Monday, December 29, 2008
Saturday, December 27, 2008
I am a very beginning knitter. I LOVE knitted things and I like to read blogs with talented knitters . I'm in awe over their creations. I made the scarf above with just the simple knit stitch with very soft pink yarn.
I made a list of all the things I wanted to complete in 2009, but I can't find it at the moment. On the top of my list was putting the binding on this Turning Twenty Quilt which I finished a couple of months ago and didn't get the binding on until today. I didn't make it with anyone in mind, I just loved the colors! I am giving it away tonight to someone who just moved into a new home. I don't have any more quilts to bind so my finger is going to heal up. Maybe, in the new year I can learn to use a thimble! :)
Thursday, December 25, 2008
A pillow for my sister-in-law Frankie. I hope she likes it. The buttons are from my mom's button box. It is always so much fun to look through the buttons. They are all so different. There are only a couple that are duplicated.
This is my ornament for the contest at my parents house. My family will celebrate Christmas on Sunday. I can't wait! I will post all the entries later.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
One of my friends made this wonderful fleece blanket for me. Handmade gifts are best. Jana's son has the same birth date as me.
Connie, Kate and Cody came over to sing me Happy Birthday, and gave me this adorable rabbit and "Sister" plaque.
Tonight so far we've had a mixture of rain, sleet and lightning. On our way home from the restaurant, we stopped so I could take a picture of this lighted Christmas tree. I think the photo turned out pretty neat. It captures the kind of weather we're having.
Saturday, December 13, 2008
I grew up with an Advent calendar. My mom made it from felt and it hung on the wall by our dining room table. Each night when we ate dinner we would pin an ornament on the tree. I have such great memories of this tradition and was so excited when I found this Advent tree. The tree fits in the back of the back along with the tree stand. Each day there is a pull out drawer which has an ornament to put on the tree. Of course the 1st day had the red garland beads.
Another favorite of mine is our Nativity set. Conan and I purchased it a couple of years ago. I think it is beautiful!!
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Pictured below are holiday quilts on display this month at the Bernina Sewing Studio. The red and green colors really got me in the Christmas mood.