Meemaw Craft Day

My friends threaten me with fashion citations over my choice of clothing, especially around the seasons.
They remind me that I am retired, and I do not have to entertain children with shirts that have sparkly Christmas symbols on the front.
So, today, when we met for a Meemaw craft day, I had a more subtle touch to my holiday wear.
I chose not to wear my peppermint candy striped high top Converse tennis and just settled for wearing my cardinal pendant and earrings. I left my blinking light bulb earrings and necklace for the next time we meet.

However…I did supply each one of us with reindeer antlers.


When my friend’s husband returned home and saw us working with our antlers, he stood at the door and just shook his head.
One problem with the antlers…every time we bent down to work together on something, our antlers would lock.

We met to make the 10 minute table runners.
We started at nine, had an hour lunch, and finished at one.
So much for the 10 minute runner.
Last night, I ran across patterns for flip and stitch wreaths.
I think this will be my next, hopefully quick, project.
My sister has a birthday in early December, and I think this would make a cute present.

Holiday Mood

After feeling under the weather for the last few days, I finally felt like going outside.
Of course, I ended up at JoAnn’s on the pretext that I can walk the outside mall area…which I did.
I found the last bit of fabric I needed to make one more pillow case and one more table runner.
All the seasonal fabric, decorations, and cool weather just got me in the holiday mood.


I couldn’t find any pretty buttons for the ends, so I am thinking of looking for a small silk poinsettia to pin on the ends.

Recently, I started viewing tutorials on quilt as you go hexagons.
In some of these videos,  the top and batting are quilted before the backing is placed on.
If it is a 6 inch hexagon, will the backing separate?
The videos I am watching have hexagons that are artistically quilted with silk ribbon embroidery, thread sketching,  beading…etc.
What is usually done when doing a quilt as you go hexagon?
Thanks for any suggestions or thoughts you may have on this.