Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Our Christmas holiday

When we left Michigan it was 11 degrees, the trees at the rest area were beautiful, they were full of a heavy frost, not snow but frost. I thought they were beautiful.

We new when we made it to Florida, I love the decorated palm trees.

I made these Christmas stockings last year for my grandkids, I designed the pattern to look like a whimsical jester stocking. I purchased embossed velvet and my girlfriend machine embroidered the cuffs with their names.
This is Christmas eve, the kids got to open up one package each, we bought them Spider man pj's, all in different styles for their ages. The little ones also got Spiderman slippers, regular slippers for big brother.
The twins loved the "spider web" under their arms.

The day after Christmas, the twins went to school and the guys went hiking, us girls had "quilt bee". This is Melissa's good friend Katie and Alka finishing up their projects.
Vicky is finishing up a wallhanging her mother started 15 years ago, (Vickys mom, Sandy was my good friend and a quilter. She passed away from breast cancer when Vicky was 14 and Vickys been finishing up all of her unfinished projects). I would show you a picture of my daughter quilting but she was asleep on the coach.
This is Katie's wallhanging, its the first quilting shes ever done. She did the embroidery and picked out her fabrics for the boarders then I pieced them and quilted it for her. She did the hand work on the binding.
Alka saw this little wool pumpkin penny rug that Joni made and designed one for herself. My engineer daughter-in-law loves quilting. She doesn't have a sewing machine or much free time so when we see eachother (They live in Puerto Rico and she travels alot for work to different Latin American countries). I try to keep her well supplied with new hand work projects.


1 comment:

Deb H said...

Sandy must be smiling from Heaven to see Vicky working on her projects.

I love Alke's penny wool piece, & Kate's piece is so whimsical. It looks like a fun time.

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