Monday, December 13, 2010

Christmas Break



This will be my last post until the New Year, as I am running on empty and the holidays are fast approaching.  I need to focus on Christmas preparations and catch up on some much needed rest.

Maybe it is an age thing, but every year seems to pass by faster then the last.  It has been a wonderful blogging year and I thank you for your company.  I look forward to reconnecting in the New Year and all the inspiration to be found along the way. 


170 Klosjes Completed
7 made two weeks ago

My sewing room has been organized from top to bottom and now the untrained eye would not know of my quilting hoarder ways. I did ask Santa for more time to quilt, in the New Year, so I will just have to wait and see what he leaves in my stocking.


Sashing is starting to go around my Shades of Autumn POTC blocks. Three of the sixteen blocks are now completed and I am very pleased with the results.  You can see the colour of the Bali Bluff fabric more accurately on a previous posting.


Over the holidays I hope to finish the last two blocks for my Ring in the New! stitchery and work on other hand piecing projects. I will also continue joining my flowers together, each Wednesday, for One Flower Wednesday and plan on visiting any Garden Party members that post over the holiday season.


May the spirit of Christmas bring you peace,
The gladness of Christmas give you hope,
The warmth of Christmas grant you love.
~Author Unknown


Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!
Happy Holidays!


Until next year.....happy quilting!

Karen

32 comments:

Terry said...

Merry Christmas Karen! Enjoy the holidays! :0)

Sue said...

Totally understand and enjoy your blogging break.

Merry Christmas to you and I wish for you to get your Christmas desires:)

Hugs!

Satu said...

Joyful and relaxing Christmas time, Karen! It has been a real joy to read your postings... and your photos are always so beautiful. See you in 2011!

Funoldhag said...

Have a wonderful Christmas, Karen! So enjoy visiting your blog and having you visit mine. Hope Santa fills your stockings to overflowing with wonderful quilter's stuff! See you next year. Carol

Gail said...

Have a lovely Holiday! My son, the math guru says that the speed of time is in direct proportion to the about of "stuff" we have to do! Lovely quilting work as always!

Ellen said...

Merry Christmas to you! And I LOVE your snowman klosje ! ;o)

Yvette said...

Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Meredith said...

Enjoy Christmas and your blog break!

Marieke said...

A very happy holiday season, enjoy your preparations and the holidays themselves. Great klosjes! See you in 2011!

Cisca said...

Your klosjes are lovely! Enjoy the preparations and have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy 2011!

Sue-Anne said...

Have a very Merry Christmas Karen and a Happy New Year! Well done on the Klosjes and I also think it must be age as I am finding every year is going quicker too!

Diane H said...

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year.

Stray Stitches said...

All of your projects are beautiful!

Merry Christmas to you and your family!! See you after the New Year!

Jeanette said...

Hi Karen,
A Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year to you & your family. See you in the new year. Hope Santa grants you your wish. :) Hugs.

Fiesta said...

Karen, Feliz Navidad. I will miss reading your blog.

Sharon said...

Hang in there! And take time to enjoy the holidays, I know what you mean about running on empty! Merry Christmas!

Tineke said...

Happy holiday KAREN and thank you for being such a disciplined and inspirational host! I LOVE YOUR NEW KLOSJES!

Crispy said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours Karen!! See you in the new year (yes as we get older time does fly).

Crispy

Anne-Mette said...

Merry Christmas to you, Karen and your family. Thank you so much for "hosting" the hexagon fun. You are doing a great job.
....and a Happy New Year.
Have fun sewing and quilting.
Greetings from DK,
Anne-Mette

Paula said...

Merry Christmas Karen to you and your family. I love all your klosjes, just lovely, specially the snowman. Now you enjoy your blog-break and thank you so much for hosting One Flower Wednesday, it is really encouraging, and interesting to see other girls flowers. Happy new year, and hopefully Santa will grant you your wish.
Greetings from Luxembourg,
Paula

Cybele's patch said...

Happy holidays Karen. I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas. I am really happy to have 'met' you here in blogland. Hope to see a lot of you again next year.

Vivian said...

Relax - enjoy the holiday season with joy and a smile - and hopefully Santa will bring you the extra time for quilting, just as you wish.

Your One Flower Wednesday has changed my quilting life more than I would have imagined. If you hadn't organized the group, I wouldn't have seen hexies all over blogland, and I would never have tried it myself.

THANK YOU for the inspiration to get me started, and season's greetings to you and your family!

Narelle said...

Wishing you a beautiful Christmas Time and look forward to catching up in the New Year.
Warm Wishes :o)

Gerda Hartman said...

Great job on your klosjes. Happy Holidays.

Daniëlle said...

Must admit I have not been a very good gardener lately hihi but I stop by every now and then to see and enjoy your garden!! Love your holiday klosjes!! Have a great blog break!! till next year, hugs, Daniëlle

supergoof said...

Wooh! I *L*I*K*E* the snowman klosje!
:o)

Saskia said...

Time goes faster when your busy! I hope you have wonderful day's before Christmas. Have a perfect Christmas and a great start in the year 2011.

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Merry Christmas Karen and to your family. Enjoy your break.

Thank you for hosting "The One Flower Wednesday!

Hexie's hugs, Carolyn

sunny said...

Merry Christmas! I love your ornaments and your quilting. Thanks for sharing the Christmas poem.

Carrie P. said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours. Enjoy your break. blessings for the new year.

Maricarmen said...

Muy felices fiestas para ti y los tuyos... Lamentablemente no pude seguir posteando los miércoles por problemas de salud, pero, mis "Hexie-flowers" no van a ser un "UFO"...
Voy a retomarlas en cuanto pueda...

Marieke said...

A very good 2011 for you and your loved ones. Enjoy the new year and let it may be creative!