Tuesday, December 29, 2009
We are lucky...we have loads of family and we all live fairly close to each other...each year we alternate between my parents and my husband's parents for Christmas Day. This year we drove down to my folks place Christmas Eve and this is what greeted us for Christmas I!
Saturday afternoon was Christmas II. We got up early to drive 3 1/2 hours to my in-laws home (which is just 20 minutes from our house) and this is the lovely tree and stocking lollapalooza that greeted us! Awesome!!
Then Sunday morning we had our family Christmas....Christmas III....Hubby, Daughter, Son and I ripping and tearing. Can you believe the only picture I got of our tree with presents was this one at night?!!
But I think my favorite part of our three Christmas celebrations was watching our kids pick 10 albums each from my album collection! I know they are hoping to do that again on their birthdays in April.
Friday, December 25, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
It is dark now....I think I am going to be scared to look outside tomorrow morning....I'm hoping to be greeted by the sun!!
I know lots of kids are going to be adding sleds to their wish list....I just want snowboots that keep me warm!;)
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Here is a basket full of fun and yes, I sure did have fun making them...this is the 8 of 12 small quilts I have been working on. I'm not even going to worry about getting the other 4 done in time for the Christkindlmarket on Saturday. I really want to try to free motion quilt on those and I have to prepare myself for that since I'm still kinda unsure of it all.
Here are 8 tablerunners/toppers I finished yesterday. I really like making these because I can have fun making any kind of block I want and sew a few together, machine quilt, hand bind and it's done and they really come out nice and they are quick. Five of them are Christmas/winter, two of them are leftover wonky blocks and one is a wonky star....love the wonk!!:)
Monday, December 7, 2009
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
That thing cut like butter! All you do is figure out what size circle you want and divide by two! The yellow arm has a ruler on it so you just loosen the screw and slide the pointy end of the cutter to what will be the center of your circle and tighten. Slide up the blade guard, grab the handle on the top and swing it around on the fabric and you have a PERFECT circle...and hole in your fabric!!:) Fabulous!! I'll be using these circles as appliques on my quilt....after Christmas!:)
Thursday, December 3, 2009
These Holy Family sets are bound for the ChristkindlMarket that my dear daughter has organized for the German Bistro where she works....it is coming up on the 12th. My DH cut the blocks out for me...thanks sweetie!:) I found this design in one of my Pop's wood magazines a million years ago so I don't have any clue who to credit!
I promise I'll post some pictures of the quilts when I get them bound, washed and dried in all their crinkly glory. Now I need to tag everything and everyone knows that deciding what to charge for each item is no fun....you know there is no way you can be properly compensated for labor and material but I am not looking for a profit, just trying to help out DD with her market and earn a little more cash for my stash!!:)