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 Waffle dish cloths;
a scrappy organizer at Where The Orchids Grow ;
A very sweet Needle book over at Nana Company;
and this fun Marshmallow Shooter over at Thrifty and Thriving. 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!