Sunday, December 13, 2009

Christmas Crafts 2009 and Blue Willow installed

I made this for my step mother, I am not sure if she looks at my blog but if she does.....Merry Christmas. I try to make her something every year. I got this kit from a friend in my guild. This is the site grabngokits. They are so fun to make. She gives you everything you need in the kit to work on it, anywhere. She even encloses a little pair of scissors.
I didn't pay attention to where the leaves would fall and realized that when I put the red petals on. I ended up doing this one on the machine but I am working on one by hand right now. I have enjoyed sitting by the fire and the Christmas tree working on it.
I finally put my quilt under the table and here is why. I was lecturing at the Hannah Dustin Quilt Guild in Hudson NH last week and brought this as part of my lecture (you can see more photos of it if you scroll down). I told them that it was to put under the glass of my dinning room table. One of the questions at the end of the lecture was "Have you put it under the glass yet?" and I had to admit that I hadn't. I guess I wasn't ready to commit that it was finished and that now one will spill something that seeps under the glass.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Chistmas Crafts 2009

The tree is finally decorated! It was up for a week undecorated. It was very nice actually. We live across the street from a Chistmas tree farm. We usually go over sometime around my birthday 12/3 I just turned 44. It was a beautiful day this year, 65 degrees and sunny:)

I love the tree with the lights off. We have a wonderful mix of old ornaments, hand made ornaments and pretty ones bought from the Mendon Country Gift Barn and places like it.

Below is a wreath Paige made in Kindergarten ~ she is so artistic, all of my kids are. I attribute that to putting a marker basket and paper on the island since they could hold a marker. I have encouraged play-dough, finger painting, shaving cream...all the messy stuff.

I made some fiber postcards for Christmas. I like to send them to family. We haven't taken a family shot yet. I must take one, even if it doesn't go out the public, I need to record this Christmas.

Here is a shot with the postcards on the Christmas tree I bought with some $ my step mother sent me for my birthday. I bought it at the MCGB.

I bought to display my bags for the Handmade Holiday event at the Franklin Mill. I will use it for my breakable ornaments in the dinning room.

Below on the left is a new bag design I am working on. The fabric is corduroy and I just love it~

I hope you are all enjoying your decorating and creating for the Holidays, if you blogged about it, leave me the link in the comments so I can check it out.