Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Cleanup Has Begun

The kids and I cleaned the upstairs, bathrooms yesterday and collected all the Christmas decorations from around the house.

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Our kitchen table is packed. We didn’t take down the tree yet, only because I still have not packed all that up.

I also worked on some dolls last night. I am participating in a doll swap over at Thimbleprims Studio. We are using the pattern by Tonya of  Back Porch Pickins called “Lil Bit of Love.”

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She is pretty cute. She is so tiny, about 12 inches. I am going to have fun with her. I also drew up a couple patterns of my own that I played around with also. They are for Valentines Day, I can’t wait to finish them up.

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I also started hand quilting the little bow tie quilt I had done a couple months ago.  I had almost  1/2 of it done and had to take it out because I wasn’t happy with my stitches. I am not quite as far along as I was before but it is coming along better this time.

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I purchased ten patterns from Becky over at Tennessee Ridge Primitives. She is having a 10 for $10 sale. Of course I have printed 8 of them and my printer is now out of yellow ink, so I will not have color pictures for the last two. Which is okay because my printer is now acting up. The paper is not running smooth through it and it is getting all wrinkled for some reason.  Over use I guess.

I also ordered several patterns from Donna at Moonchild’s Primitives and I am awaiting those to arrive by email.  I was spreading some end of year love for those two talented sisters!

Well off to work for me, I have lots to do!

Don’t forget to find a little stitching time!

Jennifer

9 comments:

Raspberry Lane Primitives said...

wow, you guys were busy! Mine will be up for awhile! She's cute for Valentine's Day...your daughter should have fun stitching them up!
patti

Donnie said...

You look like you need to take a wee break girl.. Have a cuppa and then you can start again. I'm getting tired...lol...Love that little quilt. Take care and Happy New Year.

CRAFTY STITCHERS said...

Have fun with your doll swap. you look like you did a lot of Christmas decorating this year. Hope you have a Happy New Year.

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

I love that little quilt you are making..love the colors..and have fun with all those fun patterns you are getting.;)

Veronica said...

Hello friend, I hope you have a wonderful Christmas, and is very close to the new year deso you best. I loved seeing the children in the snow so beautiful, i was never in a place with snow should be fun I love the winter here is summer now we melted hahaha!. I'm sending a big hug and it is fortunate we met in 2010 , The doll you are doing is beautiful!! Vero kiss

~Madalynne~ said...

Wow, that's a lot of Christmas decorations! You're lucky to have extra little hands to help with the cleanup. I love that little bow tie quilt. I have the pattern, but haven't tried it yet. Yours is just adorable!

Prim In The Country said...

Wow, you have been very very busy! I still need to pack up my Christmas decorations, (hopefully tomorrow). I can't wait to see your swap doll all finished up. And I can't wait to see the Valentine's patterns your working on. You go girl!!! Happy New Year!!!

Melissa

Jennifer @ Stitchin' Thyme said...

Thank you Madalynne, I don't have your email to respond. Have a wonderful New Years!

Love Bears All Things said...

I do dread putting away all of the decorations...I am thinking of discarding some that I didn't use this year and trying to minimize the amount of boxes I have to drag out each year..I keep them in my quest room closet and would like to have more room in there for guests' clothes when I have guests...there is so much I need to do to make my home have less clutter in its storage areas.
I like the little doll...I especially like the heart.
Happy New year.
Mama Bear