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Wednesday, December 15, 2010


As we all know, December tends to be the busiest month of them all, especially so for us women! What with the regular cooking, cleaning and shopping, then add purchasing or making gifts, baking, decorating and just plain ole making everything merry for the family. Well that has left little time for anything else but I thought I would share some of my favorite moments of the month so far! (almost none of them quilting moments!)

Bambi, our very old, very cranky cat under the tree. She decided to help decorate....

Even Stuart started to show some holiday spirit! (Wendi don't you DARE tell him I put this picture on here, he will KILL me! LOL)Baby Aidan, my newest daycare child

Rachel helping me cut circles on my GO, she is so funny any time I pull it out to use, she wants to turn the handle!
And this is what the circles were for!

I have been planning this in my head for a while now, Stuart thought it was a great idea, of course it is not finished yet, I still needed to add the border and it still needs quilted, then the ornaments hang around the tree on the border and the kids then put them on the tree, there is a pocket on the back of each ornament for little candies to go into. I can't wait to get it on the frame.
Katina showing me her quilt that she finished. I think she did a lovely job!
A close up of the center.
SNOW, I hate SNOW!!! and we have had a ton! OK so I like it the very first day, then it can go away!
I thought this was pretty!
Oh my favorite part of the month, Torrie won 2nd place for her schools refection's competition, the theme this year was "Together We Can..." by placing second she advanced to the regional judging, well she placed 1st in her school district!!! Now she is on to state! I am so proud of her, her photograph was very well done technically and her subject, "Together we can mend a broken heart" fit into the theme very well. (picture was of one set of hands holding a fabric heart while another set used needle and thread to stitch it back together!) I was thrilled when she took up photography, it was after all what I went to college for, and she managed to fit sewing in there too, yep the nut didn't fall far from the tree with that one! Anyhow I am so proud of her, even if she does not progress any farther she has still done a wonderful job! (oh and that is her best friend Julia next to her, she won 1st.)

My last and almost most favorite moment, Torrie has been getting letters from various colleges for the last 8 months, some days it is rather annoying that all the mail is hers! Scoochy decided that she does NOT get to go to Chicago University. He took this letter and ran! Sorry Chicago the dog has spoken!

Thank you for stopping by, I hope each and every one of you has a Happy Holiday and a Very Merry Christmas. Take a moment to kiss a loved one, hug a friend, and help someone who may need a helping hand this season. Bless each and every one of you.

Finished just in time for Christmas!

And not a moment to soon! I started to wonder for a bit if I would ever get these out in the mail. So with out further ado Alindsey's quilt, finished!

A close up of the quilting, love this design.

And the minkee backing, it made for the softest quilt. I vow for next year all children's quilts will be made with minkee backings!
And this is Karen's quilt, I am happy with how it turned out, although purple and yellow will never be my favorite combination I still think it is pretty.
Both of these were queen size.
I did not have enough of the purple for the entire back so she got yellow and purple there too!
And a close up of the quilting, again this is a super cute and easy Panto.

Thanks for looking!