Monday, January 2, 2012

1st Monday of 2012

That's reason enough to celebrate, right? No? Well, how about this is my 500th post! I know. I can hardly believe it myself. What a great way to start out the new year. ☺ We celebrated January 1st with the traditional Southern meal of Pork Tenderloin, Collard Greens, Black-eye Peas, and Cornbread. I have no photos. You'll have to trust me that dinner was delicious.

After dinner, the kids got to work on their Gingerbread House. They received a kit for Christmas (thanks Aunt Jenn & family!) that included pre-cut house pieces as well as frostings and decorations. Each chose some candy decor, grabbed the frosting bag, and got to work. Their Gingerbread House looks just like the one on the box, doesn't it?

While the kids glued candies to the house, I pulled out my new fabrics and decided to whip up a throw for DH. Using the instructions from Sew4Home's "Quick & Cool Holiday Gift", I quickly stitched the quilt top. I LOVE the Layer Cakes! It's my first time using them, and it definitely won't be my last. The longest part of the project was deciding what order to put the squares.

Today, I'm CELEBRATING my quick start-to-finish. I have the batting attached, and today I will sew the back layer of the throw and stitch the buttons to secure the finish. Quick projects are my favorites!

The throw in progress...why yes, that is Christmas fabric!
DH just wants a throw. He doesn't care what fabric I use.
Isn't he the best? ☺
Jovial by BasicGrey for Moda
Layer Cake purchased from FatQuarterShop...LOVE that shop!

So, I'm debating about the Monday Facts linky thing. If I decide to continue with Monday Facts, we'll begin next Monday. I'll let you know by this Friday, okay?

What are you celebrating today?

Happy Monday!

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