A blog about my interests, which include fabric landscapes and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Before I start into my regular post, I'm going to pull the completely and utterly shameless 'grandma' card and ask you to please vote for our grandson in the online baby photo contest.  They're really hoping to get 300 votes for Theo and there's only a few days left.  You can vote once a day!  Here's the link...

There ends my shameless pleading for votes and now back to the regularly scheduled mumblings!

First of all, I want to share one of the pieces of music that I find the most meaningful this time of year.  It's not an old carol and I don't think it's one that you will likely hear too much on the radio.  However, it reflects the true meaning of the season and has the additional side effect of making my cry every single time I hear it (and no, it isn't sad....just beautiful).  Please go HERE for my Christmas gift to all of you.  

Today I have no picture of what I've been working on to share, so we'll get right to the mumblings...

- Patterns for mug cozies abound but THIS one is perhaps the nicest I've seen.  

- THIS is a cute little fabric basket tutorial - perfect if you might have a quilting friend you'd like to give some fat quarters to.

- HERE is a sweet little Christmas mouse pattern.  Or how about THIS adorable little owl?  Or maybe THIS monkey ornament?

- If you're planning to gift a bottle of wine this Christmas and don't want to use the boring paper gift bags made for the purpose, how about whipping up THIS?

Today your quote is one I know I share every year, primarily because I am obviously still a kid at heart and never grew out of my love for Dr. Seuss and The Grinch...  "And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so?  It came without ribbons.  It came without tags.  It came without packages, boxes or bags.  And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore.  Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before.  "What if Christmas", he thought, "doesn't come from a store.  What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more?"


  1. Beautiful Grandson!!!
    Great links, as usual. I have two sets of the wine bottle toppers on wine already. A friend gave them to me.
    I do like the mini fabric basket and coffee cozy.

  2. I voted and thanks for the reminder!!
    Merry Christmas
    xx, Carol

  3. I voted!!! He is so cute, adorable. I have been absent, AWOL....what can I say? I'm ashamed....please forgive me. I want to wish you and yours the most wonderful Christmas.....I will see you on the other side!! xxx


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