Monthly Archives: December 2022

Wrapping Up End Of Year “To Do”

Finally working on quilting quilt tops I made this year. I also finished quilting a whole cloth project for my sister. It was a beast. But it turned out really nice. Still putting finishing touches on Christmas gifts. Yes, I tell myself, they will get finished. I have also decided that handmade Christmas gifts for next year will be made in the first half of 2023 instead of the last half.

All the while working diligently on 2022 List I am also looking forward to 2023. Oh my, I have actually added 2 more projects to that list. Yikers. Am I crazy. Yes, I am.

Bird by Bird is stalled waiting for fabric sample card from Cherrywood Hand Dyed fabrics. I know that is where I will find just the right shade I have not been able to find. I think I’m picky but I want just the right shhzzzz and thought I found it a couple of times, bought the fabric then once home really looked at it and said, no, sorry, not quite right. Something to look forward to receiving in the mail. If you have never worked with Cherrywood fabrics you have missed out on a real treat. They work up like butter.

Also busy working on my class demonstration samples. I have been asked to teach an applique class at our local quilt shop. Instead of an actual project, I have decided it will be a techniques class geared more towards a beginner plus to intermediate level. Hopefully the samples they make in class can be put into a design of their own. I am hoping to encourage them towards designing as well, at least plant the seed, and of course I will give them a sample project just for fun that I designed. I’m afraid I’m going to give them too much information and go into applique overload. It’s just that I am so passionate about applique and have spent my whole life acquiring skills and taking classes from different instructors and would like to pass that information along.

Christmas church dinner is behind me and I have a ham bone left over. Ham and beans and cornbread tomorrow! The ham bone and beans are in the crockpot today. Good eating ahead. Great comfort food for the cold drizzly days we have been having.

I replaced the poor worn out dog bed in my sewing room where the puppadups hang out while I’m working away on my next quilt. Today when I came into my sewing room I noticed tufts of fiberfill laying on the floor. At first I was annoyed that those bad babies had already destroyed their new bed when they were loving it so much but as it turns out it was defectively sewn together (poor workmanship) and I can easily fix it.

I am off to work on my class outline and samples. Sorry but no photos today. Next time.

Happy Christmas everyone.

Katherine Sissy Malone


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