I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving week last week! I was lucky to have my girls home with me from last Wednesday(they had a snow day–perfectly timed weather!) all the way though Monday. Ryan had off for most of these days also–we took the girls out for supper and to see Frozen on Wednesday evening. It was Elonie’s first trip to a movie theater and Chloe’s 2nd and the movie was pretty cute so we all had a great time. Thursday was spent with Ryan’s family for lunch and my family for supper, Sunday was at my cousin’s house and the rest of the time was spent relaxing at home.
I totally drank way too much coffee on Sunday and a coke–so got only a couple hours of sleep Sunday evening–I knew all that caffeine was a bad idea–it does me in every time! Monday I woke up with some weird, extreme head cold–but it mostly moved out by Tuesday–must have been some strange sleep deprived, caffeine induced illness…is that possible? =p
So, with all that said, it has taken me a bit to get back into the swing of things!
I did have a chance to work on the chalkboard pillows that I shared with you. I cut up the fabrics into 2 1/2″ squares and got to sewing.
This turned out to be one of my favorite bits once I started piecing the top. The little “beautiful” right under the manger scene couldn’t have been more perfect if I had planned it.
And here’s what the pillow top looks like completely pieced.
I love the way it is turning out. I’ll probably go pretty easy on the quilting to not detract from the pillow center. Hopefully I’ll have this finished up soon and get a chance to work on the other two pillows.
I had a lot of you express an interest in buying these little pillow centers. If you were one of those folks, be sure to stop back on Monday–I’m participating in Sew Mama Sew’s giveaway day and you just might find one(or more) of these little panels included in my giveaway. =)