Monday, January 2, 2012

Christmas Through The Year

christmasthroughtheyearbutton Last year Allie came up with this wonderful idea…make a Christmas gift each month then when Christmas 2011 rolled around we would have a box full of goodies made and ready to go!!  I jumped at this, even though there were some months I was barely making the end of the month deadline….but I did all 12 months and I loved having the box of homemade gifts all done.  Allie worked very hard on this club for us…cheering us on, posting tutorials and each month a giveaway. Now Allie is embarking on a new adventure.  Designing patterns for stitcheries and appliqué quilts.  I am so excited for her, and I just know she is going to do well, so this will be her focus, and like she did for us, we will all be cheering her on!!!  Thanks Allie for hosting such a wonderful year of the Christmas Club.  

I sent an email telling her I was thinking about continuing on with the club.  She also had heard from Darlene who wanted to do the same…a phone call from Darlene over the weekend and the club is starting it’s second year.  Darlene has come up with some great ideas and has us very organized…thank goodness because I’m afraid I’m not at the moment!!  Please hop on over to Darlene’s to  see what she has in store!!  I promise, promise you are going to love this. Remember, this isn’t a club that you sign up for the whole year.  You just join in the months that you can.

Now for some tutorials!!!  Our very own Nanette at Freda’s Hive has the most wonderful tutorial for 216595063298369616_6M0qBKbS_b Waffle dish cloths; 

 

a scrappy organizer at Where The Orchids Grow ;6317724845_3200664990_z

 

 

 

 

 

A very sweet Needle book  over at Nana Company;

207165651578679747_eEaNUn31_band this fun Marshmallow Shooter over at Thrifty and Thriving.189854940511021235_Y7QBmbl3_b   We made this for our family gift exchange this year and it was a BIG hit! 

A big thanks to Darlene for laying the ground work on this upcoming year, and also for the wonderful phone call.    I’ll be back next week with some more tutorials! 

14 comments:

Darlene said...

And, we're off! WooHoo!!!!!

Awesome post with some terrific tutorials. I was thinking about the dishcloths earlier today and couldn't remember where I'd seen them. LOL

Annelies said...

Oh I think I am IN....but the link wouldn't get me to Darlene. But I see her post, so I will use it to find my wy to the "fun place". Merry Merry all year long....LOVE IT!!!!

Too many eggs said...

wow some great tutorials you have come up with, i think there are a few i could do.....

good luck to you and Darlene i hope Christmas throughout the year goes well for you both

Val said...

I love all the tutorials you have linked to. Good on you for continuing on with Christmas Through the Year.

Lorraine said...

you girls rock! I got to November this year and realised I wouldn't have time to make all the gifts I would like to .....so I think this is great!!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

I think I'll be joining you! I think Carol is doing something a bit similiar as well. The dish cloths are on my "to do" list too. AND I have some white ones hanging around here just waiting to be prettied up.

Anne said...

A woderful idea to continue with and this year I am ready to go...at least in a week when all our house fixing up is done, lol.

Dandelion Quilts said...

Well, that is really sweet of you girls to continue the fun...not to mention the motivation.

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

This is wonderful that you girls are continuing the Christmas through the year! I'm hoping to get more Christmas presents made much earlier this year :)!!

Allie said...

Great tutorials - I'll let you know when I see some too, ok? And I'm still going to be cheering you guys on!!

Thimbleanna said...

Such a fun idea -- looks like you girls will be having a great time!!!

deb said...

omg Im so excited, I auctually saw these pics on pinterest and pinned them before I even saw this post!!!!!! cant WAIT to make the dishclothes!!!!!!!!!!
thanks you guys for hosting this!!!

Kiwifruit-Shiree said...

I got through so many new AND unfinished projects with Allie's inspiration!! So count me in again this year

Carrie P. said...

It will be fun to read what you two come up with.
Great first tutorials.