There’s still time…

Or is there?

There are less than six weeks until Christmas and Kwanzaa, and less than three weeks until Hanukkah.  So how much sewing time is left?

Enough to make any of these projects?


(All images found on Pinterest.  Clockwise from the upper left –  Flurry Fabric and pattern by Kate Spain/image from Hollyhill Quilt Shoppe.  Feathered Star by Anita Peluso/Pattern by Marsha McCloskey.  Original pillow design by Amy Sinibaldi – NanaCompany.  Trim the Tree – pattern by Meg Hawkey of Crabapple Hill, made by Rita of Pink Polka Dot Creations.  Christmas Dresden Plates by Amber Johnson of Gigi’s Thimble.  Winter Wonderland by Sherri Falls & It’s Sew Emma.)

If you’ve still got some holiday sewing to do – what are you going to make?  Is it for decorating – or are you still making “handmade” gifts?

Or is your list done… right up until you see some of the wonderful projects posted during the 12 Days of Christmas events done by Sweetwater Designs and Fig Tree & Co.?  (The Sweetwater girls started last week and are on Day 3 while Joanna won’t be starting until Saturday, November 28th.)

My “made for Christmas 2015” sewing is done – I think.  I could still get the crazy idea that I can start-and-finish something.  I did get a Christmas quilt made using Kate Spain’s Jingle collection and the Lollies pattern by Thimble BlossomsCamille Roskelley.


While I love the aqua blue mixed in with the red and green, I know that not everybody does.

What are your favorite colors to use for decorating during the holidays?

Blue and silver for Hanukkah?  Red and green for Christmas?  What do you think of adding a little bit of aqua or hot pink – a “Shiny Brite” kind of Mod holiday?  Or do you fancy the Scandinavian palette of red, white, gray and mocha?


Winterrose by Wenche Wolff Hatling using JOL.

What about just “red and white” – or cream?


Okay, Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree & Co. does slip in a little bit of green on occasion.

Have you started decorating?  Or are you like Nordstrom’s – preferring to “deck your halls” with Christmas the day after Thanksgiving?

I think you know that when I have questions, there is a possibility of a little bit of quid pro quo.

It is the season for giving, right?  Or it will be soon.


 Tomorrow is the last day of our Share the Joy series. 
And we definitely saved the BEST for last! 🙂
Can anyone guess who will be sharing their tale of JOY with us tomorrow?
Anyway, back to today! How could we possibly ask all of you to Share the Joy this season without sharing a little of what we love so dearly with YOU?! 

We decided to make the BIGGEST stocking yet and FILL it to the brim with all kinds of FABRIC & NOTIONS that would make even Santa blush. 
This stocking is the ultimate in Quilty Christmas Stockings. 
It has over $750 worth of treats in it including everything from a Fat Quarter Bundle, Layer Cake, Jelly Rolls, Nail Polish, Sewline Gift Set, Scissors, Rulers, Threads… you get the idea! It is AWESOME! 

How does one win you ask? 
Well you see, it is very easy… 
Just follow this magical link that will take you over to our FACEBOOK page to enter. 
Simply FOLLOW our FACEBOOK page and like & SHARE the photo on Facebook 
as your entry to WIN! The details will be listed on our Facebook page as well. 
Your last chance to win is Thursday, December 19th at midnight. One WINNER will be randomly selected and announced this FRIDAY from those who shared and liked the above photo ON FACEBOOK
And don’t worry, the winner will receive this stocking in time to open it on Christmas morning. 
*Sorry, limited to U.S. residents only. 
When you win will you keep all the goodies for yourself or 
Share the Joy with quilting friends? 🙂 

Quilty Stocking Stuffers… How Good Have YOU Been?

Have you been a good little quilter this year?
We think so!

Here’s the deal…
We provided you with this free printable list that you can print off,
fill out and leave sitting out for “Santa” to see. 😉

(click to print PDF)

We have put together a few lists of stocking stuffers filled with
fun quilting gifts and goodies we think you’re gonna like!  

And don’t forget to find a few treats for your friends!
Print off these free quilty gift tags to add the 
final touch to their gifts…
Make sure to send your Santa to your favorite local quilt shop 
to find everything on your list!
Which of these goodies do you want in YOUR stocking this year? 
We will put in a good word with the big guy! 

A Project Waiting to Happen: Colorful Wool Felt Balls

Ok you guys, get ready for cuteness! 
With the holidays at hand our heads are spinning with ideas for 
these whimsical wool felt balls from Handbehg Felts.

Check out these fun Projects Sheets for tons of 
great ideas & to learn how to make things like these Topiary Trees, Jingle Door Bells, 
Garland, Wreaths, Scarfs and more. They are sure to brighten up your holidays!

What will you make with these cheerful felt balls?