Healing Heroes (Quilts of Valour) is having their annual Christmas Potluck tomorrow so a list went around for everyone to fill out as to what they were going to bring - next to my name NOT ALLOWED! Well it took me forever to find the recipe for NOT ALLOWED but in the end you know I found it and here it is..........looks a little like Deviled Eggs doesn't it!
Nancy was working today so she started on the Christmas window and got it almost done.......however, she had a personal dilemma. She needed a Yule Log for a Christmas party at her sister-in-laws tomorrow and of course was thinking she could just pick it up tonight or tomorrow but her usual place didn't have them, so while she was working on the window I made her a Yule Log (looks more like a chocolate igloo to me)! Anyway - once she puts her Christmas decorations on it and her personal touches it will look amazing - and hopefully she'll take a picture.....By the way - I now know why they use Sponge Cake rather than regular cake - it's much more flexible! Live and learn!
I'll have you know that we got this all done by 8:00 P.M. and closed on time.....and went home! This is very unusual for me - usually there's always something left to do!
I have to say I really enjoy coming home these days - the house is clean, the beds are all made (even Jonathan's - very rare) but I miss all my fabric! It's been nearly a month that my stash and almost all of my quilting projects have been packed away in boxes that reside at the townhouse or in bags that reside at the store. I only allowed myself the luxury of two projects to work on.....one "hand" project and one "machine" project.
The hand project is a pattern that Judith gave me from a magazine - McCall's Quilting - February 2009 and I found the perfect fabrics for it in this quilt store I frequent.....
Check out the fabrics - I only have to complete another 15 blocks! One of the reasons I am hand appliqueing this is I wanted to try out the Quilt Patis we sell in the store - some people love them, others prefer paper! In my case the jury's still out, when they work for me I love them, when they get fiddly I don't! The problem I DO find is that you can't use an iron with them - no pressing, so that for me is definitely on the CON side! So far I am loving the way it looks though.....gonna take awhile as I don't get to work on it much!