Thursday, December 22, 2016

Stencil Designs & Christmas

Good Morning - so this what I'm working on.  Do you like the design I selected for the feathered star corners?  I hope it works - quilting is not for the timid.  LOL  
I have a plastic stencil of it.   
I decided to draw it out on the seal and stick (or is it stick and seal) Glad Wrap.
Close up - it will be possible to quilt even with the dark background.
The good news is it sticks really well.  But then I felt "off" and couldn't quilt that day.  I decided to draw the design on paper, and trace over it again and again. You know, practice my muscle memory on it.  

Well, on Saturday the day I usually quilt, I had to put up 107 foot wood fence with a gate. THAT took up a chunk of my day.  We worked from 5:30 am until 6:30 pm and then for some reason I didn't feel like quilting.  hehehe

In the meanwhile, Christmas is coming.  I have the presents bought, the stockings and tree up and the outside lights up.  
and my little lighted houses. 
Work had a party for the employees, and they had it at the California Living Museum. It's our local Zoo.
Scarlett and Violet (my granddaughters)
I don't know how many lights they put up - but it is truly amazing.

They have a train out there - it runs around the property. It's so fun to ride on.  
Angela and Scarlett on the train.
At one point it goes through a tunnel of lights. Oh my gosh it's so cool.

However, the seats are a bit narrow and my fanny and my son-in-law's barely fit on it.
Bad picture, I know.

They also had a carousel.
Violet and Scarlett having fun.
Lily had fun on it too!  You can see lights on the trees in the background.

They had a big tent with games, hot chocolate, cookies, popcorn, Santa and even an orchestra. The music was outstanding.  Lily was in awe and stood smiling for the longest time.  It was great fun.

I'll be cooking dinner for the family on Christmas Day. Somehow that always falls to the Mom.  Hehehe  It will be a joy. 

Many Blessing this year to you and yours.  
May all your Candy Cane Dreams come true.



  1. Everything looks very festive at your end. We went to a nice light display similar to yours last year at the beach. We planned to go back this year, but it's been too cold. Maybe next week we'll get a chance. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Just take time out to deal with the emotions as they arise. Hugs.

  2. And why did you not feel like quilting after building that fence and gate? Gosh!
    Looks like fun was had by all at your work party. How nice to have it at the zoo!
    Merry Christmas to you and your family! We are having Christmas breakfast and since I can't eat half of what's on the menu, I think my daughter is going to do the cooking! YAY! Merry Christmas to me! (I will probably have to clean up! LOL!)

  3. Lovely post Linda, with all the Christmas goodness. I hope the fences give you a break so you can carry on with your beautiful quilting :-) (Thank you for the Feathered Star pin you sent through.) Hope you have a lovely family Christmas xx

  4. So glad you had a wonderful time with your family! And putting up that fence!! Did you have any help?!!! Have a wonderful Christmas!! Hugs, H

  5. What a fabulous party outing... looks like lots of fun was had by all.
    Wishing your family and you Linda a Very Happy Safe Christmas.....

  6. Love the happy faces on your pictures!! The lights are amazing. Christmas in California is beautiful. I have been away from blogging and miss my blogging family. Your stencil is great.Thank you for the great idea.

  7. I am a little late in reading this post, but how beautiful your little Christmas world looks. Love all those tiny lighted houses, how beautiful they look. Oh, and I love your stencil.