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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Christmas in July

Today it was Christmas in July – at least that was the theme of the presentation I gave to the ladies at the Cancer Society Coffee Morning.  But first, to get my Christmas quilts I had to climb the timber pull-down ladder (in the garage)  up into the loft storage.  Then rummage around the plastic crates to find what I was looking for.

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Christmas things tucked away in these crates

What else is tucked away up here?  I found some knitting wool for a new project, and some wool blanket fabric to turn into something else, yes, I’ll take that down with me, together with the Christmas items.  Plus a whole lot of stretch fabric I had forgotten all about – that’s staying put at the moment.  It was interesting checking out the Christmas quilts and wall-hangings I had made over the years.  Then I packed them into a couple of bags, in the order I wanted to talk about them.

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Two big bags full

Although none of the ladies were quilters, many of them had been crafters in their earlier years, cross stitch, knitting, and sewing for their families.  My “Show and Tell talk” was well received, and who knows, perhaps one or two of them might be inspired to give patchwork and quilting a try.

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With two Christmas friends

11 comments:

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

nice to see you Jenny - cute Xmas things and yes maybe someone will now be interested in a craft or two again

HEATHER B said...

Hello Jenny... So thats what you were up to? My goodness makes Christmas seem a lot closer. Missed you today but pleased to see that you were well occupied. All the best. Heather.

Julierose said...

How wonderful to "make their day" happier to see all your crafting goodies--
hugs, Julierose

Jo said...

You might have to do a little show on here of all your Xmas makes.

Tired Teacher said...

Oooh the surprises and treasures we can discover tucked away in storage. I know those at the meeting were delighted to see your Christmas items.

Connie said...

I am sure that you were an inspiration . . . all it took was for me to give it a try and I was hooked. Once that quilting bug bites you, there is no turning back, LOL

Maria said...

Your talk with the lovely christmas show and tell would have been lovely....
Funny how we always find more then we planned when we look into storage...

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

It's fun to share what you have made with others, whether they share your "hobby" or not. I used to sell at craft shows from October to December. I made so much Christmas decorations that I just can't stitch for Christmas. But I will always stitch for Halloween!
xx, Carol

Karen S said...

Well done with your Christmas talk. Great way to share your treasures and inspire others.
And how exciting to make a few discoveries when you were up the ladder!

Janice said...

How lovely that you could give a Christmas in July presentation of your crafty items. I’m sure it would have been very well received.

Sheryl said...

Hi Jenny oh boy wish i was there to see your show and tell ,your santa's look amazing,well done with your talk.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend my friend xx