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February 2010 I posted a rather mysterious post about a quilt that was to be crafted for a mysterious recipient (or two).  I have now begun to cut the fabric. 🙂  It will be a queen-sized bargello duvet cover that is the favorite colors of my brother and his wife, now married about a year and a half.  (Hey, what can I say?  I had to finish a masters first!) 🙂

this is the pattern

this is the pattern

Since I’m in Maine now for the week between Christmas and New Year’s, I thought I would start actually cutting the fabric.  Yes. 🙂  No comments from the peanut gallery.

Here it is spread out on my mom’s dining room table:

fabrics

 

Six greens, six oranges, and various background and edging fabrics.

Here are the greens close up:

greens

 

It was actually pretty difficult to get the six greens — green fabric can easily go to blue or olive in a light-to-dark sequence.  The oranges were easier.

Here are the orange fabrics close up:

oranges

 

Here are the background fabrics and bindings:

others

 

I didn’t take a picture of the batik I have for the back, but it’s quite nice. 🙂

I guess I need to get on the cutting out!

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I just wanted to post a couple pictures of a couple of my favorite Christmas presents.  I’m not really bragging, but a little.  Oh well. 😀

Dovos shears -- left-handed 🙂

tea kettle -- doesn't it look a wee bit steampunk??

glass teapot

The above three Kent got me, with no assistance from wishlists of any kind, I might add! 🙂

blue heather cardigan

blue snowflake hat -- with ear flaps! 🙂

The sweater and hat are from my mom, who also gave me snowshoes!!  I opened them before Christmas, though.

snowshoes!!

handmade socks! 🙂

Dorothy, who knitted me mittens last year, knitted Kent and me each a pair of socks! 🙂  Not sure where Kent’s pair is, but it’s lighter blue than mine. 🙂

evergreen diffuser -- smells like L'Occitane Winter Forest 🙂

One of my piano students’ parents got me this diffuser, which smells almost exactly like the one I was wishing someone would get me! 🙂

jackrabbit

Red Canna

Bella Donna

Andrea gave us several art prints; these three were my favorites.  A Rabbit, because, well, if you know you know. 🙂 And several Georgia O’Keefe, who hasn’t been an artist I’ve liked, but evidently I hadn’t seen the right prints.  The two above are my favorites, but they’re all lovely.  Sorry it’s hard to see through the plastic.

The next four things aren’t presents *from* anyone; they’re things I got myself in the Christmas season.

happy candle #1

happy candle #2
fern glass platter
VS Fair Isle sweater — I had a coupon 🙂

I’ve always loved trees and snow (Kent can tell you), so the candles and platter were a no-brainer…and I’ve been looking for a Fair Isle sweater that I liked for a while, so when I had a coupon and went looking on the VS website, I snatched it up quickly!

 

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