Saturday, December 12, 2009

First, Second, Third...


First off, a heartfelt "Thank You!" to everyone. I deeply appreciate the wonderful comments and the positive feedback/support for my "Work Quilt", shown in the post below. You guys rock!

Second, the picture up top is of some beautiful Dupioni silks that I have been hoarding for who knows how long... I think it is time to use them!

Third, I am going on a Holiday vacation from blog posting... just for a bit... (will be back sometime in January). You see, Christmas is coming, the house is a mess, I have lots and lots of sewing I wish to do, and Eldest Daughter is coming home from her semester abroad in ONE WEEK!!!! WhooHoo! I can hardly wait, I miss her so!!! (Last week found her in Paris and this week finds her in Spain... oh, to be young and able to roam!) I am on pins and needles, just waiting to scoop her up and hug her tight, and to hear all about her adventures!

Happy Holidays to Everyone!!!

32 comments:

RosaMarĂ­a said...

have great time at home with you daughter and family!!!
those fabrics are amazing!!! i want to see what you do with them!!! besos!

kelly said...

Happy Holidays, Victoria!

Have a great break, enjoy your time with your daughter, and we'll see you when you get back!

Cheryl Arkison said...

I am living vicariously through that girl of yours. Oh, youth. Have a good break!

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Happy Holidays! and, Happy reunion with your daughter! :-)

I will be looking forward to seeing what you do with that silk. It will be wonderful I am sure!

High Desert Design Council said...

Ohhh....silk! Looking forward to seeing your creation with that!

Enjoy the reunion with your daughter.

Best holiday wishes to you Victoria.

cheers

nicolette said...

Happy holidays! Enjoy the time with your daughter and family!!

Those silks... g.o.r.g.e.o.u.s.!

Victoria Bennett Beyer said...

Yea! I'm so excited you will have your daughter home for the holidays!

Those silks are gorgeous - I can't wait to see what you do with them.

Anonymous said...

Oh, study abroad is so wonderful for kids. My daughter spent a year at the University of Nottingham. She got a chance to go to Amsterdam, Switzerland, Ireland, Scotland, Spain and Italy. Memories to last a lifetime! You're right about the young and unencumbered! They are so lucky. Enjoy your baby being back home and your housecleaning. 8-)

Linda

Mrs Moen said...

Happy holidays to you too, Victoria! The solid silk fabrics are amazing!

Allie said...

Those fabrics are beautiful! Enjoy your break, time with your family is most important - house stuff not so much, lol - at least not at my house! How perfectly lovely that your daughter is coming home for Christmas!

Diane J. Evans said...

I am SO with you on the notion of needing a break during these weeks -- enjoy your time with your family.

BTW, where did you get those luscious silks?!

Diane

pklaw said...

Enjoy your break. Treasure time with your family - have a wonderful holiday!

Hey Harriet said...

Have a super break and enjoy all the sewing! My house is a mess also & I keep hoping that I will just wake up one day & it will all be tidy again. Not likely to happen but I'm going to keep holding onto that hope ;) Enjoy the reunion with your daughter! As much fun as she no doubt had while away I'm sure she missed you heaps & is looking forward to hugs from her mum. Oh sorry. Mom! Happy holidays Vic xo

connie said...

I can hardly wait to see your project you make with the silk. I am sure it will be spectacular!!! Have a wonderful Christmas and
ENJOY your daughter!

Jackie said...

OOOO... Victoria, I just love those Dupioni Silks. I have a few, but oh the colors that you have are just luscious! Where did you get them???

I hope that you have a wonderful break and have some great quality time with eldest daughter! Enjoy and Happy Holidays to you too!

25reasons said...

I cannot wait to see what you do with those silks. I too have some gorgeous pieces of silk, not sure if they're Dupioni, but still wonderful, and I've not had any inspired thoughts about what to do with them. So bring it on sister! Have a fabulous break with your daughter, and see you on the flip side.

Fer said...

Oh dear, I thought I left a comment on your last post but it looks like I didn't, and I so wanted to tell you how wonderful the Work Quilt is. It really is a fine example of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts. I'm so impressed.

And now onto silks! I'm excited to see what comes of this!

Enjoy your break. :)

nanann said...

Enjoy your break and time with your daughter!

and wow, I'll just sit here and enjoy those beautiful silks! Can't wait to see what you work up!

leilani said...

Let me wish you a most joyous holiday with loved ones and I also send wishes for a creative, fulfilling new year!

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful work.

Amy C said...

beautiful rich colorful silks, I can only imagine what awesome creative goodies you are going to make.
You must be so excited to have your daughter back so soon, sounds like she has been having such a brilliant time.
Have a fun break, I am going to take one too!
See you soon in bloggy land.

Dee / Cloth Company said...

Enjoy your break and the holidays! And those luscious colors will be waiting for you -- it so happens I scored some silk today from an upholsterer and am looking forward to using it in the new year, too!

henny said...

Have a great break, Vic and enjoy the holidays with your family. Don't forget to be back, hehe..

Jackie said...

Oh drooooollll!!!!!
I adore dupion silk.
Have a great break.x

Cascade Lily said...

Enjoy your break, sewing and, most important, your reunion!

Happy Christmas!

Andrea said...

I have never used silk for a quilt. Let me know what it's like. I'm kind of in a rut. I always use quilters cotton.

karen said...

be still my beating heart! That silk!! Enjoy your daughter, wishing you a magical christmas! x

JMay said...

They are beautiful. Great blog :-)

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Kickcan and Conkers said...

Have a wonderful break. Enjoy every minute of Christmas and come back refreshed bursting with creativity :)

Michelle | Cicada Studio said...

Merry Christmas Victoria! Hope your sparkles like these rich fabrics!

jacquie said...

wishing you a wonderful holiday and time with your family! enjoy!!

Carbon Fiber Paddle said...

A well written and easy-to-follow tutorial. These are going to look great together and, hopefully, provide some comfort.