I finally bound two quilts that are Christmas presents....
http://textilehouse.blogspot.com/ and she was using the Kate Spain Fandango fabric (as was Jenny in flannel) http://jennygarland.com/author/jenny/....and I was hooked. I immediately ordered a charm pack when I got home. I think the Amy Butler looks good with the Fandango colors.
The second quilt is for my 6'6" nephew. It will not be big enough but it still felt like I was wrestling a bear when I was putting on the binding.
Confession: I used my machine for both sides of the binding...I know....not the norm but I was in a hurry. I had them both quilted by a long-arm quilter.
I have to admit that my holiday so far has resembled the portion of "It's a Wonderful Life" where George's discontent is evident....the part where he calls Uncle Billy a "silly, stupid old man," and his impatience with this children is really laughable because it feels so real....
"what do I look like, a dictionary?"
"why do we have so many kids?"
"why do we live in this stupid town?"
I actually said out loud (three times) to my children and my husband...."I hate Christmas.".......Pathetic, I know...total Grinchiness.......
I am trying to slow down and appreciate the season...appreciate the simple things and let go of all the "other stuff."
I will work on letting go of my Grinchiness over the next week......keep your fingers crossed! :)
For a holiday chuckle, check out this wonderful blog http://oodlesandoodles.typepad.com/my_weblog/2010/12/welcome.html