I have been furiously sewing this week to finish off some Christmas gifts in time for the big day. Just a little bit more to do! My cousin and her husband came for lunch on Friday. We do not get to see each other very often but often talk on the phone about our mutual genealogy project--shaking the family tree on our mothers' side of the family to see what we can find out. The majority of our family members are Scottish with some Irish as well. I made my cousin a wide open zippered pouch with some fabric I bought in Scotland at a small quilt store in Inverness in 2019. I picked up a few Scottish themed fat quarters in that shop.
My grandmother died in 1985. I remember her always having a knitting or other project on the go. She made us mittens when I was growing up. I still have a few pairs that she made! One year, she made herself and her four daughters (including my mother) each a NOEL decoration. When my mother died, I received her NOEL which I hang up every year in memory of my grandmother. Each letter is stitched on plastic canvas.