Sunday, December 17, 2017

Santa Baby

 I'm not getting much done craft wise because I am obsessed with my Santa puzzle. I've been putting it together every Christmas since the kids were little. I am so obsessed with it that I went on ebay last week and bought another just in case this one wears out. I have lost one piece over the years and that's one too many.

 I did get a few letters and a flower on the winter sampler.

 The paper pieced mini quilt is ready for applique. I am listening to Tim Curry read A Christmas Carol while I work. Sublime.

 This is as far as I have gotten with Mr Chill. It's a good thing he is staying out all winter.

Daddio's wonky Christmas top is in the process of being free motion quilted. I am just doing an equally wonky meander and so far so good.

 I even still have holiday soap to wrap. These are the ill fated bars from the batch that I had to hand stir. They actually turned out very nicely. I've used up a bar each of them and I can say I can't tell the difference now from the ones I stick blended. Just the colors suffered I think. They may not be pretty but at least I didn't waste all those lovely oils and butters.

And finally, today is Son #1's birthday. I can't believe this munchkin is 40!!! Where does the time go?


  1. It looks to me liKe you’ve gotten a lot done. I watched a video on paper piecing a few days ago and it looked like so much fun. However, I have a LOT of yarn to use up before I can justify a new hobby. :-)
    Happy Birthday to your boy!

  2. We have our yummy peppermint soap in the shower, it is so delicious! You are making great progress on your projects. Enjoy our Sunday.

  3. Wow you have a lot going on! I'm glad you seem to be enjoying it though, that makes all the difference. :-)

  4. Wow. How do you find the time to do all this? I am jealous.

  5. Happy Birthday to your son! I want to get a puzzle out, but I don't dare! I need to bake!

  6. You've got a lot to keep you busy this winter! No cabin fever for you!

  7. I love how you vary your projects with the season!!!

    Happy birthday to sweet #1.

  8. What great projects to keep you busy for the Christmas week! I like the puzzle allure!

  9. Oh I love the photo with your son and Santa! I feel your time flying feelings over here. The holidays and children of all ages have that effect on me.

    I swear the word obsessed and puzzle go hand in hand. My gf had a ladies holiday puzzle party on Sunday. Two tables set up with different puzzles and the crazy puzzle lady times ensued. LOL