It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!


Only a week to go until Christmas!! Yikes!! I feel like I've been racing against the clock to finish up projects by the end of the year. Every spare moment has been used for painting rooms and furniture, wall papering, framing pictures, decorating doorways with paper cutouts, cultivating a colourful rug addiction, researching bathroom tiles... basically turning our house into a home. A fun and colourful Daisyland! There's been lots of creative activities but no sewing, in fact I sometimes wonder if I've forgotten how to use my sewing machine. I guess I'll find out in the new year when I hope to focus on stitching and fabric once again.


Santa recently dropped off the latest edition of Simply Moderne. It was great to take time out of the festive frenzy, put my feet up and flip through the colourful glossy pages. I love this magazine with it's great articles of quilt shows and variety of quilt projects. The cover quilt is by Australian quilter Wendy Williams. It's bright colours are as merry and twinkling as Christmas lights. 

I was especially excited to find an article about my friend LeeAnn Decker of Nifty Quilts with lots of pictures of her beautiful quilts.

I'll be working pretty much every day till Christmas now so I'll get in early and wish you all a joyous holiday season and a happy and peaceful new year. I'll see you in 2016 for more bloggy good times. 

PS. Just like the Christmas specials on TV that come around every year here's a link to a Christmas Adventure I wrote a few years ago. It's fun, festive and features cute fabrics. 
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

33 comments

  1. Have a wonderful Christmas with those you love. I enjoyed your Christmas story. Glad you saved Santa.

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  2. Your Christmas koala is very cute, and very Australian! Does he have a name? (Don't say Kevin, please!) Merry Christmas Rachael, and may the new year bring health and happiness to you and yours!

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  3. Hi Rachael I hope you and your family have a wonderful Xmas and a happy and safe new year,Thankyou for your friendship and I look forward to your post next year xx

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  4. Merry Christmas Rachael. I hope work is not too hectic in the lead up to Christmas. Have a wonderful break over Christmas and I look forward to seeing your projects in the new year.

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  5. A very Merry Merry Christmas to you Rachael.
    I am still looking for my own copy of the magazine, but I did treat myself to a subscription so I don't miss anything in the future.

    Off to see your previous post.

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  6. Wishing Merry Happiness to the residents at Chez Daisy!
    A fab article about our Nifty Quilter. When an issue of Simply Moderne comes out *without* something by or about someone I 'know', I will be disappointed.

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  7. Quiltmania never disappoints. I love Wendy's quilt on the cover. Sending you a very Merry Christmas wish from the snow covered mountains of Colorado to the surfing Koalas of Australia. Have a lovely holiday!

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  8. I hope you'll post all of your creative home-making projects in the new year. I'm certain it's all original, colorful and brilliant, just like you. Very happy holidays to you and yours. It must be a busy time of year for a florist. Hope it all goes well, and that you can relax and enjoy your home soon. xo

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  9. Merry Merry Christmas Rachael! I hope the elves help you next week and that Santa is good to you. Looking forward to your adventures next year!!!

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  10. Have a nice Christmas time Rachael! I also love-love-love Simply Moderne, as much the quilts you presented in former issues as the great article about LeeAnn in this one!

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  11. Merry Christmas to you Rachael! You have had a busy busy year. I look forward to your peaceful and creative journey through blogging next year. LeeAnn's article in Simply Moderne is exactly what she and her quilts are, Simply beautiful!
    xoxo

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  12. I enjoyed your Christmas Adventure ! :-) :-)
    I am just waiting for my issue of Moderne to arrived, looking forward to it.
    Have a wonderful Christmas!
    xx

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  13. I can't believe you've got the third issue when I only finally found issue two with your gorgeous red quilt in it.

    I broke down and ordered a subscription along with Simply Vintage!

    Love your surf boarding Koala!

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  14. Cute surfing Santa there RAchael and a fun post! A very Happy Christmas to you too with a wonderful Quilty year to follow!

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  15. You sound to have been very busy but having fun! Missed your blog posts so I'm looking forward to 2016 when you re back into sewing mode. I just received my copy of the magazine this week, it is a beautiful publication! Have a Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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  16. I have been thinking about you for the last day or so and thinking I hadn't seen any of your posts. Not that that is surprising as I have been AWOL a bit the last couple of months. Then this post popped up in my News Feed. Good to know that all is well in Daisyland. Enjoy your Christmas, and don't work your fingers to the bone :-)

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  17. I bet it is crazy busy at work right now! I love the rug that your Simply Moderne magazine is resting on. Your surfing koala is too cute (my family is off for a surf right now!)! Merry Christmas xxx

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  18. Yep crazy time everywhere at the moment.... luckily it's only once a year!
    Wishing you and yours a lovely Christmas, hoping the new year keeps you well and happy.
    Looking forward to seeing your awesomeness in 2016 xx

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  19. The veriest Merriest Christmas to you my clever friend...Enjoy the season down under.

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  20. Haha--so cute. You single handed-ly saved Christmas and deserve a holiday program of your own!

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  21. Merry Christmas Rachael! I miss your posts and hope you show us some of your handy work in your home!

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  22. I think you can be well and truly excused from sewing at this time of year. It is busy enough without adding in all the work on your home.
    Glad you found some time to enjoy your magazine.
    My little gift to myself is booking into one of Wendy Williams classes here in May. Can't wait.
    Now best wishes to you, too, for a wonderful Christmas. You have had an exciting year. I wonder what 2016 will bring? Cheers.

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  23. Good luck with all the home improvements - it will be stunning I'm sure. Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas and I look forward to reading about more of your sewing adventures in 2016! x

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  24. Merry Christmas to the Daisy family from the Needleandspindle family. Well done you for carving out the time for home making. It is an important and grounding thing to do. Enjoy its beauty this Christmas and best wishes for the new year.

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  25. Buon Natale e che il 2016 sia un anno di divertimento con tanti giorni felici!

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  26. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas holiday and an adventurous new year!

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  27. Best wishes on your house renovations and I hope that you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!

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  28. Hi Rachael wishing you and your precious family a merry xmas and a happy and safe new year xx

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  29. House renos! Exciting! Hard! I did it two summers ago, but I still need to get the bathroom done so it's more disabled-friendly. One of these days! Hope you've had a very merry Christmas Rachael - looking forward to catching up more in 2016!

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  30. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to the Daisy clan!!!!!

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  31. Hope you had a lovely Christmas! Happy New Year Rachael!

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  32. Gotten in any sewing yet this year? I love the article about Leeann Decker. The photos of her quilts are my favorite part of that edition. I especially enjoyed all her quilts in Sujata Shah's books. I hope to see more of her work! Happy new year!

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