Tuesday, December 24, 2013


Tis the Season everyone....some of us might be scrambling to think of a thoughtful gift for our friends and loved ones. We don't need to go shopping for this one...I say..."Quilt it Forward". Go attack your scraps...cut some "charm squares" or "fat quarters" and put together a "no cost" thoughtful gift! This is when you can get really creative at not cost...just your time. We all love to "pay it forward"...doing something nice for someone especially this time of year. Recently, my neighbor came over and we were in  my quilt/sewing room....she asked if I would teach her to quilt this coming year. Wow, I was so excited just thinking of how special that would be passing on a wonderful tradition. I'm going to start her out slow with a "Puppy Lap Quilt" for her dogs...something fast with easy piecing but fabulous. You can design your own pattern or search a pattern off the web to download with your scraps. Dig into your thread stash and add some coordinating thread or embellishments to your gift. Make your "gift tag" your instruction tag as well and tie with a quilting tool that your not using. This would also be a wonderful way to Craft it Forward, Sew it Forward, Clean it Forward and above all "Pray it Forward". If your kids are looking for a project this Christmas break have them design their own project for helping others. 4-H kids....this would be a wonderful community service and or leadership project as well. So many of us get wrapped up in the holiday shopping spree...myself included....but it's nice to sit back and have fun making those homemade gifts! Hope everyone has a Blessed Christmas and keep those tips coming. Were getting settled in and the blog will be full speed ahead this coming year! I've truly enjoyed everyone's tips and especially thankful for your comments and prayers sent during our moving time to Texas. So Blessed to be back near our family!

Christmas Blessings from our Home to Yours!
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