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Saturday, December 6, 2008

When life gives you scraps.... you make orphans! Orphans complete....so two more 2 Ufo's too!


























I am off to Phoenix tomorrow, to work for my sister at a conference out there...no time to play, but with lots of sitting in airports...I decided to take some orphan strips..... the messy pile in the top photo, and began sewing them together similar to the many fat quarter lap quilts I have seen. But I had a few extra squares...so they became a little block strip near the outer border....but still had more strips....so made another lap quilt. These together are about the size of a queen...and I did have two names in our family exchange...so they are off to Pennsylvania for the Family Christmas party. I will be spending my time in the airports wisely sewing down the bindings. I am so pleased.... two Orphan UFO's..... kind of like a two for one! HAd to include a photo or two of the Princess and the Wee One from Thanksgiving..... we did so have a good time...but I forgot to have backup power..for my camera and missed some good shots! And My SSCS swap has been received in the Netherlands.... so here is what she will be opening on Christmas Day. All the little goodies are inside this huge stocking.... can't share the contents until after Christmas. Don't you love the cool wood carved bowl from Africa in the background? I keep Bread or fruit in it...depending on the need at the moment. And the candy thermometer I use to make Christmas candy....in this case ....Pralines. Yummmy. Still have some baking to do...but almost caught up with where I wanted to be at this time. The professor and I put up our outside lights ...all our little iron trees...and the blowup snowman. So I feel like that is complete...except for the greenery lining the driveway. The Professor says we need to put some lights in the back yard...for the kids.... we will have 4 of our grandkids here for Christmas. Good times ahead. Hope you all had a great weekend...and a good week to come.

8 comments:

jovaliquilts said...

What a great idea to put your SSCS gifts in a stocking! I'm sure she'll appreciate that. Good luck finishing your bindings at the airport. I've thought about doing that, but it always seemed too bulky. Let us know how it goes!

Libby said...

What a fun stocking - sure will be fun to see what's inside come Christmas *s*
Love that candy thermometer. I bet it has seen lots of batches of tasty and delicious candies.

Eileen said...

wow.. you got a lot done in those airports..was your flight delayed or something?? :-) LOVE how you pieced them together.

Sweet children :-)

Jean said...

Like your scrappy quilts, it is always a good feeling to use up some more scraps.

ROZ said...

I like your scrap quilts, and the turtle quilt is really outstanding.

Ginger Patches said...

Good job getting 2 quilt tops finished so fast and in time for Christmas!! Those grandbabies are sooo adorable!! I love, love, love pralines!!! Yummy!

Miss 376 said...

The strips have come together so well. Someone is going to be very happy

mama said...

Very funny!!
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