Post Christmas Relaxation & Stitching ….

I certainly hope you had a very Merry Christmas… now we can look forward to a new year and hopefully vaccines for all that want them to fight this nasty virus!

We had a fun Christmas in our new home….

I put the wall hanging for my son and his bride to be on my quilting frame and mapped out additional hand quilting… THIS is all I can share at the moment as I don’t want them to see what I am actually doing thus far… BUT I have rolled the quilt on the frame already and am moving on up 🙂

I also started stitching on the other chicken I had on this panel…

My hope is these will be mug rugs for a great friend of mine … by her request 🙂

We had a good snow on Christmas Eve that lasts still till today…

We had about 4 inches overall and it has been wonderful to enjoy!

My honey got my a gift certificate to our local quilt shop and picked up a charm pack of some fabric he liked. I plan to make a table runner for our island we are making in our kitchen…

Using dresdens and picking up another charm pack to make 5 dresdens to make the length we want … I’ll use the gift certificates to pick up some yardage for the project too! So excited 😀

I also picked up a cute long sleeved shirt to wear in this chilly weather we are having…

And made sure to have a fresh manicure for the season ….

My nails are getting much better care now that we are settled and I can moisturize daily again 🙂 This set of nail strips is called “Wrap it up”… I love it 🙂 My honey says they look like candy canes! lol

My question for you all???? >>>> How should I make this second chicken look more like a girl than a boy… I feel like the completed one looks like a guy… so now I need to make the other look more girlie… I will add their names with embroidery on each mug rug… but these are special people to me and I would like YOUR feedback 🙂 <<<<

I hope you had a merry Christmas even if you didn’t get to see all the family you usually do… we stayed to ourselves for safety 🙂 Waiting for the immunizations to become available…. we are happy to welcome 2021 and welcome new leadership soon after as well.

Thanks for visiting and have a great week ahead!

14 thoughts on “Post Christmas Relaxation & Stitching ….

  1. Gretchen

    Looks like you’ve figured out the gas fireplace. I don’t know how to make the one chicken look more feminine. Real roosters are always bigger then the hens and have larger combs. They also have a waddle hanging below their beak. These are going to make lovely mug mats but I always manage to dribble my coffee or tea. It would be a shame to have the lovely embroidery stained. Have a great week, joyful quilting!

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  2. karenfae

    have fun settling into your new home. I wouldn’t even use the mug rugs if they were presented to me LOL – I’d be afraid of coffee stains and would use for decoration only 🙂 I wouldn’t know how to change them to girl or boy. Glad you got the fireplace going. Nice dresden pattern

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  3. Karrin Hurd

    Great tee shirt, and your nails look lovely. Not sure how to make the chicken more feminine though! Happy stitching and Happy New Year!

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  4. Kim Sharman

    Oh, I think a red bow around Mrs Chicken’s neck would make her look very feminine. =) Your wintry wonderland does look a little chilly. How lovely to be safely ensconced in front of the fire, quilting away on that lovely quilt. Enjoy!

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  5. Jill

    Getting settled nicely in your new home. Snowfalls always make for a more cozier setting. Festive Christmas nails indeed. I agree with others about adding eyelashes for feminity, maybe embroider a ruffle and/or a pink apron. Stay well!

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  6. Cathie J

    How wonderful that you had a white Christmas. We had a wet one. So glad you are settling in and back to all of your stitching. I can’t wait to see the quilt for your son and his fiancee.

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