{a merry and bright august – my birthday edition!}


Imagine for one day you can do anything in the whole world you want to do…

what would you do?

There are obviously going to be a gob of different answers to this question!! But I'll tell you what…I have been blessed today to do that very thing…

because it's my birthday!!


Actually, let's be real…I've spent probably 2 hours in the craft studio…not crafting, sewing, or anything like that. I've been on the laptop answering my birthday messages on Facebook! What a blessing to have sweet friends who care enough to stop and wish me the very best today! I am so thankful for those surrounding me!!

I also went to lunch with my two youngest children and my sweet mom! What a blessing to have my mom close by! 

We went to Kroger because our cupboard was seriously bare!! What? Going to the grocery store is on my most wanted list? Well, loving my family is on my most wanted list!! And right now, that is loving my family!! And what a blessing it is to be able to hop in your car and get groceries!!! so very thankful! 

We also went to one of my fave quilt stores, CJ's in Richmond.

Red and white fabric

yep, I bought red and white Christmas fabrics! Perfect for making something cool for this series today!! Except I can't finish it and make it and photograph it and post all about it before a reasonable hour today…especially since I'm going out to dinner with my whole family!!!

And now, while I wait for us all to celebrate, I get to interact with you! I get to share with you some fun ideas for Christmas decorations. It may not be much today, but know that it's what I love doing. 

Five Christmas Quilts we need to make (and finish!!!) !!!


Here's the link to this Little Trees Quilt!!

Honor Christmas Sally's Angelworks 1

This is my reverse applique Honor Christmas Quilt! {pattern coming soon!!!}

Honor Christmas Sally's Angelworks2

Embroidery in the middle block!!!

Deck the Halls 1

Deck the Walls!!! Love this quilt!!! {get the pattern here!}

Alpine Wonderland 1

My Alpine Wonderland Quilt! {Pattern coming soon!!}

Alpine Wonderland 2

Ohhhhh this quilt! yum!!!

And for today…

Patchwork 1

Grab a bunch of charm packs of 25th and Pine, really mix them up, and make a huge random awesome patchwork quilt!!! Add several neutral charm packs, too!! Use chain piecing and put on your fave pandora channel (mine involves a lot of cello music!!!) and sew, sew, sew!!!

Quilt it however you want to, bind it up and you have a snugly quilt for Christmas! yay!!

Let's make a pact:

You and I…we're going to finish up some of our UFCOs (UnFinished Christmas Objects!!)in the next few weeks! Remember, I'm doing what I want today because it's my birthday!! And I say you can, too!!!

Tomorrow is Finish it Friday…let's see some finished Christmas quilts! (my finishes actually can be called Christmas if you want!!!)


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Blessings on you this fine day!!!! And thanks for making it the best birthday ever!!



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