Excited about a Christmas party!

Our special needs daughter is so excited about the big Christmas party at her day center today! They are having an ugly Christmas sweater contest and exchanging little gifts at The Village Learning Center. Since it will probably hit 80 degrees today, I opted to hang Mimi’s “ugly” sweater off the back of her wheelchair. No sense in her sweating all day.

Mimi’s little elf is a party animal and decided to come along and watch the fun from her little perch. Oh … to be a fly on the wall!

Candy cane poinsettias!


I start my Christmas decorating each year by hanging my Christmas quilts. The adoration quilt in the foyer, Santa Baby hangs above the window seat in the family room, and the watercolor wreath quilt in my sewing room. Then everything else comes out slowly over the next few days. Yesterday, I finished decorating after heading out to Old Town Spring. They have a shop called The Brookwood Community store which is located at 318 Gentry Street. The shop is loaded down with all kinds of stunning poinsettia plants. I chose their Candy Cane Poinsettias. Just so you know … their six inch pots are $10.50. Their shop supports adults with disabilities in Brookshire, Texas.

Now I gotta get some serious Christmas shopping done!

Working on a mystery quilt!


Just so you don’t think my sewing machine has been idle, I have several work-in-progress quilts on my cutting table. One is this year’s Row-By-Row quilt and the other is my very first mystery quilt. I signed up earlier this year for the mystery quilt through the Fat Quarter Shop and having the most fun. The owner had a lovely booth at the International Quilt Festival this year and I managed to snag a photo with her in front of a portion of the Mystery Quilt. Several blocks have yet to be revealed. Just keeping the mystery intact!

Basically, every month, for twelve months, her shop mails out great instructions and a generous amount of fabric to complete that block. So far I have been mailed six blocks and four are completed. Each block is designed by a different designer which keeps things spicy. You never know what will arrive in your mailbox.

The mystery quilt has been a great little quilt to work on while I am pondering the quilts for 2016!