Since I recently posted a picture of my first ever houses quilt, thought I should post this one, a variant on the same theme. I completed Dear Santa in December 2001. I wrote a post about this quilt 2 years ago, which includes lots of detail shots.
Go take a look at how I added in so many details with the quilting. Your top doesn't have to be "complete" when you baste it. I add lots more after all the layers are together. I know some people like to add their buttons to the top, but not me. I add them through all three layers (after I've done the quilting) so I get the 3-D effect. Not that there are buttons on this quilt, that's just an example.
I've gotten very frustrated with gluing on velcro to close up the gift bags. I've had a couple of the velcro pieces rip off when I open the bag. Phoey. I'm sewing them all down now. Think I'm going to stick to snaps and buttons for closing these things.
Habibi is my big sweet loving kitty, but he does make it difficult for me to work on a project. (by the way, those horrible zebra-striped pillowcases are on the back of the sofa because they are easy to throw in the washer and get the cat hair off.) Anyway, here's Bibi, wanting loving and getting distracted by the thread:
This is my favorite of the pics. Bibi looks like a demon kitty with those red eyes. And look at the claws. Eeek.
Yesterday I worked at repairing/reinforcing velcro on the gift bags while my sweetie and I watched several Christmas movies. First off was the wonderful Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn movie Desk Set. Definitely my favorite movie starring those two - they have such chemistry. And hey, it takes place in a reference library - good stuff.
Next was Shop Around the Corner with a young Jimmy Stewart. That's for my husband. I just think it's an okay movie, but he loves it.
The finale was Die Hard. Sorry, I know that's not really christmasy, but I love that movie. "Now I have a machine gun. Ho ho ho." I was just looking at the IMDB trivia for the movie. It says Bruce Willis was the fifth choice for the main character. It originally went to Arnold Schwartzenneger, Sylvester Stallone, Burt Reynolds, and Richard Gere before the studio "settled" on Willis. The movie would have been either very different (and not in a good way) or outright horrible with some of those other choices. Richard Gere? Bleah.