Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The last post before Christmas.

Apart from the unpicking which I'm happy to say is all done, I was glad to be able to get this Mary Mannakee block finished. I have seven completed now. Another blogger friend has just completed one too. Pop on over to see Deb. Her applique is wonderful and she has some other gorgeous projects on the go as well.

Another three Joseph's Coat blocks, a total of 10 done and right on track. I fully expect to fall behind at some stage but it is a long termer so no big deal if I do.

I've had some wonderful surprises in the mail this week that have really given me such a smile on my face.
Darlene sent this gorgeous wee quilt which is now on the wall in my sewing room.

Not only that, she also sent these two great magazines, woo hoo! Thank you dear Darlene, you really are an angel, I love the gift so much and it really touched my heart. I love the doll quilt!

Another wonderfull blogger friend also surprised me with this parcel. Kathie sent me this Calendar which has her quilt on the cover and pattern included.  look at this gorgeous charm pack she included, it has some beautiful fabrics in it. Thank you dear Kathie, you have a heart of gold too. I'm just thrilled to bits, I can't tell you.
Watch out, this is the year of RAK (random acts of kindness). Lots of bloggers are doing this and when you least expect it, you may end up being the recipient of some blog love.

To you all, dear friends and readers,  have a wonderful Christmas wether you are in the snow or the sun.

42 comments:

Jessica said...

I love the colours for your josephs coat! You are ahead of me, but like you say - this is definitely a long termer!
I love seeing what others are doing, so I look forward to seeing your work in the new year.

Deb said...

How cool - thanks for the link. Love your MM block - that's the one I have chosen to do next too, but maybe I'll switch to one you haven't done yet. Love your JC colours - might start that one on the 2010 side.

wishes, true and kind said...

Your MM block is wonderful, and your Joseph's coat blocks, too! I love the lighter petals, which I'm sure will give your quilt a nice sense of movement. So fun to watch the progress!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Joan

Heleen said...

All your blocks are wonderful! Have a great christmas too!

Nedra said...

Your blocks are beautiful, and a very Merry Christmas back to you also!

Christine said...

How wonderful all this lovely mail received and I love you block.

cheers
Christine

ps. nearl ready for tomorrow, we re having 14 for dinner as we celebrate Christmas eve.

pamina said...

Beautiful block Janet !

Merry christmas to you and your family !

Kathie said...

Oh my Love your latest block of MM I was going to do this one next too! Didn't realize you had made it this week!
Glad you like your surprise!
maybe a few baskets will be made over the holidays?
The JC is coming along so nice, I am tempted the more I see of these in blogland!
Have a wonderful Holiday!
Kathie

Betweens said...

Your applique is stunning and JC is coming along beautifully!! always love what you are working on Janet.
The blogging community is very giving and your gifts will keep you busy throughout the year
Happy New Year and so looking forward to reading about your projects next year.

Miriam said...

I love your MM block!!

I am looking forward to start my JC soon too! I love the colours you are using.

I wish you a wonderful Christmas too Janet!

Fiesta said...

Great gifts and great blocks Carrie.
Feliz Navidad,.

Stephanie said...

Lovely goodies. Joseph's Coat is just gorgeous as well as your applique. Thank you for a year filled with creativity and helpful tips. Wishing you and your family peace and joy in the new year.

PatchworkRose said...

Hi Janet
Just love your MM block and all those leaves of different greens. Recognise a few of them. Love your JC block too. Wishing you a Wonderful Christmas with your family Cheers
Lynne

*karendianne. said...

The Mannakee block is lovely but I sat with my coffee and got sucked into the fabrics dontcha know. Beautiful. I appreciate that we can click on these and linger with the up-close aspect. Your work is lovely over coffee. :) Always happy to see Joseph's Coat. This one is always the one that gets me thinking of learning to do applique. Love the RAK's! What a darling little quilt. I love it! A little inspiring actually and Janet, I do so love that quilt of Kathie's and believe you're doubly blessed!!! Warmly and with much kindness, *karendianne.

Quilt Hollow said...

Merry Christmas...enjoy. Look forward to seeing you after holidays.

Meredith said...

Merry Christmas

Terry said...

Merry Christmas Janet! :0)

alobsiger said...

You're running up to Christmas on a gorgeous note! Thanks for your lovely and inspiring posts. Peace and joy for the holiday!

Terrie Sandelin said...

The applique block is beautiful -- and, of course, I just love that little mini!

Karen said...

You have accomplished a lot of stitching during this busy time of year! Seven of those Mary M. blocks done. You are progressing so quickly on the project. I know it is a lot of stitching just to do one block.

Darlene said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours, Janet. Your blocks are wonderful, as always.

I'm glad your surprises put a smile on your face. Enjoy!

Lori said...

Merry Christmas Janet. I sure enjoy seeing every one of your blog posts. The MM and KC blocks are stupendous! What fun mail too!

Sue said...

Thank you, Janet for the Christmas wishes! Sending a Merry Christmas right back your way!!
Your block is just beautiful!!

Beth Karese said...

Beautiful! I love to check out all the different fabrics in your MM and JC blocks. Have a wonderful Christmas!

Carrie P. said...

Your blocks are just beautiful.
Darlene is spreading Christmas cheer all around. I follow Kathie's blog too and she does fabulous stuff too.
Christmas blessing to you.

Sharon said...

Beautiful work, thanks for sharing your progress. Merry Christmas to you, too

beth said...

love your mary mannakee block! and the joseph's coat looks great!

Heidi said...

Merry Christmas, Janet! I really enjoy your quilts. Your blog is really inspirational and reading it is one of my guilty pleasures. My only question is: do you actually sleep? I cannot believe how much you get done. Amazing!

Crispy said...

Lovely blocks, I'm getting awful tempted by that Joseph's coat (already have the Mannakee pattern) LOL. Off to check out Deb's blog :0)

Crispy

Lizzie said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours Janet, hope Santa is good to you,
Lizzie
XXX

Linda said...

You're so talented, Carrie! Your applique is just exquisite. I'm so impressed by your perfect petal points on the Joseph's Coat blocks. Can you see me turning green? I haven't finished ONE block yet!

You have wonderful friends. Lovely gifts for a lovely person. Merry Christmas to you!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Your Mary Manakee block is gorgeous (again) and love your Joseph's Coat.
Have a Merry Christmas Janet!

Janet said...

I really like your MM block - your applique is so perfect and I love all the different greens. What lovely gifts. Have a very Merry Christmas Janet!

Kaaren said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours as well, Janet.

I'm looking forward to another year of inspiration that I devour from your blog...no pressure intended. (wink)

Have a super Holiday! Wonderful gifts that you've received from blogging friends. They're the best!

imquilternity said...

Merry, Merry Christmas!

sewpam63 said...

Merry Christmas!!!

Your work is gorgeous!!! It's a little gift stopping in here regularly. ; ) Thanks for the inspiration!

Dixie said...

Your Mary Mannakee is coming along so beautifully. Hope you can post a picture of all your blocks together soon. Your fabric choices are just delicious! Looking forward to the new year and more applique - I'm going to make Jan Patek's Spencer Museum quilt.

Kim D. said...

Beautiful Blocks!! Looks like you have been busy. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

Sherri said...

I love, love, love your Joseph's Coat blocks! Wonderful Christmas goodies as well!

Thimbleanna said...

Such lovely parcels! I just love your Joseph's Coat blocks -- they're turning out soooo pretty! I hope you and your family had a Happy Christmas!

aubirdwoman said...

fabulous blog.
hi sheila from CP2010 here.
I just love the Joseph's Coat blocks, now is that a pattern, or can I make my own.

Robin said...

Your MM block turned out so beautifully!!! And your new Joseph's Coat blocks are scrumptious. You always do such beautiful work. :)