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Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Cheer

Last year Beth over at Love Laugh Quilt was making the most darling small wall hangings. She's just chock full of innovative ideas and comes up with the best quilted pieces. I admired her little Christmas-y hangings and told her I thought they were just the most perfect, cheerful little decorations.

Well, wouldn't you know, a few days later I got a package in the mail with a couple of pieces of the panel she used of the little retro-clad children playing in the snow. She even enclosed some left over pieces of fabric she had used for the borders.

So using what Beth had sent me and augmenting with some of my Christmas fabric, I made these two festive little "pictures" of my own.

This is the smaller of the two and measures about 7" square.

This one is about 9-1/2" x 8".

I keep them hanging in my quilt studio year round and never tire of looking at them while always thinking of Beth.

When the holiday season comes, I hang one beside the front door and the other one on our bedroom door. Perhaps you might have thought of it as a small favor, Beth, but I've gotten a tremendous amount of enjoyment out of your kindness.

Sending best wishes to all of you for a wonderful Christmas spent with family and loved ones. Merry Christmas!


beth said...

I am so touched. Thank you Mama Pea for thinking of me. Your little wall hangings are wonderful!!

Jenyfer Matthews said...

Those are very cheerful and cute - I can see why you like them up all year :)

Mama Pea Quilts said...

Beth - I wouldn't have them to enjoy is you hadn't been so sharing!

Jen - Thanks, Jen. I do enjoy them.

The Apple Pie Gal said...

I love'em! Small projects are wonderful as they give you a quick feeling of accomplishment and a good outlet for some creative touches!

Mama Pea Quilts said...

APG - It's also fun to try new techniques on a small project. I usually learn I never want to try that again . . . or it gives me the courage to try it on something bigger! Ooooh, it's all so scary! ;o)