Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Busy, busy, busy!

Busy seems to be my middle name lately, as I'm sure it is with all of you.  One holiday down and only about 5-6 weeks to go until normalcy returns.  Thank God we haven't had any snow yet, that always seems to hamper my plans.  It seems there is something I must have immediately as the days go on, or things I think of, or run out of, or something or another, and clear weather makes it easier just to jump in the car and go without thinking.

I do have a couple to things to show you today though.  I got my swap package from my partner, Laney (lrmcdonald2000) from the mug rug swap and the rug is already hanging in my kitchen for the holidays.  I adore it!  Simple and sweet and on a white background just like I like.  We agreed that we'd make each other's portrait style rather than landscape style just for this purpose since I have only a tiny wall space that needed to be filled.

The package from Laney

If you remember, this is the one I sent to her:

"To you - From me"

Then, finally I had a chance to make something that I wanted to do for a long time.  Months ago I joined the Charley Harper quilt along.  I really wanted to copy one of his awesome works for myself, but at the time was just too busy with the "Ladies".  Finally though, I was free enough, and inspired enough by this print  to make this:

A Charley Harper Christmas

I really had fun doing it, and it too, is hanging in my house for the holidays.  I think I'll pack it away every year with the Christmas stuff just so it doesn't get lost in the shuffle.

Today I have to tackle the dining room table.  UGH!  What a mess!  Next time I'll show you a picture (not that I haven't done that already on numerous occasions.)  I was going to do it yesterday, but decided to go to lunch and visit with a friend instead.  (After all, aren't we supposed to be of good cheer this time of year?  Hello!  That's what I thought too!)  Take care my friends, and breathe.........

18 comments:

Amy said...

I LOVE the Charlie Harper Christmas tree. It's just wonderful.

Belinda said...

Oh mercy! Your work is just awesome. I love what you do.

Quiet Quilter said...

Love your trees...Makes me want one!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Love, love, love your quiltlets!

I am inspired and time's a wastin'...

Merry Christmas.

Mary said...

I love all three quilts. The Charley Harper quilt is cute. It follows the picture very well!

Annie said...

That's a cute mug rug you received. And of course the one you made is beyond adorable! The Charlie Harper spin-off is quite beautiful. I think it could decorate all through winter.

Mrs.Pickles said...

what a great mug rug to get and the ones you made are pretty great too!

Sara said...

Such a darling tree you made:)

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regan said...

These little quilts are so darned cute! Love 'em! I am thinking I should make a couple for gifts, but I would want to keep them, too! Eek! The dilema! lol

Mary said...

Love the Trees you get to use for decorations... My decorations have to wait another week. Not many more days until I get to share the Ladies you made for me???

soren2go said...

The Bird In The Tree! Love, love, love it. It is so fun to see creative talents shared through pictures.

Michele Hester said...

Carol,

I really enjoyed the bird in the Christmas tree! I am adding this one to my list of things to do!

Poppyprint said...

Another fabulous swap and another gorgeous mini from you. The Charlie Harper inspired tree is beautiful - I'm glad to hear you'll keep it to enjoy every year, Carol.

debstokes said...

I'd leave that Cardinal up all year - it is BEAUTIFUL!!!

Lesley said...

What beautiful projects... you are lucky girls to have exchanrged such lovely projects...and the Charlie tree is really neat!

Michelle said...

Love the tree and bird -- those leaves are just fantastic!

Dianne said...

Sweet Tree!!!

Gmama Jane said...

Carol, you are truly amazing! Some folks just have that "artsy fartsy" gene and you have it my friend! Love your trees and mug rug. BTW, my family who came in for the Holidays LOVED seeing ME in my fabric portrait!!
Blessings
Gmama Jane