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Friday, December 17, 2010

getting there.. finished quilts and bring on Christmas!


Hi girls, it's been VERY hectic here lately.. but I thought I'd show you some pics of the quilts I finished..
THis is the ballerina quilt.. I love making these.. shame about the fabric being discontinued though. I made this as a gift for my niece.




The other quilt was a customer order and she wanted roses.. so roses she got!!





I also had an order for a cushion but ended up making 3.,, well I was on a roll! They all look like this.(only 1 left)


Yesterday I got the blinds put in my bedroom and lounge ..They are just holland blinds but I am very happy, and even happier that they will only take me a minute to clean when need be.

Ofcourse I still need to put curtains up and am putting just one curtain on each on the sides closest to the walls. Not sure what kind yet as this room will be getting a makeover once I decide exactly what I want.

Finally our Christmas decorations went up to. We are sticking to red, gold and green.. the kids would have my head if I changed it to pink and white, so this is for them..

I even found some mini chandelier ornaments.. how exciting!

and some sparkly snowflakes..



and we couldn't leave santa hanging so we hung him on my archway.. you press his leg and he starts swaying and singing.. he's pretty cool..and always makes me smile..

and what is Christmas without our nativity set.. .



and just to keep me happy a little pink and silver in the dining room....(little do they know I am gradually taking over...he he!)






I WAS hoping to have my dining table painted white by christmas but I don't think that's gonna happen, it's still the same as I left it in my last post.. in undercoat. With all the rain we've had, my garden and the weeds have gone wild so I have spent so much time sprucing the garden up and pulling out weeds and getting rid of snails!  I'll be mainly cleaning my house inside and out in the next few days and believe me it needs it! We are having a family get together on boxing day at my place... about 57 people..(15 people on my side and 42 on Fred's!)  Every family is bringing something which works out really well so I don't have to spend xmas day pulling my hair out ....cooking all day.
I'm a little sad that my flooring didn't get done and my new lounge room is no where near finished... as I would have liked the house to be totally finished... .but I suppose it's something to look forward to next year.
Not sure if I'll be posting again before Christmas so if I don't I truly wish you all out there a wonderful and safe Christmas! Love always, Maryann

7 comments:

Lounging with a Latte said...

i LOVE those quilts...so pretty...why do they discontinue such pretty fabric...pity!!
Your holland blinds look lovely with the scallaped edges. I'm having my family for boxing day too but not as many as you...last count we had 25. Everyone is bringing something as well which makes it easier all around. Should be fun. Hope your Christmas is a happy one.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Those quilts are gorgeous! I love your tree too...

Have a wonderful Christmas...
Hugs,
Penny

Antique Rose Designs said...

Hi Maryann sounds like you have been very busy. Love the quilts and cushions and your garden looks gorgeous. Have a great Christmas and New Year. Carol

Tanza said...

Hi Maryann,
Gosh, thanks soo much for stopping in to say hello .. Your home looks beauitfully decorated for the holidays !! I just love peeking at everyones pretty decors .. soo much FuN !! I too, have to keep red and green going .. I have my PiNks too .. got to keep us ALL happy !!

You make the most beautiful pieces .. The blanket is soo yummo !! And, that pillow .. soo mee !! Ooohhh how I wish I could SeW !! Amazing creations by you sweet one !!

Here's wishing you and your loved ones an amazing, happy, blessed Christmas ~
Christmas HuGs ~TeA~ xo

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

Your quilt came out stunning! How long did it take you to make! I am just only learning the art of quilt making. I can't wait to be able to create something as beautiful.. (I hope!). I noticed your American Beauty china. I have a four place setting of this pattern. It's my favorite china. Thank you so much for stopping by! Merry Christmas to you in Australia from your blogging friend in Southern California! Hugs!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Hi maryann,
thank you for your sweet comments about how much you enjoy my blog. I have just added you to my blogroll so I can keep tabs on you! You have been such a supporter to me, and I really appreciate your interest and thoughtfulness. I love that quilt and am wondering, how do you do the ruffled part between the squares? Is it a ready made ruffle, or do you do that yourself? It is really darling. So are the pretty stockings on your header!

Ineke van den Akker said...

Fantastic Quilt!
Happy Pink Saturday greetings from Holland,
with love,
Ineke

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