While I'm at the lake in the summertime, I am part of the Victorian Quilter's Guild, near Manistee, Michigan.
They make ornaments to decorate a Christmas tree, and auction off the tree to raise money for charity. Here are my contributions to the tree for this Christmas:
The top five ornaments are 4 inches square, and I just played around with fabrics that I had at the cabin. The requirements were to make ornaments four inches or smaller.
The bottom four are my first attempts at making house blocks as shown at this blog: http://buildinghousesfromscraps.blogspot.com I made the four houses in January, and they are 3 inches square. I had debated joining in the fun of making a house a day, but I don't have enough novelty fabrics to cut into little cute little somethings to fit in each window. So I stopped with just four houses, and they were in my sewing basket.
Anyway, I made good use of the four houses I had, and added them to the guild's Christmas tree ornaments. Some child will enjoy looking at them on their Christmas tree.
While I was making these ornaments, I played around with Santa Claus fabric that I bought for the ornaments, and made some slightly larger ornaments to use for a gift exchange among some internet friends. So if you are one of these friends, pretend you didn't see them here.
Here are the log cabin ornaments, at about 6 inches square:
They are ready to mail when the time comes, and I feel very virtuous for having a little bit of a jump on Christmas preparation. I usually approach Christmas with a big surge right after December 1st, and at the end of the month I make a mental note to start a little sooner next year. This year, I'm one small step into the preparation. Yeah!!