Welcome to my blog. I was inspired by the book, "Blogging for Bliss" by Tara Frey.

Welcome to my blog. I was inspired by the book, "Blogging for Bliss" by Tara Frey. My goal is to share a little about my life, and a lot about my longarm quilting business, Lone Tree Designs.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Christmastime has Come and Gone!

  I can't believe it is over.  Every year I look forward to Christmas for months ahead of time.  I plan.  I shop.  I make menus.  I shop some more.  I decorate.  I coordinate everyone's schedules.  It is exhausting, but I LOVE it!  This year we had our kids, spouses, and grandkids all here at our house on Christmas day.  My parents were also able to join us.  It was lovely.  I went way overboard on buying gifts again this year, even though I had told everyone I was "downsizing."  It just didn't happen:)  Maybe next year!
  Anyway,  I took this week off from working on customer quilts because my daughter and her husband have been here all week, and I have been keeping my grandbabies since their parents went home on Thursday.  Needless to say, with a three year old and a two year old in the house, there is no quilting going on!  I did load a quilt of my own today, and will begin working on it on Monday after everyone goes home.
  The picture above is from a quilt of mine that I was determined to finish in time to hang it over the back of the couch for Christmas season this year.  It was made from Laurel Burch Christmas fabrics by myself and a few ladies from my local quilt guild.  We each made one row, and then I decided on placement, and put the quilt together.  I quilted it on my longarm a couple of weeks before Christmas.   I love how it turned out, and I was inspired to make a commitment to myself to quilt and bind at least one of my own quilts each month until I have all of my tops finished.  It should be an interesting new year!