Sunday, December 22, 2013

Merry Christmas






I found this picture on line.  I think it is beautiful and shows us what Christmas is really all about!













Merry Christmas from our home to yours. 























I think I need to make a tree skirt in 2014. 





Friday, December 20, 2013

Hat Hat Hat

I finally got our oldest grandson here to model a hat for me. I made this one yesterday. This one is made for his aunt so it is a little big for him.  I think the grandies will get lots of use out of their hats this winter.


Is he cute or what!?!




Monday, December 16, 2013

Still another hat!!!!!

We have our precious Reed over for a visit and to spend the night.  He loves his Angry Bird hat.
He is such a cutie!




another hat

I finished making hats for the boys. E was here today for a few minutes so I had him model for me so I could get a picture for my blog

He is so funny!





My favorite Christmas song!

I have read on several blogs that people are asking their readers to indicate their favorite Christmas song.  My favorite is "Walking in the woods with my Paran"
It is sung to the tune of Walking in a Winter Wonderland.
You can hear it here.  What is your favorite Christmas song?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOu7R_QJmGU

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Bear on a quilt!

My friend Jan has done it again.  She made this adorable quilt for her grandson.
Beautiful paper piecing.


Friday, December 13, 2013

Christmas program time

Our two older grandies were both in school Christmas performances.  They were so sweet and did a  great job.

On Thursday evening, Alden's kindergarten class sang some cute Christmas songs.























We brought Reed with us to see the show.  I love these precious boys.


Today, Reed's preschool class performed a little Christmas play and he was a reindeer.  Cutie pie!

My DH and I love being able to spend so much time with our grandsons.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

cute hat

I found this idea on this blog http://lovelaughquilt.blogspot.com/  She always has the best ideas and she does beautiful work.
These little hats are easy to make and you get the tutorial here..http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNMPT_brigA
  I have learned so much from the Crafty Gemini.  Her tutorials are great.

I made this little hat for my youngest grandbaby
Quick and easy to make.




Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Birds on a quilt...angry ones....

My grandson is obsessed with the game Angry Birds on my phone and Ipad.  He has lots of the toys.  I finally found some fabric and made this for him.

This is the front of the quilt.  It is about 48 inches square.

This is the back of the quilt.  I decided to use the left over half square triangles on the back.


Since we moved I no longer have my quilt frame in my sewing room. Not enough room in there so we put it in the garage.  Today my DH helped me get it set up and I quilted the Angry Birds quilt.  It was a little cold to be out in the garage but not really that bad.  


I plan to finish several quilts this winter. It really is not too cold out there.  Today it was in the low 50's


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

2 Christmas quilt tops

Several months ago I made a few blocks with some Christmas fabric I had.  I put them in a bin and found them a couple of days ago.   I decided it was time to use these blocks and finish putting together 2 quilt tops.

To make the blocks I sewed some strips from a jelly roll together then made them into half square triangles.  Sometimes I just pull out fabric pieces and precut strips and just start sewing.  The fabric usually leads me to what it wants to look like.

Here is what I came up with.

This one measures about 45 inches square.  I plan to add a couple of borders.



















This one is about 60 inches square.  I don't think I will add a border.