We had both sets of grandparents over to the house for Christmas this year. It was nice to have us all together and be able to celebrate the special day together. The kids really enjoyed having all their grandparents here and I enjoyed only cooking for one meal instead of three.
Both the boys did really well considering how long and exciting of a day it was and then each took about 10 toys into bed with them since they couldn't bare to part with them all. I just love Christmas with kids! They are so much fun and see so much magic in it.
New Years was a quiet day around here. We sat around in our pajamas and ate the rest of the cookies and pies and then, just to balance it out with some veggies, had mashed potatoes for dinner. It was a super relaxing and low-key day. Much needed and very appreciated.
Wednesday was my first day back at my sewing machine. I've been working on a nice warm flannel quilt for my husband. He gets cold all alone in Alaska. I hope to get the binding on this weekend and get that sent up to him next week. I will post some pictures of that quilt later since he doesn't know what it looks like and he reads my blog. ;)
And as promised, here are some pics of the quilt I made my mom for Christmas. I really love this quilt. I used close to 300 different prints on the front (280 I believe it was) and I'm really pleased with how it turned out. She loves it!
I've also been working on finishing some Christmas placemats for our next Christmas together.
|Another pieced back.|
A few months ago I was bitten by the knitting bug. It's bad. I haven't recovered from it. I'm not sure if I ever will. I've made the boys a few hats each and my dad got one for Christmas.
|Odin in his favorite hat.|
Several scarves for gifts and a few things for myself. I am currently working on a sweater for myself. That will take a little while to complete. I may post some pics as I progress with it. We'll see.
And since it's the time of year to reflect on what we did in 2011 and what we'd like to do in 2012, here's a preview of a few quilts & things finished in 2011 and never blogged about.
|Table Runner for a friend of mine.|
|This was my first Quilt sale of 2011. Super sweet baby quilt.|
|Nine-patch variation for a little girl.|
|Frosted Memories Coin Quilt|
|Paradise in Eden|
|This was a gift for a friend's little girl.|
|Eden's pieced back.|
|My snowman quilt! I have better pics somewhere which will be added later.|
|Adoring table runner - gift for my grandparents|
|12 Days of Christmas table runner - gift for my aunt|
|Central Park baby quilt - gift for a dear friend's new little girl|
|I adore this fabric!|
|Sunkissed Pinwheels - gift for another friends new little girl|
|My favorite mug rug. This sold within a few hours of being listed. I'll have to make more this year.|
|Fandango Tango lap size quilt. This one will end up listed for sale soon.|