Last summer my friend Janet (Rogue Quilter) proposed that we swap small quilts with a Christmas theme. It sounded like a great idea at the time. As the deadline grew closer I realized that the timing of our swap was perilously close to the birth of a new grand baby and my son's wedding. Fortunately, I was able to make mine and get it finished in early November. We met yesterday to exchange our little quilts and I think we were both pleased. Here they are side by side.
Janet made up this cute sheep quilt for me from a Lisa Bongean pattern - substituting Christmas colors for the RW&B that Lisa used. I especially love what she named it - Fleece Navidad - isn't that so clever? LOL
This is the quilt I made for her - the blocks are supposed to resemble wreaths - and I appliqued some wool holly leaves around the edges and added the teeniest tiniest red buttons that I've ever seen! It was a fun swap and I'm so glad she suggested it!
Today I met with my 1st Tuesday Rug Group and we had a wonderful time visiting. The bad weather that was predicted held off and made it possible for us to travel in safety. Most of the gals are working on rugs that I've shown before, but I loved seeing that Sandy & Victoria are both doing the same Maggie B pattern. I wanted to share them here because they look so different with the different colors and worm sizes. I can't wait till they're both finished!
Wedding preparations are nearing completion - the special day is next Friday (the 13th). I ended up making a pencil skirt for myself and it worked up pretty quickly. I'll have family coming from California for the event and look forward to spending time with them.