Friday, November 12, 2010

The rest of the year and a giveaway for the holidays!

Well it is time to finally post about the final goals for the year for the Charming Girl's Club.  Here is a brief summary of my last goals and the new ones:

Reading: continue to read at the 'school year' pace.  Just finished Prayers for Sale by Sandra Dallas and currently reading another Debbie Macomber book.  

Exercise: I have averaged 2 -3 times per week at the gym.  Continue to commit to 2 - 3 times per week. Seems more realistic than 4 -5 times. Yikes, what was I thinking!

Quilting: I really failed at the Free Motion QAL by Christine at A Few Scraps.  I know that practice makes perfect but I rather be doing.  I felt like my girls when they were told to practice piano.  

My daughter's wedding quilt is coming along nicely.  Blocks all pieced and sewn together. Now to add borders. Here is a peek.

2nd wedding quilt for my d2's best friend is also almost finished.  The top is all pieced and so is the back.  Now to sandwich and quilt.  No pictures yet.

3rd wedding quilt for nephew2  is planned, fabric and pattern purchased.  Still in holding pattern until after the Holidays.

Baby quilt for nephew1 is completed.  Needs a label.

I have drawn a snowman quilt pattern that I would like to make for the holiday season.  Make it a reality!

Make 6 placemats to coordinate with this table runner.

Stitchery project by Hugs from Helen.

Scrappy quilt for the Sew Scrap Along by Pleasant Home.

Christmas gift project like mug rugs and pot holders.  Here is my first mug rug!

This is also my first attempt at wonky (or liberated) quilting!  Very Fun!

Speaking of potholders...I made a set for a giveaway!  Here they are.  Thought they might help with someone on your Christmas list.  Of coarse there may be a little something more in the package.  If you would like to win them, leave me a comment telling me you would like to win.  For a second chance,  become a follower or tell me you already follow my blog and leave me a second comment.  I will select a winner on November 20th at noon.
Sorry about the poor picture quality. You can see another set here.

Friends and Family: Spend great holiday times together, make memories and share traditions!

Tomorrow I'm off for some girlfriend time!  
Good food, wine, shopping, games, catching up, good times! 
Catch you later!


  1. Love the pinwheel quilt, so colorful and cuddly looking - I'm a sucker for pinnies. Aren't those Rug Mugs addicting? I even made some "manly" rugs, with a "manly" mug it solved my difficult men's gifts. Your potholders remind me of my NaNa V's kitchen - yellow and red. I have never seen that pattern, very unique and clever. Glad to see you are having Me time on list too. Thank you for sharing

  2. Lots of stuff in progress, and you're doing well, with or without the machine quilting class. I'd love to be considered for your give away. Thanks, Finn

  3. Busy lady! I'm trying to cram in a few Christmas pressies to deliver Thanksgiving when we visit with lots of family. I think I'll make it, but with a cold, I'm feeling sluggish and things are a bit wonky :P Would love to win the potholders...I need to replace quite a few of mine! I should buy some of that silver thermal stuff and make some!!!!
    Oh, I have a first mug rug in my future too. Sis and I are going to exchange gifts this year and our theme is a homebaked goodie and hand made goodie. I thought a new mug with mathcing rug and tea cookies of some kind and maybe some flavored I'll be joining the ranks of mugrug makers after Tday!


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