Everyday Wonder

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 Christmas Parade

Christmas Parade

 Fabric Cut for Log Cabin Quilt

Fabric Cut for Log Cabin Quilt

 Thrifted Vintage Creamer

Thrifted Vintage Creamer

 Thrifted End Table for Tea Table

Thrifted End Table for Tea Table

 Quilt Project Cut Fabric Sorting

Quilt Project Cut Fabric Sorting

 Cutting Fabric with Rotary Cutter

Cutting Fabric with Rotary Cutter

 Baby Girl's Quilt Design with Crayons

Baby Girl's Quilt Design with Crayons

 Rocket Boy's Quilt Design with Pencil

Rocket Boy's Quilt Design with Pencil

 Block Houses Left by Baby Girl

Block Houses Left by Baby Girl

I didn't exactly mean to make myself a quilt just now, but I fell in love with this quilt and I just couldn't stop myself. I found more of the details here, here and here, and I just... started.

Another part of my Christmas present to myself this year is to simplify my life, and hence, my fabric situation. I had been thinking of cutting all my scraps into predetermined sizes (described at this web page, or in this book). Except, I can't decide on one size for all future projects! Heavens. So I picked some **ahem** five **ahem** projects and am cutting (primarily from scraps) all the fabric for them all at once. We'll see how it turns out.

So today just ended up being one of those inspiring days, whether it's some particular holiday season or not. I found the cutest little vintage creamer at the thrift store, along with a perfect little table to use as a tea table in my new studio (I'm thinking a olive-y, vintage green?). Then the kids joined me in picking, sorting, cutting and organizing fabric. When they tired of that, they designed their own quilts, her with crayons, and his with pencil. There may have been some house building with blocks in there, too.

And all the while, our paper snowflakes that we made yesterday (which I will share later this week), were twisting and dancing in the window, keeping us company. The window and the baseboard heater, I think. I asked Mr. Magpie to take some video so you can see it, too, but I don't know if he'll find the time or not. If not, maybe I can try to get it on film, though it's "not my area of expertise," as we like to say around here.

I hope that all of you are feeling inspired by the season and the decor. But I hope even more that you have inspiration and wonder every day.

Much love,

P.S. This post is part of my Christmas Parade series of Christmas blog posts for 2012. To see the entire post schedule and all the linky parties and other fun, check out the Christmas Parade Welcome post.

StoriesAngela2012, 2012-11