Stephanie over at Loft Creations has had a PIP challenge this year. PIP stand for "Projects in Progress". Being a finish what I start gal, I was reluctant to join in, but one of Stephanie's "non-rules" was: "No rules, no sign-ups, no
contract signed in blood."
Those were my kind of rules! And you never know, I could very well have wound up with a Project In Progress for 2012. So I signed up and as it turns out, I did have a PIP! This Block of the Month was a thorn in my side from the get-go, and I never thought I would finish it this year, but I did!
Thanks to Mr. Squash who acquired some clothesline rope for me, I was able to display the quilt between our Junipers and use my vintage clothespins! I quilted it using Quilter's Dream Wool batting which I just love for showing off the quilting - plus it washes and dries well and is oh, so cozy! I'm happy to finally put this one to bed and check off my PIP list! Many thanks to Stephanie for hosting a fun challenge!
I am camera challenged around our house. For some reason the lighting isn't all that great - we have a lot of competition with our picture windows and very wide eaves. But I decided to show you some of our holiday decorations. We got a smallish tree this year and I decided to use my "nature theme" this Christmas. I've been collecting nature-related decorations for a few years now and actually had enough for the entire tree this year!
Of course what would Christmas be without a holiday quilt in the living room? This is one of my very early quilts. My friend Carrie over at A Passion for Applique made me that darling little Christmas pillow one year.
Here is my entry way quilt rack. I made a backing for this table topper so it can be left up even after Christmas. Who knows if we'll get any snow - it's been a very warm fall so far.
Here is the fireplace. There is a stocking for both Mr. Squash and I and of course a little one for Miss Sophie!
Mr. Squash's sister got us this beautiful, hand carved and painted St. Nicolas on a trip to St. Petersburg, Russia, one year.
Very simple table decorations. I'll add some fresh fir from the yard for dinner on Christmas Day!
Kaaren over at the Painted Quilt has made some gorgeous fresh arrangements for her house. She gave me the inspiration to try some of my own. I haven't got much talent for this, but I'll keep trying!
I put together this one for the front porch. Both are made of clippings from around the yard and from our Christmas tree.
I hope everyone is enjoying the season so far, I know we are!