I don’t know about you but I have been way too busy! My house is on the Altrusa Christmas Tour this year. My house is small (under 1800 sq ft) but at this point I am very thankful that I don’t have 4,000 sq ft to decorate. As it is, it’s as if a Christmas-flavored glitter bomb has gone off in my house! Steve is about to declare it done no matter what I think.
I never decorate for Christmas before Thanksgiving but I decided that I’d better start early this year because next Tuesday, right after Thanksgiving, they are coming to take photos of the house for the newspaper. So far I’ve spent 4 solid days decorating – my usual time is 1 day.
The tour is December 9 and in between the photos and the tour I’m going to to NYC to visit Jeff. To top it off, this weekend (over Thanksgiving) we are gutting and remodeling Elanor’s half bathroom. I’ll post about that starting tomorrow. Next week I’ll show you pictures of the Christmas decorations.
Today, I’m going to share with you a movie I uploaded a few days ago showing the fundamentals of English paper piecing. You can see it here plus there is a link on the Lessons page at pieceocake.com. EPP is fun, portable, and perfect hand sewing for when you are sitting and visiting with family and friends but still want to sew. Happy Thanksgiving!
Thank you Becky for the excellent tutorial on hexies! I’ve been wanting to try them for a while and even picked up a pkg at the HoustonShow but put them back as just not sure how to do it. And no idea what size to try. Well, I’m off and gonna be running now. We are on the way to son’s for Thanksgiving and I’ve watched the whole video in the van. Wanna stop at a quilt shop and buy supplies and work while we drive! Thanks again. Yours was very detailed and easy to follow. I know I can do it now.
Isnt technology grand! I can make a movie from my studio, upload it for free, and you can watch it in the car on the way to your sons. Amazing.
Once you start making hexies, you are likely to find the addictive. Have fun!