When I married, over 30-years ago, my husband and I bought a Christmas Angel for our first Christmas tree. It wasn't anything fancy; in fact, we purchased it at the grocery store of all places!
Over the years this angel has been an important part of our Christmas. Many years ago the lights quit working so my husband replaced the old lights with a string of Christmas lights. A solution that has worked very well.
This year I noticed the light was coming untwisted and catching in the branches.
After thinking for a bit I got the idea of using florist tape to bind the wires back together.
I was very pleased with how well this worked.
The angel has now been packed away and is ready for next Christmas!
Plus, it took more fabric than I expected so I ended up having to use a second fabric of a different print. Thankfully the other fabric worked out just fine.
Elizabeth had her heart set on this quilt from the beginning. She knew I was making it for her and she was so in love with all the purple being used! It was her excitement that kept me going.
I used two layers of batting in this quilt; which of course doubled my cost. However, it added so much weight to the quilt that I'm planning to start using two layers from now on.
Oh how I'm so glad I finished this mammoth job. It was so much work. Each time I look at the quilt on Elizabeth's bed I smile and tell myself it was worth all the stress and time spent on every stitch.