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Thread: My Christmas fabric haul!

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    I have struggled with decorating for Christmas since my Mom passed away almost 4 years ago. She loved every little thing about Christmas and made it very special. I finally kicked myself in the butt for her and decided to do more than put up a tree. I am making curtains for my living room and kitchen with some of these adorable prints. And I couldn't resist the book panel after seeing all the quilts made with them. And besides, everything was half off!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    Green trees for window at top of front door.
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    Words will be valance and package will be curtain for kitchen door.
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    Will be a valance for kitchen window. The light blue dots is the top of the fabric.
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    Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer
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    I love the second bunch!! Where did you find them??
    I lost my Dad the 15th of December, twenty years ago, before he passed, made us promise to celebrate that year and every year after. I still miss him . . . .

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    Have fun making your home into a real Christmas 'treat'

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    I'm so sorry for your loss..((hug))

    I love your fabric! The one for the valance is going to be so cute!! Show pictures when you get them all done. Would love to see it.

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    So glad you decided to jump back in to Christmas decorating. Your mom would be proud of you. It is really a tribute to her that you are doing this since she loved it so much. Way to go.

    The fabric is just adorable and your planned projects should work perfectly with the fabric you have chosen for each one.

    Don't forget pics of the finished projects.

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    I love all of it! Especially the snowflakes!

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    I found the white background with presents and words at Hancock Fabrics. It was $7.99 a yard but half off, so I got 2 of each. The other fabrics I bought at Hobby Lobby, also half off.

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    I know she would want me to do something for the babies. They are at such an adorable age. Lexi is now 5 and Gabe is 20 months. I am looking forward to getting everything done.

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    Sorry for your loss.. She will be looking down lovingly knowing you are thinking of her to keep her Christmas spirit alive..



    We lost my MIL two years ago, my 6 yr old misses her lots..

    BTW- Great fabric

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    Quote Originally Posted by SherriB
    I know she would want me to do something for the babies. They are at such an adorable age. Lexi is now 5 and Gabe is 20 months. I am looking forward to getting everything done.
    Absolutely! Those little ones eyes will be sooooo big looking at the Christmas wonderland you have created! :)

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    Yes, you need to carry on the holiday traditions for the family. She would want you to be happy with those you have around you. Hugs and love sent!!

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    That's a great haul!

    I believe that 'the living' has to kick themselves 'after a while' after a death - 'They' wouldn't want us to mope around. 'They' would like us to continue to enjoy life as best we could. I also believe 'they' are around us and 'we'll' see 'them' again.

    We're all eagerly awaiting the posting pictures of your completed curtains - so get sewing! :) ((((sherrib)))))

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    Your Mama will always be with you, as long as she is in your heart. Think about it, how happy it would make her to see you, do all this work.

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    LOVE your fabrics!!!! Have fun decorating your home

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    I love yor fabrics!!!!!! So sorry for your loss!

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    Great fabrics. Mom will be proud. Do you have a photo of the quilt made with the book? I would love to see it.

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    How Sweet ! Love all your fabric, it sure will be in such great spirit for the holiday whith all your sewing done and hung up! Can we have a party at your place???

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    Glad you got "kicked". Now go make your house joyful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SherriB
    I have struggled with decorating for Christmas since my Mom passed away almost 4 years ago. She loved every little thing about Christmas and made it very special. I finally kicked myself in the butt for her and decided to do more than put up a tree. I am making curtains for my living room and kitchen with some of these adorable prints. And I couldn't resist the book panel after seeing all the quilts made with them. And besides, everything was half off!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
    Good for you!!! I lost my husband 13 years ago, and he was sick for a couple Christmases before that. He used to tell me not to make a fuss at Christmas, that it was too much work. I said nonsense then, and I say nonsense now. I have Christmas here in my little house with all the kids & their families, and the neighbors with their little kids. I enjoy it. This year may be a little different because of the invalid dog. But I will figure that out as the time comes. I love all your fabric!

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    Congrats on doing up Christmas! Your Mom would be proud of you! Love your festive fabrics too! :)

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    My Mom sewed a little and I learned some from her. She loved it when I made things for her. I was very close to her and miss her so much. My Dad died when was 12 and it brought my Mom, sister and me very close. I am starting on my curtains this afternoon and can't wait to put them up.

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    So sorry for your loss, but glad you're going to follow in your mom's footsteps, so to speak. My parents are both gone and I dearly love bringing out all the old decorations from my childhood and decorating my house. Visitors may wonder about my ornaments that no longer shine or my nativity that's 60 years old, but for me, they are precious and a reminder of the blessing of family and wonderful memories. Hope you'll find the same joy as you decorate.

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    Sherri, you got yourself some adorable fabric there! Have fun.

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    I'm sorry for your loss. Our Mothers are so dear to us. Mine passed two years ago Christmas morning. It's still hard for me to truly enjoy the Christmas spirit again. She was my shopping buddy and best friend. My heart goes out to you. I am hoping to get that kick in the butt this year, but if not, maybe next year. Have to be joyful for the kids and grandkids! May you have the merriest of the Christmas spirit warm your heart. BTW... nice haul!! :mrgreen: You go girl!

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