Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The new woodburning cookstove

I decorated the new mantel for Christmas. The kids say I should leave the lights and garland up...maybe.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Quilting & Crafts

I've been busy this month. My neighbor made a painted rock Nativity for me which is gorgeous.

In return, I made her a tablerunner and coasters to match her kitchen/dining room.

Becky's Tablerunner and Coasters.

I also made quilts for my sister's twin grandsons. The twins have a 7 year old sister who helped make the quilt by drawing the pictures. My sister then embroidered the pictures onto squares of fabric. I pieced the squares to a flannel fabric and back. The babies should be snug and warm this winter.

Tristan's Quilt

Sam's Quilt

And since the sewing machine was out, I made my daughter a new terrycloth pillow case and repaired my Mom's antique tatted reticule that Becky and I bought for her birthday.

I sense more sewing in my future - there are still quilts to make and careful repairs needing made on some antique textiles I acquired from various places.

December 12, 2009

Hubby's mother, Alma Theresa, passed away quietly in her sleep in the early morning of December 12, 2009. She will be missed by our entire family.