Posts Tagged With: starry night
And STOCKINGS they are! You may need to make only one or you could double your efforts and make a bunch.
The monochromatic star blocks make a perfect background for the Really Big Hat folk. I think I’ll do a couple in dark green and maybe 2 more in blue. We have 8 grandchildren (well 7.5 for another 2 weeks) so I’ll need some red ones, too.
I’m not looking for “coal” this year so I’d better have one for everybody. (In-laws included!) You can fill mine with Martelli tools! Hint!
Next on the list – time to get the greeting cards out. I think I’ll be sending some Post Card greetings from Sisters At Heart Etsy store. The projects on the post cards include a pattern for those snow days in January. But, for today I’m signing off again to go enjoy a cup of Christmas Tea.
1/2 cup of instant tea mix
2 cups sugar
2 1/2 cups orange drink mix (Tang)
1 1/2 teaspoons cloves
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
Stir a cup of tablespoons of the mix in with a cup of HOT water. Enjoy!
I’ve been singing carols since I put my Starry Night Quilt on the bed. (You can get the pattern HERE.) The count down to Christmas marches on and I think I’m ready to start thinking about the tree. We have options at our house because we always have more than one tree. So what do you think?
Option #1 – or maybe it is a bit much with the grand kids
I’m thinking something in between – maybe with some more garland
and of course the ornaments in red work. Love the picture story that anyone can tell with these.
The whole thing wouldn’t be complete without the tree skirt. So toss out the old sheet you were using and use the Starry Night Tree Skirt.
It will be so pretty that no one will notice the gifts that are NOT there yet.
Yikes! Better get shoppin’.
As we’ve remodeled our store site, we’ve moved some pages and posts over to our new blog site. The posts you find after this point were originally found behind the counter at our store. Hope you enjoy a glimpse of Sister history.
From the Florida sister
We’re both back at home, unpacked and remembering the fun we had together at Quilt-A-Fair in Longmont, CO, September 21-22.
Okay, maybe I need to restate that since we’ve decided to give this show the Murphy Award. (You know, Murphy’s Law says that everything that could go wrong … )
The Murphy Show included things like …
unloading to find that boxes of patterns had been left behind at the ranch (2 hours away – Thank you to Sister’s ranch husband for his extra round trip to rescue us!!!),
discovering multiple errors in the urgently needed print job,
checking into hotel to find our room had evidences of previous occupants – changing rooms then trial and error to find new room when we returned from supper,
receiving the patterns and pattern parts from helpful hero husband to discover another missing piece in the print order which we needed to stuff new pattern bags,
arriving at show morning #1 to find cash had been left at hotel room,
starting toward hotel evening #1 to discover cash left at show booth …
At this point we were ready for the hot tub at the hotel and felt the lack of swimsuits was really no problem since we could get something at the discount clothing store even though it is almost October (Florida sister’s idea). No suits in entire store (no shock to Colorado sister) but we substituted large navy men’s tee shirts and Last Chance Sale shorts – the leopard print didn’t bother us in the least. Back to the Murphy’s Law list …
arriving at hot tub to find that an occasional burp was indeed “full throttle” and the HOT in hot tub was a relative term,
realizing that the navy die in the tee shirts traveled through the hot tub water to our hands – and other booty body parts,
accepting the fact that the new laptop had a malfunctioning video card which prevented some of our business work,
missing the usual fun of plotting the annual scrap challenge that we used to do when we were only manning a single booth (for D&J Country Antiques) …
Wait, that’s really not a Murphy thing because the lack of fabric fun for us personally was due to the heavy traffic at our booths and that eclipses any part of Murphy’s Law.
In spite of Murphy’s Law, we met some delightful sister pairs like Mary Watson and Jenni Walker who kindly autographed the Let Freedom Ring tablecloth and …
Sherry Conner and Tina Wilcox who shared their quilting humor via their shirts as they signed also.
Lots of quilters stopped so that we could show them the great Martelli tools that we are recommending.
(We will dedicate another separate blog to that topic.) Suffice it to say that these quilting tools work hand in glove with the patterns we are producing and we are so excited to see how they were received by visitors to our booth. You can check out their great products here and soon you’ll see a link on our web store.
Our thanks to the Colorado Quilt Council for all of their hard work to make the show so successful.
And indeed it was successful, despite Murphy!