Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

May the warmth and love of the season be with all of you and your loved ones today and throughout the year.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas Tree is Finally Up...

This year I have been procrastinating about putting up our Christmas tree. I just haven't been able to get in the right frame of mind to enjoy this special holiday. As I was decorating I was able to get into the spirit a little. Each of the ornaments on this tree have either been given to my children or have been made by them.
I knitted each of these stockings for my kids when they were small. The pattern was in an old McCall's holiday magazine that I can no longer find. I did realize that I should make a runner for the mantle before next year.
This is the oldest ornament on the tree. It was given to my oldest boy for his first Christmas by his grandmother.
This is the newest ornament on the tree. My youngest son made it at school.

I made this tree skirt back in the mid '80's when I first started quilting. I never did finish it but I still used it each year since. I think it is time for a new one. Maybe I will get one done for next year.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Friday Nite Sew-In Results

Last night was the 2nd sew-in for December and I stayed awake for this one! I haven't made many things for Christmas this year so I worked on a UFO that I started in September 2008 for my youngest son's 18th birthday the following February. Two years later I am still working on the hand quilting and am a little over half way finished. It would be nice to finish it and cross it off my list of UFOs.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Friday Nite Sew-In Results

I fully intended to participate in the Sew-In last night but when I sat down to sew I promptly fell asleep. My youngest son has autism and has recently been staying awake all night again so I haven't had much sleep. Maybe next Friday.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Finally Some Sunshine!

We finally have some sunshine after three days when we have received 90+ cm. of snow in my little corner of the world.

I had three snow days from work so to occupy myself I decided to start a new quilt. I found a cute toddler quilt call I Spy A 4 Patch from Bonnie Hunter's Quiltville.

On the first day I cut all of the fabric and on day two I stitched the four patches together.

Then I was able to finish putting it altogether on the third day. The fabric I intend to use on the back has roads and cars printed on it. It reminds me of the car mats that my oldest son used to play with when he was little.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Friday Night Sew-In

Heidi from Handmade by Heidi and her friend Bobbi from Crafty Vegas Mom are hosting 2 Friday Nite Sew-Ins for December. The first one is on the 10th and the second is on the 17th. Hope to work on some of the Christmas sewing. I wonder if baking counts?