Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Quilts and Christmas Bows

Monday night the plan was for our Lovely Miss Witty to hold a little tutorial with Miss Exactly Perfect to demonstrate the proper method to make beautiful big Christmas bows.  Miss Exactly Perfect has a neighbor with a rather horrid, exceedingly ugly privacy fence that runs along her side yard, giving her a depressing view.  She had the thought of dressing it up with possibly garlands and big red bows.  She arrived with an armload of rolls of velvet looking red ribbon ..... and Lovely Miss Witty came with her package of pipe cleaners and a wealth of experience and information.  Thus the tutorial began .....

Miss Exactly Perfect turns out the most intricate, elaborately embroidered and beaded Christmas stockings with tiny stitches, miniature pearls and sequins .... and quilts with tiny pieces all matching perfectly - every corner meeting and every point perfect.  BUT when it came to doing a free form bow, frustration reigned.  I think she wanted a template to use and wished she could measure each length of ribbon as she tried to  loop it into a bow .... she couldn't relax and just CREATE the bow.  At one point she crumpled the whole thing up in a ball and threw it on the floor!!!!  Oh dear!!!!  Not sure what the conclusion was, but I think I heard the words, "I will just go to one of the big box stores and BUY a bunch of fancy bows!"  All the while, Lovely Miss Witty quietly coached and calmly churned out fluffy big beautiful bows!!!!

Meanwhile, Miss Wonderfully Kind quietly stitched the binding on a striking quilt she is finishing up as a gift for her boss.  Someone is getting a very special gift,wouldn't you say!

Miss Wonderfully Kind's next quilt is a Log Cabin design.  Here is one of the squares she has started.

I will finish up with a few photos of the tree in its completed stage .... and the mantel with greenery and little lights - the Holy Family .... and angels.

The last photo is of the three lighted trees, all silvery and shiny - a house warming gift from these wonderful talented quilting/crafting friends - my Monday night dear dear friends.




  1. If Wanda's boss doesn't want that quilt, I DO!

  2. Everything looks so "picture perfect" - but very warm, cozy, and homey also. Such a wonderful group of ladies. Enjoy.