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Sunday, December 9, 2012

Christmas Party!

Can you believe that Christmas is only in two weeks?  SewCalGal is having a Christmas Party today!
Hi, my name is Missy and I am 39 years old and live in Texas.  I have only been quilting for one year.  I have been married for 17 years and have six cats.  The Lord has not blessed us with any children, although I continue to pray every day!  I have a few things to share with ya'll today.
Since my Christmas quilt is also what is on my design wall, I am going to share it as part of my party!

 I put my green border on it and my husband said it needed to be bigger, so I added a white border. I had to stand on the coffee table to be able to get the whole quilt in the picture! I kind of wish I had done a pieced border instead, like maybe some flying geese, but oh, well.
 This is how far I have gotten on my penguin appliques for the corner, his hat and scarf match the green border and the red binding.
You have to have presents at a Christmas party, so I want to share a Christmas present I got when I was between the ages of four and seven.  Her name is Cindy, I'm not sure what happened to her dress.  She is between 30-35 years old!  She was my favorite baby.
 She's dirty and her eyes do not look very good, and she is missing one set of eye lashes now.  I wish I could find a baby like this for my niece.  This baby doll has gotten a lot of love in her life!
You have to have a gingerbread house at a party!  Here is a gingerbread house I made one Christmas!  Do you see my penguin cookie jar?  I collect those, and my Christmas sweaters were drying on the chairs in the background.  (Are you see the penguin theme?  Totally not planned!  LOL)  I have have a penguin made out of jellied candy on the lawn instead of a snowman.
 Here is my penguin costume Mrs. Alvis made me years ago.  I had to wear it when I worked at Borders Book store, I added the hat and scarf and made it a Christmas penguin!
I can't have a Christmas party without at least one of my cats!  Here is Precious.  Every party has to include your pets!
This is just part of my penguin obsession that ya'll have seen today!  I love penguins.

Of course, we do not want to forget the real reason that we celebrate Christmas.  We all know that Jesus was not born in December, but it is the day we have set aside to celebrate His birth.

Luke 2:8-14
"8  And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
9  And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
10  And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
11  For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
12  And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
13  And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
14  Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men."

Have a very merry Christmas!


Quilting Babcia said...

You have the spirit of Christmas in your heart. Cindy looks very loved indeed - thanks for sharing your Christmas memories with us.

Denise :) said...

What a festive post! Love the beautiful Christmas quilt. And your gingerbread house is awesome! Not to mention the cat in the hat! :)

Thearica said...

Thank you for sharing your Christmas memories with us!

The Quilted Dog said...

Love the penguin costume! And your red and green quilt is so festive! Merry Christmas!

Nina Marie said...

ohhh I like that scripture!

Barb Neiwert said...

The penguin costume is totally you! Thanks for all the fun pictures, and isn't it just purrrrfect that your kitty is sleeping through our party?
Merry Christmas!

SewCalGal said...

Missy, I'm truly delighted to have you come join the Quilter's Christmas Party. And, I enjoyed you sharing your memories and insights on Christmas. Very special that you still have a doll from when you were little. Not sure what happened to mine, but I do remember having one that looked like Cindy.

You also look so cute in that Penguin Costume. Love it.

I hope you and your husband have a very Merry Christmas.


Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Great Memories. I like the quilt with the bigger border!!! Great job!

Gayle Bong said...

My baby doll looks lots like yours - still have her too. Different hair though and only God knows what she was wearing originally. Now she wears a dress of my daughters that shrunk in the wash. Thanks for sharing the memories.

Katherines Corner said...

ahh there is truly a feeling of Christmas in this lovely post..two weeks...ugh I think I need to check my list and get wrapping xo

Deborah said...

What a lovely Christmas quilt!! I love red and green any time of the year!

Sheila said...

What a wonderful post! I love your postage stamp quilt.
I have found that all guys like big quilts. I think they want enough quilt to cover their heads and feet at the same time if they want to. haha. So we try to give them the quilt size they request :D
I hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

Your postage stamp quilt is really pretty! I love penguins too...we have penguin themed dishes for the winter. Cute!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Great Post... I love your postage stamp quilt and I think your borders are a good choice. You don't want to take attention away from all that pretty piecing!

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Great post Missy and love your penguin costume! Thanks for sharing.
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LV said...

I am not a quilt make, but love all I see. I have too many, vintage and new. I think you have done a nice job on yours. I bought an old postage stamp quilt not long ago at a estate sale, Trying to make minor repairs, as it so pretty and all hand made.

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Your quilt is darling and your penguin costume is so much fun! Precious lives up to her name and looks very content in her Santa hat. :)

Merry Christmas!

Harriett said...

Great Christmas Quilt. Penguin will be so cute.

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