Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!!!

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you all got to spend some wonderful time with loved ones. We did! :)

I finished all my gifts on time this year. :)  I even made a couple more last minute gifts. I made a couple scarves for my friend's daughters in Germany. I added some embroidery and backed it with some warm fuzzy fleece.
They will definitely come in handy.

I made one for Taylor too and she loves it. 

 Here she is modeling hers. 

Now, I want one for me.  Must add that to my long list of stuff to make....

Happy Holidays,

Monday, December 12, 2011

My Kids

I have 2 of them and they are a handful....
 but they're suppose to be, right?!?


She is a very sassy 6 year old.

Michael (Mikey)

A very affectionate 3.5 year old.

So lucky to be blessed with them.  Where's my hubby?  Another post on him later.  He's been doing some really cool stuff with work lately so that's worthy of a post all its own.


Friday, December 9, 2011

Some Holiday Decorating

I always make plans to make stuff for my home for the holidays.  It never works out.  But now, I am no longer a HOLIDAY SLACKER. 

I finished a few things for the Holidays! 
I'm proud to say that my christmas tree is no longer naked

I came up with the pattern on my own.  It's based on my Spiderweb block.  Just tweaked a bit.... 

I hand quilted it and here's a closeup!  :)

Much Better, huh?!?!

Wait!  There's more!
I'm also happy to say that I also made an Advent Calendar for my kids! 

The pattern is based on Oh Fransson's Tutorial, but just tweaked a bit (again). 

I did 25 pockets instead of 24.

I embroidered the numbers and I hand quilted it (again!)  :) 

Amanda's beautiful calendar was the 'kick in the pants' that I needed to finish this.  Thanks, Amanda!  :)

Taylor really loves it.  She said, "Mama, I love your new calendar.  It's so beautiful." 
What can I say.... the kid has good taste.

Gotta go.  More holidays gifts to sew...