It’s been quite awhile since I last posted – almost 2 months! Thanksgiving and Christmas have come and gone and I’m just now getting around to posting.
I will start with some pictures first as I think
that’s what most want to see:
Christmas quilt #1. I had to show a close up of
the embroidered designs. I love these Snowmen. Each one has a ‘scene’ in his
‘belly’. I believe they are from Ace Points.
Christmas quilt #2/ These are the cutest Santas…
These designs are also from Ace Points.
These quilts went to my two great-nephews. The
first one is now 4 years old and had never received a baby quilt. The second
nephew was born in May and by the time I got the announcement, it was late July
and I had Sew Fest and my sister’s wedding, then on to Christmas sewing – so
instead of a baby quilt, they each got their Christmas quilts.
The red quilt is University of Alabama and is for
my step-daughter. The navy and orange quilt are for her husband and is Auburn.
The tops are done and I hope to get them quilted over the weekend and ready to
mail to them by the end of next week. I wanted to ‘showcase’ the team fabrics,
therefore the large squares. With his, I started with the smaller squares with
the white and orange ‘frames’ but it was too orange for my likes and did not
showcase the team fabric. If you look, the top and bottom is 4-patches with the
small squares. I did not have enough fabric left to cut the larger squares of
fabric. He’s a big guy and needed to have that length. Overall, it turned out
So the holidays…. Thanksgiving was a quiet
affair. My daughter-in-law usually does Thanksgiving but with her school
schedule and the lack of out-of-state family, I offered to do Thanksgiving. It
was a small affair with just the 5 of them and me. Hubby was off elk
Christmas was very nice and held at my son and
daughter-in-law’s. My preparations for Christmas was an entirely different
story. I don’t know if I was depressed or just not in the mood, but everything
I made was a chore. I didn’t decorate my home, did very little baking and “hum
bugged” my way through it all. When all was said and done, I thanked God for my
blessings of a wonderful family and was glad all the hoopla was over…
Now on to a new year. I have a few plans for the
year. Sew Fest is already scheduled to be held in McKinney, TX the first week
of August. My son gave me a white water rafting trip for Christmas. He and I
have always talked about going and so this will be that year! My sister and
new brother-in-law have informed us that they will spend Christmas 2016 with us
and that is something I will be looking forward to. On a sadder note, my
little dog of 14 years I expect to lose this year. She’s had multiple surgeries
for skin cancer and bladder stones. She’s had a stroke that has affected her
hearing and her sight is limited. She has now become incontinent and I need to
keep a diaper on her. I know she feels bad because she can’t control her
bladder and often has a puddle in front of her doggie door. It is sad to watch
her decline but I thank God I’ve had her as long as I have.
I hope you all had very nice holidays and that
your new year brings you much joy…