Monday, December 24, 2012

Feeling good!

 We had Christmas a little early here since Nicky and her family were heading out to the in-laws for a few days.  Little Man Gavin decided he liked his new play seat but chewing on his fingers was first priority.
 Little Lady Ellie loves her new Doc McStuffins doll.  She watches it on TV every day and was quite delighted to have the doll for her very own.
 Finished this quilt top.  You know how when you take a picture of a quilt you can see what you can't see when you are sewing it together???  Well...look at all the yellow congregated together.  How does that happen?  Oh well.  I love it and so will the nice young man who will receive it.
I don't know about you but when I'm working on a quilt sometimes I look at it and think it won't turn out at all.  This is the start of a Twister quilt in batik fabrics.  I don't like it!  However, I started cutting and sewing and now I love it.  Will probably work on it some more tomorrow and then will show you how great it looks now.  I do like seeing the transformation from boring blocks to spectacular quilt.

Happy Quilting and Merry Christmas!               Lynda

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Christmas is coming!

 I absolutely love having grandchildren living in our home!  Gavin is constantly moving so getting a picture of him that isn't blurry is pretty difficult.  He is a happy little boy and loves smiling for his Grandpa.
 Our Christmas tradition of decorating gingerbread cookies was especially fun this year with Ellie.  I think her favorite part may have been licking off the frosting.
 I completed putting all the scrap blocks together and now just have to add the gold/yellow border and then a black border and it will be ready for the quilter.
 Over the last few months I've been collecting blues, oranges and grays for a quilt.  Love these colors together.
Purchased a couple of Layer Cakes in batik fabrics.  I plan on making a large sized Twister quilt with small sized twisters for the border.  The light and dark batiks will be the borders.

My little family will be spending a few days of Christmas with Patrick's family so my husband and I will be facing a pretty quiet Christmas.  I plan on working on some quilting and he plans on watching a few ballgames.  Now that I'm actually ready for Christmas I can enjoy the rest of the season instead of bah humbugging around the place.

Merry Christmas to everyone!    And Happy Quilting!                    Lynda