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“After all, hope is a form of planning. If our hopes weren’t already real within us, we couldn’t even hope them.”Gloria Steinem

Saturday, December 16, 2017

HOHOHO, just no snow

Each year for the past 20 years i have held a small event on my deck right before Christmas
 and invited some  my local clients/pals and folks that
 like  the fabric stuff  i make with imagination built in.

These three  lovely ladies all appeared about the same time wearing festive necklaces and jolly smiles.
i just had to get a picture of them enjoying the morning  all shiny and brite.

so temporarily i cover my painting table with a table cloth and set out my wears that i wish to share like some of my quilts and pillows and ornaments and Santas and angels...
i bake cookies the night before and set out a pot of hot water for tea and see who shows up.
That is always a pleasant surprise  as some folks i haven't seen i years, some recently met and some know each other from other situations show up. What most folks have in common is that some  my ornaments are hanging on their trees if they haven't given them away! I am also surprised on how long it takes me to put away Santa's elves work shop  things and return my deck to a living space. 

night bloomimg cereus 
looking very Christmasy!!

I finally finished the " mango-hip to be squared" quilt ! With the sun shining through the upper right side 
it is  so  glowing  and  sweet  and  cuddly  to me.

A close up of a block using mostly my hand painted fabrics and some batiks.
i hand guided my Bernina 830 record  for my quilting  and using verigated threads for fun.
i posted  part of the process of building this quilt recently on pumpkin colors post and 
now that it is bound and finished, here she is again.

  a variety of gathered leaves and flowers in Christmas colors
arranged and photographed into a holiday card for last year.

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas
a most Happy Healthy New Year 2018. 


Sherrie Spangler said...

I wish I lived near you so I could come to one of your Christmas parties! I also love that mango quilt.

sonja said...

Sherrie, Pat came by the party with a sweet couple.
She had to drop off some of those fortune cookies and get some of my cards! i love parties!!
Yes, that mango quilt is sweet!!

Anonymous said...

Sonja, Merry Christmas. Wishing you all the best in 2018


sonja said...

Thanks for the good wishes Kathy!!
I wish you had come by Sunday as i had folks stop and Monday 4 more.
all the best in 2018 to you!!

Debra said...

Thank you for such a nice comment on my blog! I have visited you here before. I LOVE the quilt-I hope to see more of your art. Really loved reading the quotes about art and creating too. Thank you!!

Jan said...

I love your mango quilt, it is delicious looking! Very inspiring.