Friday, December 26, 2008
This table runner was given to a friend at church. If you click on the picture to make it bigger, you can see that the squares and border are snowman fabric. She had come to our quilt guild show in the fall and had admired the quilts so I thought she might like a quilty gift.
The three churn dash blocks in this runner were made from some leftover charm squares that I had after finishing my SIL's Christmas gift (see below...). I gave this runner to a long time friend in Sarnia--it matches the colours in her family room and now graces her coffee table. I like the way the green binding and red sashing really pop on the cream background.
This is my MIL's table topper. It was completed on Christmas morning. She can have this out for the winter as it has snowmen and snow flakes on it.
This table runner has been posted before. It was a gift for my SIL. I think it will look nice on her dining room table.
I love making gifts for people, especially when they are not expecting a gift from me at all.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
I am hoping for a snow day tomorrow...
Monday, December 15, 2008
I made several Christmas tree skirts from this pattern for my parents, my in-laws, my sister in law and for a friend for her wedding gift. Everyone is still using them every year at Christmas.I made this creche in 1987. I worked in a church at the time and part of my job was to tell the children's story each week. During Advent, the children opened a gift which contained part of the creche each week. On Christmas Eve, the baby Jesus was in the last parcel. When my daughter was little, she liked to act out the Christmas story with the figures. She played the part of the narrator. The three wise men are still not finished yet--they are sitting by my sewing machine in hopes of being finished this year so that they can join the other figures in the creche.
I purchased 3 panels to make this creche and kept one for myself. I gave the other two away to a friend and my sister in law for their small children to play with.
I purchased this Christmas decoration when we were on holidays in Philadelphia this past March.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Yeah!! I got it to work tonight! I'm not sure why I could not post the pictures the other night.
I would like to make some more postcards before Christmas--we'll just have to see if I have time. I have lots of other things to do in the next 3 weeks. The house and tree are not decorated, there are no lights outside, shopping is not done, no wrapping done and no Christmas cards done yet. I have big plans for this weekend....
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Here is a picture of the blue border I added to the Mystery quilt I am making. Each month, another border will be added. I wonder what the next one will be like??? For the pattern, go to Claudia's Quilts.
I also made some postcards tonight but I am having problems uploading the images. I will try again tomorrow.