As you all know, Christmas is my absolute, most favorite holiday!!!!! I began putting up lights last Sunday and finished this past Saturday. I have all the lights up, but I do plan to add more next week on our barn. So far I'm at 40,000 lights on the house. It's definitely time for more lights. I began decorating in the house yesterday, and I have completed about 95% of the inside decorations. Just a few more touches and I'll be finished.
Of course, my quilts have to take part in the Christmas decorations. Both in quilts made specifically for Christmas and ornaments and even a yo-yo garland on one tree, you just have to have it all when you're a quilter.
My Christmas village, which includes a JoAnn Fabrics Store, took some extra configuring this year, since I gained another 8 pieces to the collection along with a number of figurines, sidewalks, fences, etc. I had to leave a few of my old pieces out this year to accommodate the new ones. A big shout out and thanks to my friend Crystal McMillan who gave me a number of new pieces and all of the accessories. Also, thanks to our good friend Linda Hallatt who delivered them to me!
I even ventured this year to decorate the kitchen more fully. I am stoked at how well the garland above the kitchen cabinets has turned out. The ideas started as a Pinterest idea, and I have to say this Pinterest idea was perfect and worked well.
I've also been sewing and quilting up some great Christmas presents, however I can't show those here, because you just never know who might pop up and read this, lol. I can't wait to see faces when they get their great gifts this year.
It's almost time for me to begin working on my next Pigeon Forge Theme Quilt. Yes, I know, that I always wait until the last minute, but hey, I work well under pressure. Although, I have been asked to give my great longarmer, Lisa Mann, a little more time this year. The theme this year is Drunkard's Path...My brain began turning quickly when the theme was announced at this year's Quiltfest and I knew quickly that this would have to be a Judy Niemeyer quilt. I can't wait to get everything together and get this one started. It's going to be great.
Speaking of Pigeon Forge and Quiltfest. Registration opened for classes just a couple weeks ago and guess who gets to take classes with Bonnie Hunter, Linda Hahn, and Dawn Cavanaugh in one week? You've got it. March will be here soon and I can't wait to get with all my quilty friends and have a blast. Are you going to be at Quiltfest in 2019. You don't want to miss it!
Well...it's back to the working world tomorrow. Until next time, quilt on!