Thursday, December 24, 2009


My days are measured by what I can accomplish. It is on a more muted scale then in previous times, but I still need to move forward in some way.

Finished appliqueing the last 9 squares of a quilt and then sewed the blocks and rows together. Hopefully, the wide border will be put on soon. It will have a winding "vine" dotted with the stars and some crescent moon shapes.

Made a bird suet wreath for my mother-in -law. A very easy recipe of 1/3 cup (six envelopes) of plain gelatin powder, 1/2 cup of hot water. This is mixed on medium heat until the liquid is clear and all the gelatin is dissolved. Then add 5 cups of mixed bird seed and let it cool slightly. I pressed my mixture into a bundt pan to make a wreath, but the mixture can also be spread on to a cookie sheet and cut into shapes. Make sure to punch a hole to hang up the shapes. I strung my wreath on a wide red ribbon. After chilling in the fridge for several hours it was ready to unmold.
Nearing the end of the "Christmas Build-Up", which is my favorite time. Now on to the obligation end of the deal. It's not that I don't appreciate all the invitations, especially this year, but I feel more like staying at home in the quietness.
I must remember everyday: "It's not all about me", and just get up and go.
I have been so blessed by the kindness of friends and I want to wish each and every one of you a Very Merry Christmas.


  1. Merry Christmas, Jennifer!!

  2. Merry Christmas, Jennifer! LOVE your quilt, what a talented woman you are!!!

  3. Merry Christmas from Belgium tooo, Jennifer. Grea idee that birdwreath :-)))

    Hugs, Nicole