Saturday, December 8, 2012

Finally.........

So it's Friday night, well, really it's Saturday morning since the clock has passed midnight. This should give you a clue as to the status of my love life, or lack of one. :-) I'm getting ready for a cocktail party tomorrow evening. I've polished the silver, hung my quilts so I guess I'm ready!  What it really  means is that I have to clean........and put things away. Good grief, I'll never find anything on Sunday! But I've got my quilt hung up, the veggies cut and the dip made and a fridge full of food.  So I guess I'm close to ready for company.
The good news is that company forces me to clean my place up. Living by myself and being a quilter, well, you can imagine how things can pile up.
I'm shamefully posting a 'before' picture, and as you can see, I have some picking up to do.  That's my pile of Sandy quilts, but I got my favorite piece hung up.  It's about 40 x 40 and all done by hand.
This quilt below  is a "hang it high" kind of piece.  I was learning the long arm quilting on this and as much as it's one of my favorite pieces, it still has quilting that needs to be removed.  It's got "Holidays in Paris" in it, and that has got to be one of my favorite collections.  It was by In the Beginning, and I bought it early on in my quilting career. 2003? I sure wish I had more of it. Of any collection, this is my all time favorite.
A rerun of last year, I still love my snowmen by Kim Diehl.  This subs as my Christmas tree, and I love my Jim Shore ornaments.  Yes, that's a sewing bag in the corner with the flying geese. It too, will be put away.
I have about 30 people coming over Sat evening for cocktails and snacks, so I've got my list and I've checked it twice.  It still says I need to drive to Costco Saturday morning. Seriously, that is crazy.
Wishing everyone a parking spot at the mall this weekend!
Have fun,
Sharon

13 comments:

Kathie said...

oh I love that quilt on the wall just beautiful.
snowman quillt is wonderful, ah I just love snowmen!
Have fun! just think the house will be clean and you can quilt on Sunday and not think about it!
Kathie

Quilt Hollow said...

Enjoy tonight!
You have GORGEOUS quilts!!! Love EM!

Barb said...

your house looks so festive and pretty! I love the whig rose quilt, it is one of my all time favorites.
What time shall I come over tonight?
have fun!

taylorsoutback said...

Fabulous red & green applique!! You are brave to venture out on a Sarurday to Costco but if its on your list....

Have a fun evening with your guests - sometimes we work so hard fir the event we are too tired to participate!

Love any before & after photos - it is real life for all of us!!

Janet O. said...

I'm hosting the big extended family party next week and I'm realizing I need to go through what you've been doing--cleaning, shopping, cooking--making the list and checking it twice. I need to stop sewing and get some of that done!
I LOVE that quilt on your wall. So gorgeous. And what a fun snowman piece!

Mimi said...

LOL.. Everything looks lovely; and I don't think I will be parking at the mall this weekend. No...no way.

Linda O said...

Your whig rose is fantastic, Sharon! As do all your other quilts and decorations. Have fun at your party!

Angie said...

Your quilts are beautiful!! I would be hard pressed to pick my favorite. :) Enjoy your party. :)

Marls said...

gorgeous Christmas quilts Sharon. I too live on my own so can totally relate the clean up required for guests!! Have a great evening-cocktail parties are the best.

Lori said...

Have a lovely party! So happy to see your 4 block quilt finished!!! It's a beauty!!

Brown Dirt Cottage said...

Wow oh Wow....aren't you glad for your quilts!!! They are the perfect decorations for Christmas. Makes me want to get some Christmasy ones done for myself!

Hope your party is a success!!

Brandie said...

All your quilts look festive! I hope you had a great party!

Nifty Quilts said...

Your holiday quilts are fabulous! Fun to see them. I hope the party went well. I KNOW they loved your quilts!