"Buttons and patches and the cold wind blowing,
The days pass quickly when I am sewing"
~Author Unknown

Friday, July 8, 2011

Christmas in July part two

This year, I gave the ladies a bandana in either red or blue and challenged them to make something out of it. You were allowed to keep it whole or cut it up as long as you used it in your handmade gift. Each year, the quilt ladies creativity seems to grow. Here are the gifts from this year. You can enlarge this photo to get a good look.....

Grab a cup of coffee or tea and enjoy a slideshow of our evening.....


Part three is next. I design or find a small project each year for the ladies. This year I designed a country mobile to hang in the window. I am going to share this project on my blog. It is very simple and can be sewn in no time so great for gifts.

Until my next post...have a creative and fun weekend!

19 comments:

Elizabethd said...

Your ladies are very creative, Heidi. I love the idea of the aprons!

carine said...

Lovely and the gefts were so useful and pretty. Wel-done! The must felt ostely Wecome. Thank you for showing usi Greetings from Bruges Carine

anneke said...

Dinner looks yummie and the gifts look awesome. What a great ideas!!

Hazel said...

What a lovely slideshow and the gifts were gorgeous. xx

onlymehere said...

How creative and cute! You have such a wonderful group of friends.

Pondside said...

Clever, clever ladies! I enlarged the photo and enjoyed looking at how each one incorporated the bandanna into a gift. I love the bandanna hen in the little appliqued piece!

Anonymous said...

Such wonderful ideas Heidi and how happy all the ladies looked.

Must say I did admire your garden and you and Jos have worked so hard.
Wish I lived nearer to you.

Love Hazel C (UK)

Susan in SC said...

Looks like you all have a wonderful Christmas in July! You all are so talented! Loved the pictures of your garden and home!

Jenny said...

Isn't it amazing what can be done with a simple bandana? All of the ideas were very creative and I enjoyed you post very much. It looks like you all had a wonderful time. I feel the urge to stitch a christmas ornament....I wonder why? Have a great weekend Heidi and Hugs from CA.

Christine said...

You are all so creative, those gifts are wonderful

Saskia said...

Great slideshow! More photo's of you, at my slideshow......
We sure had a fun evening!
knuffels

mainely stitching said...

The bandanna chicken stole my heart!

Nancy said...

The gifts really came out so nicely. Such a good variety they made too. Good idea once again.
I see the card I sent you for Christmas in July by the tree.
The food looks yummy.
Love you, Mom

Catherine said...

How creative and fun!!

lillianscupboard said...

Loved the slide show - I almost feel like I was there.

Such a happy and creative group.

Also admire your china cabinet.

Willy said...

Leuk fotoverslag van jullie gezellige middag. Wat zijn er veel mooi spullen gemaakt van de doeken.
Allemaal even mooi en een erg leuk idee.
Groetjes

Siobhan said...

How fun! It looks like a great time. Is that your garden? Wow!! Beautiful.

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Lynn said...

Those bandana projects are adorable! What a fun idea.