Saturday, December 28, 2013

"Isn't Christmas Jolly"

Mary Engelbreit "Isn't Christmas Jolly"
I hoarded this fabric for years.
I bought a little here
and a little there.
Next thing I know I have two huge bags full.
I have one more center panel and lots of
little panels left over.
I am still working on the binding of one and the other
has gone to live with my Mother.
Maybe by next Christmas I will have used
them all.
Who am I kidding?

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

As We Celebrate......

As we celebrate the birth of our Lord
remember those brothers and sisters
who are being persecuted for the
faith. Many Blessings
to you!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Facebook Friday Hop - Make New Friends!

Looking for some new friends on Facebook?
Join the hop and link your facebook
page in the linky provided.
Let's be friends!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

A New Banner -

Gladys & Abner is my little Etsy shop
that is associated with this blog.
I needed a 200x200 banner to put on another
 blog for sponsorship. I am not computer
savvy in any way - shape - or form!
I made this on photobucket.
It probably looks like it too.
It will work for now but I am always
up for some good advice on such matters.
I am currently working on the binding
of the two Christmas Quilts.
This post was just to distract you from
the fact that I haven't finished yet.
Happy Thursday!
side note - Gladys & Abner were the couple
who lived across the street from
Darren & Samantha on

Monday, December 16, 2013

Binding On The Bias

I wanted the stripe to be on the diagonal.
I have never made biased binding before.
I cut the fabric.
I sewed the pieces together.
I made enough binding for every Christmas Quilt
made in the state of California!
Should I have asked a friend before beginning?
Should I have done the math first?
Did my binding work?
Here's a peek at what I have been making.
Is that Mary Engelbreit?
Yes it is!
Good eye girlfriend!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Free Pattern Friday!!!!

                                                            Are you a member of Craftsy?
If not, click on the Craftsy link and join!
It's FREE!
Craftsy member Jodi Nelson brings us this
 darling block pattern for a Christmas-inspired baby quilt
 the perfect cuddly gift to celebrate a December newborn!

Monday, December 9, 2013

A Little Bit of Creepy

I bought a few faces off of the Urban Threads embroidery site.
Little Man J took a liking to the pink monster.
I let him have it.
His Mom didn't like that it was pink.
Why can't a boy have a pink monster?
Stupid Stereotypes!
Shorty loved Matchbox cars.
She always had a pile laying around
and she turned out just fine.
Let the kid have the doll.
Opps, I mean Monster!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Free Time Once Again

This is me, Charity McAllister.
Mother of six. 
(how did that happen?)
 Now that I have more free time I have decided to move forward with this blog.
 I'm not a big talker
(although anyone who knows me will say that's so NOT true)
 but I will be giving it my best shot.
I am a product of the 60's