santas and nutcrackers. I would love to join you in a doll quilt along - I am planning to make 2011 the year of the small quilt!

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  24. I love your primitive santas. They look so festive
    and when I first saw "Chilly" my thought was, "what a cute holiday bag!" The doll quilt so-along sounds interesting but I'll have to see where I am on Bonnie's Christmas mystery quilt. I've never made a doll quilt before about how big are we talking?

    Gail :)

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  25. Hip Hip Hooray! Let's hear it for 'quilt rescue'! It's the perfect addition to your holiday decor.

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  26. Your holiday decorations have such a nice homespun look. I didn't do much decorating this year either, but draped an old red and green quilt top over the table I sat the small tree on. I really like your Bear Paw, and I'm glad you rescued it and are using it.

    I have a couple of crazy commissioned quilts coming up. I think a doll quilt will give me a feeling of getting something done?
    :)
    Great boots!

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  27. That top looks beautiful how you've displayed it. A rag - oh my!
    a quiltalong - I may not be able to resist. :0)

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  28. I would love to do another doll quilt-a-long and January would be the perfect time to do it!

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  29. Looks like Christmas has arrived at your house! I was thinking about the doll quilt Sunday as I was trimming the tree. My Cheddar Cheese and Crackers is keeping my teddy warm by the tree. I'll post a picture on the blog soon. Looking forward to another doll quilt in the New Year!
    Happy Holidays!

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  30. I am with Ann, a doll quilt quilt along would be just the thing to make me feel like I got something accomplished. Like the colors you pulled. Your Christmas decorations are all cute, and I hope you bought yourself those boots. : )

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  31. A quilt-along? Sounds like fun. I'm a newbie to blogging. Is this like a mystery? Love the fabrics you chose and your decorations.

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  32. A doll quilt along would be great. The Cheddar Cheese and Crackers quilt we made last January is one of my favorite quilts. I have it in my sewing room where I can see it all the time. Thanks for taking the time to do these!

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  33. I can't seem to resist the cheddar either. Nice little stash you have there! Love your Christmas decor. Have a warm and merry season!

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  34. Wonderful decorations. Love the doll fabrics, those will work wonderful in a doll quilt.

    Debbie

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  35. Love the simplicity of the decoration.I hate glitter.
    Would love to have a go at the quilt along. Just have to find me some chedder!

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  36. Yes, I KNEW I bought that cheddar piece for a good reason (and, thought of YOU when I saw it too).

    Lucy~

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  37. I think a new doll quilt along would be just the thing to start the new year. I'm in. Your decorations are all charming. Happy Holidays to you, Lori.

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  38. Cute decor! Love the fabrics for the doll quilt along and hope to be joining in. Merry Christmas!

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  39. Thank you for coming by my blog Lori.

    Ooh ... that red and white bear paw quilt is how mine will be! :) How many bear paw blocks are there?

    Count me in on the Doll quilt a-long. As you know I'll be making the CC&C too ... so I'll be busy busy busy! :)

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  40. I'm going simple too this year. I love your little elves.
    Count me in the doll quilt along!!
    xo

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  41. Your door knob hanger turned out quilt. I have the pattern laying out but don't know that I am going to find time for it any time soon.
    Another sew-along. Sounds good though I will have to do it later on. I will be out of commission in January.

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  42. Oh baby! I bet I will be ready for a sew along after the new year!!!

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