Thursday, December 24, 2009

On the Twelfth day of Christmas...

This is the last day of 12 very memorable days for us. We have thoroughly enjoyed the wonderful addition to this special time of the year; the celebration of the birth of our Savior. With each day a note came telling what each day means. We have learned that this Christmas song has a message that we were not aware of. We have been puzzled as to who has give us this wonderful gift. As we opened the 12 'drums' they each reviled gifts; socks, a tie for my husband, earrings, popcorn, Stephens mulled cider mix, chocolates, toffee, and the second to the last one we opened was a card tied with a ribbon. As we untied the card 'Mom and Dad' was written on the envelope. I have to admit we started to cry like babies! It just so happens that our own son and his beautiful wife have been driving 30 minutes, one way, to bring the '12 Days of Christmas' to us! We are ever grateful to them and their unselfish gift of time and talent. You kids are the best! These are handmade and hand decorated 'drums'.
This will be a year to be remembered. May you all enjoy a memorable and lovely Christmas and a very Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Monday, December 21, 2009

On the Seventh day of Christmas (sorry this is out of order)

These lovely cream puff swans are 'swimming' in a sea of chocolate! So yummy!

On the Ninth day of Christmas...

We are still in awe at the time and energy our secret friend has gone to. Every day we are filled with joy when we hear a knock or the doorbell ring. And there on our porch we find the most lovely gifts! They are well thought out and we do realize that they were not thrown together at the last minute. Thank you who ever you are for making this year very special to us!

On the Eighth day of Christmas...

What a treat, chocolate milk and eggnog!

On the Sixth day of Christmas...

These beautiful eggs are hand blown and glittered and placed in a wire basket!

On the Fifth day of Christmas

On the fourth day of Christmas...

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


I am making these cute little guys to teach at a sewing retreat in February. I saw the frames and patterns while back east this year and have had a lot of fun with them.
This is my first and favorite! It's only 3 and a half inches wide.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

12 days of Christmas

Some secret friend is surprising us each night! As you can see they have really put some thought into this special gift. Bless them! We are very touched and could just cry to think someone likes us this much.
On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me, a 'Partridge in a Pear Tree'. We sampled some pears before I thought to take a pic so they are not laying as cute as they were originally.
On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me, 'Two Turtle Doves'.
On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me, 'Three French Hens'.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Another Completed Quilt

Here is a quilt I finished binding last night. I love yellow and red. I noticed it matches my butter colored chair quite well.
I cut the squares 7.5x7.5, layed them out and sewed it together. It went together quickly. I decided to opt out on a border and I'm glad I did.
I had a piece of the beautiful floral left over and could't resist adding it to the back.

Glorious Autumn

These are a few pictures of the beautiful colors of autumn. I love this time of year!