Welcome Wilkommen Bienvenue

Thanks for visiting ! Please leave me comments, I love to read what you might think about the boutis (which is also known as "Broderie de Marseille"), please share with me what you have seen, what you love, how-tos, good museums to visit, pattern origins, and so on ..... you get the idea !

Friday, December 21, 2012

Christmas Pleasures

I always find that the things which I enjoy most about Advent and Christmas are small, enjoyable projects, things which as a rule I don't do enough of.  This year, at my favorite quilt store in Clearwater, I participated in the 11th Christmas Mystery.  I have done them all except one (can't remember why not that year), and it has become something I look forward to.  The staff in the store (and you know who you are !) always add that little bit extra to make it all pretty, and we eat and chat and hopefully get our project done. 
I promised Becky I would take photos of my projects, most of which are complete, although some are in the finished top stage and one is a completed top with no applique yet - and so here are a few of the first ones.  One I adapted into a tree skirt and is under our tree as we speak ... will take a photo of that in the next day or two.  Other projects to follow ...
This was the first one .... 6 pieced blocks

Pam's ornament

Roni's tree

 Primitive Gatherings

And finally, a couple of pictures of my poinsettia.  Living in Florida, I decided to plant my two poinsettias in a pot in front of my house last year.  They were average pots of the kind you see everywhere in December.  Well, they were so pretty as plain green plants after Christmas that we left them the whole year; they have turned a glorious red over the last couple of weeks.  I am so thrilled with them !