Monday, December 24, 2012

Day 11 of the 12 Days of Christmas Give Away

It's here, Christmas Eve.  This year has been non-stop for me...but, today...it is quiet.  HH is contracted back at work which means he will be working all day...and, it seems so different being this quiet on the day before Christmas.  I think I am going to quilt...on this day before Christmas.



Remember my beautiful Fall tree?


Yesterday, I took a Winter photo of this amazing tree...isn't it beautiful!


Our home is covered with wonderful snow.  We definitely will be having a white Christmas which always makes me happy.  This view from our garage makes our home seem like it is out in the wilderness not the middle of Bend...and speaking of home...


Our new home is coming along.  This is the view from the back side and it really was snowing hard!  The sheet rock is all done and it looks like from the supplies  inside that the drywall will be going up starting this week.


As I dream about my new sewing space, HH is dreaming about his man cave! LOL


Remember my next wool project, Crow Gossip?  The instruction said that Lynda tea dyed her background.  Since I didn't have any black tea I decided to boil it is coffee...more about how this turned out later this week.


Because first we need to know who the Day 10 winner is...2 MuchFun who said, "I have seen a number of Take 5 quilts and liked all of them.  If I win it will give me a chance to make one to admire."  

The day 11 Give Away pattern is one of my favorite!  "Strutter"  I had so much fun making this and know one of you will too!  Just leave me a comment you are interested and be a registered follower.  

Guess what?  Tomorrow is the BIG Christmas Give Away...see you after Santa's visit!


26 comments:

  1. I wish we had snow! All we have in my part of the UK is rain and yet more rain!!

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  2. Yipee, I won! Thanks you Anna.
    I love the pictures of the snow and I know how beautiful Central Oregon is blanketed in white, but to tell the truth I'm glad I'm only seeing it in pictures.

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  3. We are too warm on this side of the Cascades, just rain for us. I love the snow.

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  4. We had hopes of a white Christmas but they have taken it out of the forecast. :( blessings, marlene

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  5. Love that Strutter! We are white here and the lake just froze over and now has a new dusting of white sparkles! Beautiful.

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  6. Love the snow pictures. We have only had flurries near Philadelphia so far. Hoping we get some real snow later. The turkey is so cute. Please enter my name in too. Thanks again.

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  7. It will be a wet Christmas where I'm at, but that's okay! Love that cute little Strutter! Thanks so much!

    Ilene

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  8. Love the Strutter...reminds me of a craft project that we use to do in the Classroom!! Thanks for the chance to win! I have enjoyed your 12 Day Give Away!! A wonderful way to re-cycle patterns and give Christmas Cheer!! Next year we should all do it!! (remind me...the mind ain't what it use to me...heck it never was THAT great to start with!:o)
    Have a wonderful day stitching...I'm hoping to do the same thing...soon...one more bathroom to clean and change the sheets in the guest bedroom...and I am DONE!
    P

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  9. You have the cutest patterns. Merry Christmas!

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  10. You are so lucky to have snow. I would love it...just for tonight and half of tomorrow. Merry Christmas.

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    1. Would love to make Strutter in time for Thanksgiving next year--it will take me that long to get it done! No snow here in California, only continuous rain.

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  11. LOVE THE PATTERN and just think...had we not changed our plans, we too would be having a white Christmas in Bend. Well..I just may be over there next week for a day or two...:o) time will tell.

    Love the tree too...too bad you can't stitch the tree in the fall, winter and spring..wouldn't that be a need trio for the new house?

    Merry Christmas Anna. So thankful for my blog friends.

    Michelle

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  12. The snow is so beautiful~ love how the trees look. And Strutter is adorable. Have a fun stitching day! Happy Christmas Eve!

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  13. Oh, I'm so envious of your snow - sigh!!! Throw a snowball for me, please. :-)

    Merry Christmas to you and yours, Anna.

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  14. Love your tree photo. I wish we were getting snow but alas just rain. Merry Christmas!

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  15. the snow pictures are so beautiful, we have rain. the house sure is coming along. congrats to Much Fun! yes, count me in too!

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  16. I always use coffee to darken fabric. For some reason I really like the end color better. Merry Christmas Anna!!

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  17. Love your pictures of your white Christmas. Next year you'll be celebrating in your new home. Have a blessed Christmas. Ronda

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  18. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas tomorrow and many blessings, my friend.

    Debbie

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  19. What could be better than a gorgeous white Christmas? I love the photos!

    You can also get some splotches when tea dyeing if you add some crystals of instant coffee that sort of sit on the fabric rather than melting.

    Merry Christmas!

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  20. Anna, if you didn't get my email with my address, it bounced back to me today. Email me so I can just 'reply' with my mailing address. Thanks

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  21. Merry Christmas, Anna!
    May the joy of Christmas fill your heart. :D

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  22. The tree is so beautiful. I wish a snowy Christmas in my country.
    Merry Christmas!

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  23. What a beautiful tree, fall and winter tree! We have pretty pines now with the heavy snow we had a few days ago! Very pretty! I can't wait to see the inside of you new home. I know it's going to be wonderful! Will you still be able to meet with your quilting friends to meet and.sew together? That little turkey is darling. I don't think I have seen him before! And of course, I'd love to win home! Have a wonderful Christmas !

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  24. I've been looking for a turkey/thanksgiving quilt to make and this looks perfect! Hope I win. Thanks Anna!!!

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  25. Oops, I forgot to add a Very Merry Christmas to you and your family!!!

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