Yesterday was dance night for the girls, so Wooly Wednesday for me!  It was a snowy and chilly night here, so it was perfect to be cuddled up in a nice warm library working on my wool project for a few hours.  I am still working on my wool BOM, “Hop to It.”  My goal is to have my wool blocks complete by January.  I am finding I love each month more than the last month.

Block #4.  I love the rich colors of the wool.  Lisa Bongean’s hand dyed Primitive Gatherings wool is some of the best I’ve seen.

Block #5.  I still need to stitch around his nose and give him an eye.  I received a piece of perle cotton with my kit to use specifically around his nose and for his eye, but of course I’ve lost it!  Again, the colors are so rich.  I’ve enjoyed every second of making this project.

I’m still trying to put out Christmas decorations.  I have so much!!  The girls just love it all!  More is more to them, so that’s what I do.  They notice every new ornament or Santa I put out.  We decorate the tree together, but I do most of the rest of it.  I love to see their little faces light up when they come home from school and see more decorations out!  So far I have four trees!  One big, three small.  I have one tree dedicated to my love of shoes and handbags!

Scott surprised me with this a few years ago.  I can’t remember what they are called, but the heat from the candles make the Nativity Scene spin.  The girls just love to watch it!

My dining room so far…

I hang our stockings on my pie safe and fireplace mantle.  I put so many santas on my mantle that I run out of room!  Back to decorating…


  • paulette says:

    I love your wool work, Linda!! Ihis quilt is going to be stunning!! Your house is looking very festive!! My girls would love that shoe tree…maybe I could put up A LARGE TREE in my foyer…so that when they come home they can PUT THEIR SHOES AWAY!! haha
    Take care!

  • Lynn says:

    Good Morning Linda! I love, love your wool blocks….so pretty. The little shoe ornaments are adorable!

  • Darlene says:

    Love your wool blocks! Very, very pretty. It's beginning to look alot like Christmas at your house. 🙂

  • Carol says:

    Your wool blocks are just wonderful! Christmas is coming to your house! Looking great!

  • Yvette says:

    I love your wool blocks!

    I also love your decorations. I only put a few out since I have a kitten. I don't want to tempt her too much. LOL

  • Candace says:

    You're a gal after my own heart, Linda! I love Primitive Gatherings wool – and you make it come alive! Beautiful blocks! I see we're also both decorating – I have much more to go….what fun!

  • WoolenSails says:

    I love working with wool and saving my good textured ones for sewing projects. I had a spinny thing too and it got ruined over the years, really loved it.


  • Joanne says:

    The wool blocks are beautiful!! Hop-to It is one of my favorite books – maybe one day I'll start.
    You home is looking fantastic! We have lots of decorations too (hopefully it doesn't look like Santa threw-up!!), my children love it – and that's what's important.♥

  • Carrie P. says:

    I thought I recognized those blocks. A applique group I am in is going to be doing a block a month using that pattern. Your wool is fabulous. I am going to be using a line of fabric from Moda called Martinque.

  • The Wooden Acorn says:

    Fantastic work. Love those wool blocks. Your home looks cozy and reminds me to get moving with Xmas decorating. With the kids out on their own, I tend to procrastinate. Merry Christmas!

  • Jeanette says:

    Your wool work blocks are gorgeous. Love the rabbit. So cute. Starting my Christmas decorating tomorrow. 🙂

  • Terry says:

    Love your wool blocks, especially the one with the blue flowers! Your Christmas decorating is looking good too! :0)

  • Lori says:

    I adore your wool blocks! That wool does look very wonderful!!

  • Mama Pea says:

    I am still getting caught up from being off line over Thanksgiving. Your wool work is awesome! Is that the Edyta Sitar pattern? Your decorations are really pretty!

  • QuiltSue says:

    I love your wooly blocks.

    Your decorations are looking great, specially the shows – I've never seen anything like those before.

  • Anonymous says:

    Love the wool blocks and such a contrast from wool to the glitz of your shoes! Fun! I know a gal who also collects fun shoes! I have to show her this post!!