I'm sure you are already aware of this fact, but it bears repeating...the gals on the team here at Write. Click. Scrapbook. are incredibly gifted and talented at whatever they put their mind to!
Oh, wait, we haven't discussed quilting yet, have we? No fear, we have you covered! (Good one, right? Covered? Quilt? Warm and Cozy??)
Hi, my name is Monika Wright and I'm your lame, can't tell a joke hostess this week. I'm back again today to share more ideas to evoke feelings of warm and cozy. And thankful.
I don't know about you, but I am in awe of the talent of Amy Sorensen and this is why...here's a peek of this heirloom-quality quilt that she constructed, pieced and quilted all on her own! You'll find more photos, a very detailed tutorial and tons of links here on Amy's blog.
All I know is that I want to rip gently remove that beautiful quilt out of the tree and snuggle up with a cup of coffee in front of our fireplace. Um, Amy, when you tire of this....
Now, let's have Amy tell her story:
If you go into a fabric store, you're likely to find fabrics for almost any holiday you can imagine—Halloween and Christmas and Easter and Valentine's Day and even St. Patrick's Day. But Thanksgiving fabric? That's a whole different prospect. I'd even use the word "rare." So when I stumbled across a Debbie Mumm Thanksgiving print, I absolutely had to make a quilt out of it! Thanksgiving is, after all, my favorite holiday. I'm an inconsistent quilter (translation: I work on a project for awhile, and then I miss scrapbooking so I put it away), so even though I bought the fabric over two years ago, this is the first November it'll be out all month. Every single detail about this quilt makes me happy!
The colors and the photos of these layouts from Celeste Smith evoke warm and cozy, too!
Aren't you ready to jump in a pile of leaves and crunch on some apples? I am. Well, that and scraplift these layouts!
I created my little mini-journal with this free download designed for Write. Click. Scrapbook. Although I ended up trimming my pages shorter than how they print out, the design allows you to make yours suit your own design needs.
The small paper strip behind the cover embellishments is the same paper I used for the inside pages.
I used some shipping twine, punched a few small holes in some felt leaf embellishments I had on hand and used a "10" sticker (for the year 2010) to adorn the front cover.
I printed enough pages for each person at our Thanksgiving gathering to reflect upon what they are thankful for. To coax the guys into participating, my plan is to have my girls take the journal to each person with a marker and ask them to write something. It's harder to turn down an adorably precious little girl than to turn down their Mother. Just sayin'!
A little something to keep you busy until tomorrow. You can click on the image below and save it to your computer to print.
If you have the time to photograph and share, we would just love to see you post your projects in the Write. Click. Scrapbook. Flickr gallery.
It's all about hosting the dinner party tomorrow. Until then...