Friday, December 6, 2013

Finish It Up Friday - Holiday Edition

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Today's finish isn't a fabric one, but I am certainly excited it.  As of last night, my Holiday shopping is done, wrapped, and ready for Christmas!!!  Yippee!!!  I always do my shopping earlier, but I tend to procrastinate the whole wrapping part of it.  I am so thrilled to know it is finished.


And with the house all decorated, (and my December Bee Blocks made and mailed )  I think I can pretty much "sit back" and enjoy all of the holiday festivities at this point.  Whoo Hoo!!!  But before you start thinking "wow, that Melissa is sure on top of it this year" (tee hee hee) , I will point out 2 little things below that I conveniently nixed off this year's Christmas to do list :)

See that family picture, yes, it is missing a child and I was supposed to schedule Christmas pictures with the photographer, whoops ;) And even though I have had making Christmas Stockings on my list all year, there are still mismatched store bought ones hanging on the mantle this year, what ya gonna do :)


But, after a lot of mental debate, I have finally decided on an idea for the stockings.  (I think, well it's down to 2 ideas at least, I keep going back and forth )  So that is a step in the right direction :)  I even printed out this stocking pattern from Katie's Simply Sewing book and pinned it by my ironing board so that every time I press I will be reminded of this project that will go back on the "to do" list on January 1 ;)


Have a Happy Quilting, Happy Holiday Season Weekend!!!

Linking this finish to Sarah's and Amanda's :)

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18 comments:

  1. You are making me look bad! Congrats on getting ahead of the mad Holiday rush!

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  2. wow, packed already! well done!

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  3. It looks like Christmas is going to be good this year. My list is still long.

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  4. I am so impressed, I haven't even started with the holiday decorating! Hats off to you :)

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  5. What are your ideas for stockings? I really, really need to make some stockings for our family. I made some string, quilt as you go blocks for my in-laws a few years ago, which turned out cute, but it's not what I want for our mantel (if only because they already have it). I've been gathering ideas, and I'm hoping I'll have an idea so I can hit the post-Christmas sales for fabric.

    Also, I have done all the shopping/ordering. Half of our gifts are still on their way, but the half in our house are already wrapped. So nice! Santa, on the other hand, is a little behind this year.

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  6. Nice Christmas finishes :-) I haven't even started my shopping, LOL!

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  7. can't believe you got everything wrapped too!!

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  8. You are wayyyy ahead of my decor and preparations! Love those socks!!

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  9. I admire you - way to go! I had plans to do the same thing, but life got in the way - I haven't started ... AARRGH!

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  10. Wow - you are doing very well!! Wish I could say the same. I have just one small question - what colour is that you have on your wall with the lovely little cathedral window hanging. I love that colour!!

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  11. Very well done! This year I finished by mid-November and even wrapped them too. Feels so good to be finished.

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  12. Way to go!! I am only about 1/2 way done with mine. :( Oh well, I know I will finish it eventually!!

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  13. I am so jealous and was just thinking about beginning to wrap things the other day. Good for you. I also know the feeling of making a decision on the stockings. Sometimes that is the hardest part, deciding. Good for you!

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  14. Oh my goodness, I'm just starting. It is a really hard time of the year for me and as much as I want to be excited.... My husband is going to start the tree this weekend and I need to get moving on everything else. My first holiday party (our MQG) is tomorrow!

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  15. Och, what's a child or a stocking between friends ;o)

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  16. You go girl!! You are my hero :) Enjoy your festivities!

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  17. I wrap my gifts as I buy them, or as they come in the mail... that way, I don't get behind. I don't have my tree or decorations up yet... that's the plan for the upcoming weekend. Have a wonderful week and wonderful fun at the holidays!

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  18. I wish I were in your shoes, Christmas gifts made or bought and to boot wrapped, decorations up. You should bee feeling pretty good! Congrats on the grand organization!

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I just love hearing from each and every one of you!!
Have a Happy Quilting Day :)

Melissa