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Friday, November 18, 2016

A Christmas project

Here is another completed project as further proof that I really haven't been idle!

I had a special request to create an
advent calendar for #1 grandson

Close up 
This was created using a pre-printed panel that I purchased HERE.  I'm not sure if she has this particular one still in stock, but there are several other options available.

A few mumblings for your viewing pleasure...

- Gerry Krueger has posted a great way to bind a wallhanging or quilt.  I don't know about you but I hate trying to miter anything and it usually ends up looking like something a two year old would do.  So...have a look at her post HERE.  

- Pam Kellogg has released a really cute free fall cross stitch pattern HERE.  

- She has also announced the theme for the Summer 2017 issue of the 'Crazy Quilt Quarterly' magazine - 'Buttons'.  You can find more information HERE.  Please do consider sending in your articles, digital photos and patterns for publication.  We love to see your work and we know our readers do too.  Don't be shy!!

- HERE's another really cute knitted stash buster Christmas ornament idea.  I'd love one of these on my tree!

Today your quote is from Frank Outlaw....

Watch your thoughts; they become words.
Watch your words; they become actions.
Watch your actions; they become habits.
Watch your habits; they become character.
Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.


  1. Oh how lovely is your grandson's Advent calendar. There is so much to catch the eye and look at. Indeed, you have not been idle at all! Those knitted little Christmas ornaments are so cute. LOVE that quote.

  2. Love the advent quilt and love the quote.

  3. I love you advent calendar. I made several years ago. As always, thanks for the great links.
    xx, Carol

  4. What a cute advent calendar Mary Anne! Your grandson will have so much fun opening it! Hope you are having a great weekend! Christine x

  5. Super fun advent calendar!
    Thanks for the tips.
    Yes, the quote is a reminder, it's easy to get careless.

  6. I love Christmas advent calendars. My mother always made them for us boys in my family. A panel would make it easy to embellish. Marisol Mouse is too adorable but I can't knit a pattern...only simple scarves and such. Great quote that we all should put to use.

  7. Love the Advent Calendar! You have made an awesome job of it!

  8. Anonymous11:28 AM

    I LOVE that quilt! Are those pockets? They have to be pockets - it would not make sense for them to open. This is a beautiful idea - thanks for sharing that.
    Maureen S

  9. Wow MA! That's wonderful!!! I always loved Advent calendars. Thought they were so pretty!!! Hugs!

  10. Great Advent Calendar!

  11. This is amazing! I made advent calendars for all of our littles a few years ago. I thought it was quite a project but nothing as elaborate as yours. Beautiful!


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