Hi everyone, glad you could visit me.

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Merry Christmas everyone.

Well Merry Christmas everyone. Just a couple of more sleeps. I am ready.

 Just finished the last of my gifts except putting the grommets in my mother's shower curtain. I can't get them to work so I guess I will have to visit my friend tomorrow and see if two brains are better than one. Other than that I am done. I even got a Birthday gift done. I hope I can do better next year, It seems every year I am still making gifts until the last minute. Maybe I work better under pressure. The gifts are all wrapped. One more batch of cookies to bake which are in the fridge and then pies tomorrow. I cook my dinner on Christmas Eve for my family.

 These are what I was working on this afternoon.

I have made eleven sets of these cute towel sets for gifts. These are a fun gift to make that work up really quick. I am not sure who had these posted but thanks. I had fun making them. 

My two grand children Sara and James playing at their concert at the Capital Theatre. James doesn't take lessons with this teacher but plays with them on their jam night so Sara's teacher which is standing centre with the violin said he could go on and play one song, The Tennessee Waltz. Sara is the little one with the long dress. She is doing so well with her violin. She loves it and we are very proud of them.

Sara with her teacher.

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

I finished the Christmas tree skirt today and delivered it. It looks great under my mother n laws tree. She said she has never owned a Christmas tree skirt before.

I thought it was going to be too big but it fits nicely.

Her two great grandchildren that moved home from out west. They moved into their home the weekend that Erna lost her home. They now live a half mile up the road from her. Her grand daughter Rebecca and her five children. They are all so cute. This is Paxton and Tommy.

This white cupboard was saved from her home. With a little touch of paint it makes a nice china cabinet. She now has a lovely home that I hope she will enjoy for many years. She deserves it. It has been quite a year for her. 

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Star Weave Tree Skirt....

This is what I spent the day working on. I wanted to make this for my mother n law  as a house warming gift but I am afraid it might be a little to big. It is 64 " square. I am not sure how big a tree she bought but if it is small this might be over powering. I might have to try another one and I know someone that does have a large tree. We will see.

It was a free pattern from Craftsy. It is called Star Weave Tree Skirt. Not an easy project. I would not recommend it for a beginner. It is for someone who doesn't mind tearing things out. I used the 1/4" seam but the blocks that was suppose to be 8 1/2" was closer to 8 1/4". So therefore it threw the whole pattern out. After a long day there was only one spot that I couldn't get right and that is where I am going to cut the seam for the opening. Now hopefully on Friday I will machine quilt it and put it together.

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Another wet day and looks like it is going to stay wet. I am glad it wasn't all snow or we would be hibernating for the winter.
The only advantage is I am getting some Christmas presents done. I have completed three today. One I won't post as I am not sure if she reads my blog. I have Lauren's quilt done.
I woke up at six and decided to go down and put the binding on. It is all done Yea. I didn't take another picture as this shows it the best.

I can't believe I got it all done and she never saw it. I hope she likes it. 
I needed a exchange gift so went down this afternoon and made this runner.

The picture doesn't do it justice. The lighting is terrible today. The lights have been on all day. I picked these panels up this summer with the matching material. Loved how it turned out. Was made up in about an hour. Nice to have a fast project for a change.
 Now I am going to cut out a tree skirt for my mother n law. She will be moving into her new house this weekend. She lost her house a little over three months ago. They started building two and half months ago. I can't believe her family built it that quick. It is a beautiful house. She should really enjoy it.