I can see you December!

Hello there,

First of all I want to welcome all new subscribers! I am glad you are here and hope you enjoy your “visit”! Grab a cup of tea or coffee and let’s sit and relax for a little while….

It has been more than a week since I published a blog post, and when I wait that long in between I totally forget what I have already shared and what I haven’t…getting old, obviously. 😉

We have had a couple of busy weeks and I am quickly falling behind on some of the projects that I swore would be done in plenty of time before the holiday season started…..hmmmm, I think I am in trouble. And yet I keep finding more and more projects that I think I can fit in, so those get printed off and put on my little project table…I sure hope it’s a strong table! 😀

Kristie ( of Teadoddles.com) and I are nearing the end of our Merry Christmas Sew Along! Kristie just revealed her pattern and even shares how to make a Christmas card with the design! Here are some pictures of Kristie’s and my version of the tree:

These ornaments are so fast and easy to make and they would make adorable gift tags! I actually used the Gingerbread man design from last month to decorate a present for my in-laws recently:Gingerbread man by Farmhouse QuiltsIsn’t that the cutest? We also held a giveaway  and I am happy to announce that Heather Monroe is the winner of one of the fabric bundles! Please email me your mailing address ASAP and I will get those bundles out to you and Terri Goldin, who won the other bundle.

Last weekend I had some fun making a Thanksgiving banner for over our fireplace. I used some wonky letters and fused them to triangles and then had fun “staging” our mantle with Fall items. It was a really easy and fun project, and I’m already imagining one done in Christmas fabrics…oh oh, another project to clutter up my table!

The tutorial for the banner can be found right here: https://farmhousequilts.blog/tutorials/give-thanks-banner/

In my facebook group I have been doing a virtual Quilt As You Go sewalong. I designed this table mat and am sharing the details in slide format.

We have 3 weeks left until the table mat is complete so if  you would like to step in and start sewing along, there is still plenty of time! Of course, if you would like to just learn how to do QAYG without making the project, you are welcome to do that too! The link to the slide shows can be found right here: https://farmhousequilts.blog/farmhouse-quilts-quilt-as-you-go-sew-along/ or you can find them in the “files” section in the Facebook group.

With December right around the corner, I have felt the need to start on some little Christmas projects. I joined Sarah’s free sew along of this adorable advent calendar:Advent calendar by Pretty Little Fabrics and TrimsI am a little behind at this point….I have embroidered the numbers and the words and that is it….oopsie! I better get some major sewing time in soon!

Obviously I have a thing for red and white because I saw some adorable clothespins in a  magazine and decided that I needed some of those too. So off I went and bought some wooden clothespins that I painted red and then dotted with white paint. Scandi clothes pins by Farmhouse QuiltsThese will look ADORABLE clipped to Christmas cards on a ribbon, don’t you think?!

I will see if I have time to write a tutorial for these, but am not making any promises! ( They are super easy~ you can figure this one out, I’m sure!)

And finally, just to prove I am obsessed with red and white things, we took our company to the adorable little town of Lititz this past weekend. It was chilly and perfect weather to visit the shops that all had out their Christmas wares already. In one little shop I found this adorable little girl ( handmade in Estonia!) and she just had to come home and live at our house:Little elf handmade in Estonia.Isn’t she the cutest?! I am already wishing I had bought more of them!

Well, there you have it…that is what I have been up to! In December I will be celebrating my blog’s 2nd birthday!! Thank you so much for all your wonderful comments and support these past 2 years! I truly love writing this blog and it means a lot that you enjoy it too.

Until next time~happy creating!


6 thoughts on “I can see you December!

  1. Oh Monique you have accomplished so much, take a deep breath and then start even more projects ha ha. I love reading about your quilting adventures, you take us all with you and you give us back so much. Take care my dear, wonderful people like you are rare. xx

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  2. You are tooooo productive! I love the idea of having customized décor for each holiday, but sadly I go right from Halloween directly to Christmas, with no time to do Thanksgiving. My to-do list is endless! I hope that you enjoy this Thanksgiving weekend.


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