Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas Rush

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. Ours was very busy with family and friends. We had our Christmas Eve celebration with my husbands side of the family, and then stopped to visit with the family of the woman who babysat our daughter for many years. Mary is getting up in years now, but she is still as sharp as a tack. We had to cut our visit short with her. I still had a turkey in the kitchen sink thawing so we needed to get home.

I was up til 3 am putting the finishing touches on a quilt I made for my mom. Nothing like waiting til the last minute. I shared a sneak peak of it a couple posts ago, but now I can show you the finished product.

There were a few teary eyes around the tree this year when I presented the quilt to my mom. One of the girls was especially touched to be add to the quilt, she is the significant other of one of my nephew's. I included her and her children, after all they are my nephew's "family". Such sweet memories made today.

So many people here today, we almost had to sit on top of each other...amazing how there always seems to be enough room for everyone.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

New Quilt For Christmas

I finally finished my Christmas quilt. I try to make one new quilt for Christmas each year. So although I have no turkey for Christmas dinner, my house is a total mess, and I still have to finish a quilt for my mom for Christmas, I'm pleased as punch to have this one hanging in our family room! Oh well, it always works out.

This is a picture of three of my favorite people. Looks like Carynn is totally fascinated with Sara's long hair! Maybe she will be a hairdresser when she grows up!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Binding, Binding, Binding

I love to do binding. It's one of my favorite things to do! In the last three days, I have sewn binding on five quilts. I have hand stitched three of them. The last two I gave back to my friend so she could finish them for Christmas. You see, none of them belong to me!

I'll post a picture of my tree quilt tomorrow. I haven't sewn the binding on it yet, but hope to get that finished tomorrow.

Hope you are all getting your Christmas presents "wrapped" up!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Quietly Plugging Away

Almost a month since my last post. Where does the time go? I've been busy trying to get my Christmas gifts finished. Not sure that is going so well, but I'm still trying.
I have a quilt that I'm making for my mom this year. It's very whimsical. It involves getting all the handprints of all her grandchildren and great grandchildren. I should have the last four the beginning of this week, then it's full steam ahead. I have 8 blocks finished, just four more to do. Here's a sneak peek:

When I went on our local Shop Hop, I found a wonderful book "Tis The Season" by Jeanne Large and Shelley Wicks. There are at least four projects in this book that I want to make. I have one almost finished. I just need to do the last border and add all the applique (fusible for me). This project is called To All a Good Night. So very very cute. I think I'll go back to making a list. I accomplished so much more with that in hand.

On a happy note, my daughter will be home Tuesday. Only two more finals next week, and she can take a break!