Merry Christmas everyone. We have had a wonderful morning. I thought I would put up a post real quick with some pictures from our morning. Andrew is fast asleep. He woke up around 2:30am not feeling well and never really went back to sleep. He had a little bit of a fever. Needless to say mom and dad didn’t get much sleep either. We are so blessed and received so much. The kids had a great time making a huge mess in the den. It is so much fun to watch them open their gifts and see what kind of expressions will come across their faces.
These picture were taken last night before the kids went to bed. We gave them two gifts to open. They each got new pj’s and their ornament.
These were taken on Sunday afternoon when Greg, Mary, and Emily came over to exchange Christmas gifts and have dinner.
I mailed off this beauty this morning to North Carolina. It is twin sized. I quilted in the sashing using a stencil. It is the first stencil I have ever used. I used a white pencil to mark on the black material. It turned out pretty good. It didn’t take as long as I thought it would. So I will definitely try it again. I have one more t-shirt quilt to finish up this week and get in the mail by Wednesday. I will be up late this week. I am a glutton for punishment. At least I am getting paid to make them.
I also made a Christmas wall hanging over the last couple of weeks. It turned out so cute. I didn’t want to mail it off to my partner. My Quilting Buddies had a swap using this pattern. Three of us signed up to swap. I would love to make more of them for gifts. If only there were 28 hours in a day.
I was playing around with some pellon and made these Christmas ornaments. All the fabric is from my scrap bin. It was nice to use up some small pieces. The third ornament is the edges I cut off to make the modern Christmas tree ornament. I stitched them together and thought they looked like a bell. Why waste it right? I stitched a zig zag stitch so that it would look like garland to give it a little more interest.
These Christmas ornaments I made for a swap on My Quilting Buddies. I added the glitter to the fabric.
I clipped the edges of this one like a rag quilt. Gave it a handmade look.
This is what I have been up too for the past few weeks. The reason why I haven’t been on the computer or posting. This time of year is so hectic. Last night I finally was able to get the ornaments on the trees. We put the trees up a week ago. Just haven’t had time to decorate them. We have one in the den where we open our presents. We put one in the living room in front of the window. It looks so pretty from the road. We got that tree at a yard sale very cheap. It was from the 70’s. It is all plastic. No fake needles falling on the floor like our other tree. LOL. I decorated it with all handmade ornaments. I will have to take a picture. They are so pretty.
Last week I mailed this crib sized memory quilt off to a customer in California. She sent me some squares of her son’s baby clothes. I free motion quilted the quilt with a medium meander stitch. I love it. It made me want to make some for my kids. Right now I am working on two twin sized t-shirt quilts for customers. I will be having some late nights. I am a very busy girl.