Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Been gone so long.......

Hope you all had a good Christmas. Ours was wonderful. A couple of our children and their families came for a few days (making 1 cute little granddaughter and 1 very active grandpuppy). Having family around sure makes Christmas more fun. I think I love having Christmas on a Sunday so that we can attend our Church meeting and then come home to open gifts. Here is one of our little Ellie enjoying the bag just as much as the gift that came inside.

Ellie helped us make pies using her very own rolling pin and dough.
I saw this simple felt Christmas tree on pinterest and knew I had to make one also. A very simple triangle tree with magnets to hold it to the fridge. The ornaments were just circles cut from felt I had on hand. It was a big hit with Ellie. She spent a lot of time redecorating the tree each day.
I've also started a Rikrakasaurus quilt for my niece who is having her 3rd son in January. I found the pattern in a Quiltmaker May/June 1997 magazine and have always wanted to make it. I'm now looking for some dinosaur fabric to use for the outside border and maybe some wild striped inner border and sashing.

Looking forward to 2012!

Happy Quilting! Lynda


Oops-Lah said...

So glad to hear you had a lovely Christmas with family. Love your Christmas tree on the fridge idea, so the little ones can decorate and redecorate to their hearts content. And your dinosaur blocks look fantastic. Did you do it by paper piecing? Or maybe that's not possible as there are curved seams. In any case, it's going to be a fantastic quilt. Happy New Year, Lynda!

Nicky and Patrick said...

So much fun! I miss you already! I also really like the quilt. Very cute!

Cheryll said...

The Xmas tree on your fridge is a great idea. Must remember that one!
HaPPy NeW YeaR :)

Nina Lise Moen said...

Long time no see, Lynda, but it sounds like you have been busy! I agree, having family around for Christmas makes a lot of difference. It can be a little exhausting though, but I wouldn't swap these days with anyone.
I too love the rickrackosaurus quilt.-)
Enjoy the rest of 2011!

Brenda said...

You are so clever and energetic! Love the felt tree and the rick rack quilt!

Brita said...

Rickracksaurus? How cute is that! And I love the tree of the fridge -- clever girl. Happy New Year!