~ from my home to yours, living the Working Pantry lifestyle ~

Saturday, December 9, 2023

Blogmas 2023: 12/9

I had to go to the nearest large city yesterday to pick up my sewing machine at the repair shop.  While there I saw this adorable vintage Santa fabric on the back of a small quilt.  Long story short the quilt was a class they had taught earlier, and I inquired if they had any more of the fabric.  They did and I was allowed to purchase some at a discounted price!  I was so happy!

Later in the day I saw a quilt that had a crochet edging and fell in love with it.  I decided that a vintage Christmas quilt using the above fabric for the backing would look awesome with a crochet edging!

Now to choose a vintage quilt pattern and I'll be ready to add another project to my ongoing 'project list!'

  Why I do Blogmas:  

It's no secret that I love everything about Christmas!  From the day after Thanksgiving till the last box of Christmas decor is packed away and put back in storage for the next year, I love every bit of it!   My husband and I are senior citizens who generally spend the holiday season alone.  While we do have lots of very good friends and our church family nearby, all of our children live far, far away and have children of their own to make holiday memories with within their own homes.  They are very thoughtful to include us in as much as possible via technology and we are so grateful to them for going beyond the extra mile to include us.   

I started doing Blogmas because I had a choice, either lose myself in sorrow over what I could not change or embrace the love I have for the season and share it with others.   I chose to share my joy in the journey not only with my children and grandchildren long-distance, but with others who love the season as I do and who just might find themselves spending the holidays alone as well. I hope in some small way you get a glimpse of holiday joy through these Blogmas posts and that it spills over into your life this holiday season!

Meet you back here tomorrow!

mrs. patsi @ A Working Pantry

~ sharing my home and my faith ~

She looketh well to the ways of her household … Proverbs 31:27 

Sharing 43 years' experience of frugal, prudent living and pantry building 

My second blog:  From This Heart of Mine, where I share my love for God and His Word through my personal Bibe study.  Physical preparedness is important, but not near as important as spiritual preparedness.  Ladies, join me over at From This Heart of Mine and study God's Word with me.

You can view my privacy policy HERE.

Thank you for using my Amazon affiliate link when placing your Amazon orders. I earn a small percentage that doesn't increase what you pay, and it helps me keep my pantry well-stocked! 

Disclaimer: Some of the links in this post may be affiliate links.  This means that if you click on the link and place an order, etc I earn a small fee at no increased cost to you. Thank you for your support through these means.


  1. Love your idea! Can’t wait to see how it turns out.

  2. Love the fabric but have never heard of crochet edging on a quilt. Sounds lovely. We, too, have two daughters who live away and are not home for holidays. Hard but understandable. I love your attitude and appreciation for the part you do have in their lives. Blessings . . .

    1. Vickie, I had never heard of crocheting an edging on a quilt either, so I'm anxious to get started on one! It is hard to be so far away from our children, especially during the holiday and special days ... however, it's up to us what we make of it. I don't want my grandchildren to see grandma as discontent and contentious over something she can't control. I want them to see grandma taking a hard thing and making the absolute best of it that she can.

  3. That fabric is adorable! No wonder you couldn't resist it.

  4. That will be a nice addition to your Christmas decor each year.

    1. Lana, I think so, I can't wait to get started on it.

  5. Perfect! It will be beautiful, I'm sure.