Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year!

That's me....playing catch up before the new year arrives......  I made this cute owl pincushion as a Christmas gift for my daughter.....she loves anything with owls. Aren't they just so adorable sitting together.

The snowman wallhanging is quilted and binding sewn. I'm keeping a few snowmen decorations out for Jan. The tree and all other decorations are put away for another how it went by so fast....again!

I wish you Health, Happiness and even more Creativity for 2013. 

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas

Wishing you a wonderful Christmas surrounded by family and friends.

Happy Holidays!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Christmas, Snow and Reno's

So much has happened this past week....a bit of a long post. I finished the bag for my Mom and mailed it before the snow storm. The bag is bigger than I expected, I should pay attention to the dimensions before deciding on a pattern. If it looks cute in the picture, I dive right in.

It snowed for two days straight, very unexpected. It caused a lot of problems with traffic.  With hills in my area, trucks and buses couldn't make it up, the roads were too slippery. I couldn't leave the house, I'm thinking we got at least 12", ask me how I know this....I shoveled the front walk a few times because DH was away on a business trip. 

Fonz had fun playing in the snow.

In the middle of a snow storm the contractor insisted he could still make it over to install doors. His half hour drive took 3 hours but he made it here. Before: This is the ugly back door off the kitchen.

And After: Isn't it pretty with the big open window, I'm am so thrilled with my new door. The kitchen is much brighter.....I really love how it looks. 

Before: This door is off the dinning room and goes out to a deck on the side of the house. Isn't it the ugliest door......yuck, I've always disliked this door since we bought the house.

And After: Oh so much more light and a pretty door. Oops I took a picture before the tape was removed from glass.  The new doors are solid wood. I agonized over picking the stain colour, and even paid someone to help me (what do I know about stain and doors) and in the end I wasted my money, I didn't like the colour she suggested....I'm so happy with my choice.

Boo is showing us he is in charge of the tree. He plays with the ornaments and climbs up the middle. The tree doesn't look as nice now, Boo has done some rearranging himself and he's definitely happy about it.

Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Tree Ornaments

A few of my favourite handmade tree ornaments as requested by my friend Linda....Thanks Linda for all your they are on the tree.  The redwork ornaments I stitched last year from this tag pattern I found for free here.

I sewed some homespun on the back and added a little stuffing, a small piece of homespun and rusty bell at the top. You can see it better on the picture below. 

Every year I make a couple new ornaments. 

These wool ornaments are from a few years ago. I love them.  

There are 2 more of these I didn't get a picture of. 

Isn't this guy funny, the beard is made of buttons. I didn't make him, I got him in a ornament exchange at the guild. I never did find out who the maker's one of my favourite as well.

Merry Christmas! 

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Mini Winter Quilt

Here is my version of Kim Diehl's Winter Quilt freebie. I did the applique with wool and cotton. You can find this free pattern here and the templates here

I finished the table runner for my SIL. I know this will be prefect on her table since I use the exact fabrics she bought to cover her dinning room chairs.

I made a couple hot pads to go with the runner.

Happy Quilting. 

Friday, December 7, 2012

Wish Quilt

A quick post of my Wish Quilt progress. Santa is ready with his bag full of toys.  I'm not ready, I still have a few gifts to finish up. The tablerunner for my SIL is done, need to get a picture soon. I've also finished the free Kim Diehl snowman wallhanging, the pattern is here and the templates here. Gotta take a picture of that one too.

I've started on the next block, look at the quilts in the basket and on the chair. She is busy putting the last stitches on the stocking.  This is a free pattern, hop over to Red Brolly and check it out. She has other free patterns. I love them all.

Two stockings are completed for the kids at the Transition House.  Our group donated about 30 of these last year, I hope the stockings will put a smile on a childs face this Christmas.

Happy Stitching.