Saturday, December 29, 2007

Singing in the New Year and Doll Quilt

These cute caroling dolls were a Christmas gift from my MIL. Aren't they so sweet, I love their red hats and sweaters. In the picture the expressions on their faces look a bit like more of a surprise than singing.

We had been away on Vancouver Island for Christmas and when I got home on boxing day, this wonderful goody package was waiting for me. This is the swap gift from Karen, we did a swap with the 2 of us. I love the wool jacket on the Santa, I will treasure this every year and it will bring back warm memories of our little swap. Along with Santa came other goodies as well. The snowmen wooden blocks, wool and fabric note book (I've already started using this little book to write down my quilting ideas) and she also sent a 12 block stitchery pattern and some chocolaty goodness. I've finished the Junior Mints and now starting on the Lindt Chocolates. Thank you so much Karen, I love everything and will enjoy bringing them out each Christmas. I can't wait to start on the stitcheries, they are only 4x6 so very doable to have 1 done each month.

A little doll quilt for a little girl's birthday, Jade turned 2 years old yesterday. She has a little pink wooden bed for her dollies so I thought making a doll quilt would keep them warm and the pinks are so sweet. The pink fabrics are scraps from another baby quilt I made earlier in the year. Nothing goes to waste.

I hope you are having the Happiest New Year ever. I look forward to 2008 and especially seeing and reading all about your next creative endeavors. I've enjoyed reading all your blogs and meeting new friends and I've learned so much from all of you. Wishing you all the best for the coming year.


Pam said...

You are right about the little caroling dolls - they are soooo cute!!

Happy New Year Wendy - all the best in 2008. I have enjoying visiting your blog this past year :))

Carole said...

Lovely goodies! Happy New Year Wendy! May 2008 bring you all that your heart desires or better! Keep well!

Kathie said...

What an adorable doll quilt!
great gift idea.
happy new year!

de vliegende koe said...

You received some wonderful gifts! The doll quilt is very cute! Happy New Year, it was great to meet you in blogland in 2007!

Darlene said...

The Caroling Dolls are adorable!

Look at all the wonderful goodies you received from Karen - sweets and treats! Love the stitchery pattern - you'll enjoy it through the year.

The doll quilt is adorable.

Guðrún said...

That little doll quilt is beautiful. I wish you and your family a very happy new year.

Libby said...

Wonderful gifts all around *s* A very Happy New Year to you, too!

Thimbleanna said...

Happy New Year Wendy! What a fun swap from Karen. Love your little doll quilt -- great colors!!!