Wednesday, December 5, 2012

I need more time.........

I think this is the first time in my whole married life that I haven't had my Christmas cards addressed and ready to go by now.  I just can't seem to catch up lately and I still have a ton of shopping to do yet. I wish I was savvy enough to know how to find everything I'm thinking of buying online....but the shipping might just flip me out!!

Instead, I sit here and try to fill my obligations for the various swaps I joined.  (Think that might be an avoidance issue??  I'm sorta thinking that might be it!!  After all, I always want to hibernate during the holiday season anyway because of all the extra work and this year was no different.......although my baking is done and my house is decorated!)

The bitty block swaps have been going nuts!  Besides, the polaroid side swap that I showed you last time, there is also a December group.......this time birds, and aliens.  You can guess which one I decided to make.  (In double, no less since I mentioned that I'd do 2 groupings.)  I already made the required amount for group 2:

Dec - Birds  Group 2

Birds - Dec bitty block Group 2

Then, I decided to use some of the million (it seems) blocks that I've acquired since starting that group and make them into doll quilts for both my granddaughter and great niece for Christmas.  I picked out some of the cutest ones and thought an "I spy" type quilts would be fun.  I finished the one for my almost 5 year old great niece yesterday:

Bitty Block Doll Quilt

I didn't get the rows exactly straight, but I don't think it'll bother her.  I even did a sewn down binding.......horrors......figuring we're dealing with a kid here.......although she is a very responsible and gentle, only child.   It'll be hard to see those darling bitties leave my house!!!  I have become very attached to many of them!

Yesterday, I also started the birds for group 1........needless to say, they are still in process:


Don't be sassy and tell me it looks more like a chicken.  I sort think so too!  I could keep it for another month since "chickens" are coming up.........but I already have plans for a chicken or 24, so this has to pass for a bird.  I'm thinking of calling it a "Love Bird"......thus the heart.  Call me crazy!

16 comments:

Sue said...

They all look wonderful, so cute, I love all the little blocks you make, you mention chickens are coming up shortly, is this a swap you do? I'm sure your granddaughter will love her quilt.
Hope your hand has healed?
Have a nice day!

Ellyn said...

those birds have so much personality! love them

Anonymous said...

Cute.
Did I miss the Pecan Pie recipe? It looks delicious.

Teje Karjalainen said...

Oh, I love that doll quilt! I think every child would love to see that on a wall, too! I love your birds, they are always so cute and happy!
For my surprise I just posted my cards but no baking or decorating has happened yet. I wish I could give you more ours to make your amazing quilts! x Teje

Mary said...

My Christmas Cards are not even printed yet!

Michele said...

The doll quilt is absolutely adorable. What great blocks.

Sybil said...

Chickens are birds.

Dianne said...

Great Quilt! Your bitty bird blocks are so adorable and no I don't think it looks like a chicken, at least that wasn't my first thought. Love Bird is the way to go for sure - too cute!

Poppyprint said...

It's so great to see you using those sweet bitty blocks in a project. Your great niece will love it!

Annie said...

The cutsie bitty blocks are fabulous for a child's play quilt! I couldn't think of a better use for them. You're the best bird woman out there! And someone already beat me to it...a chicken is a bird. But this chicken bird is in love.....I think with that pretty feather bird ahead of him.

Susan said...

Three times proves it - a chicken IS a bird and really would the "Bird" police complain?? No - its a very cute black whichever way you think of it. and so is the I Spy!

beachiesews said...

So cute! I love that baby quilt! It is a super fun eye-spy quilt! I am behind or just unmotivated this year for Christmas cards as well. I usually make mine with some pics I have taken. This year I bought vintage cards, added some glitter and they are cute. BUT, I made far less than I usually do. I send out a lot and get only a few...so guess who gets homemade cards this year??? The deadbeats who don't send get a store bought card this year...and that includes most of our kids!!! Have a good week! Sue.

Cindy Sharp said...

Sweet little birdies.

Anna O.Nilsen said...

Love the great blocks sewing. Like the fresh colors you use. Getting a good mood every time I visit your blog.Wishing you good days ahead and hope your hand has been good again.
warm greetings from Norway.

Gmama Jane said...

Your animals have a personality to them that make them seem real. Your drawing are so simple and yet that's the beauty in them. The I Spy quilt is way past cute. Grandpeep should have lots of snuggly fun with it!
Blessings
Gmama Jane

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