These are some of the Christmas presents I made for my girlfriends this year. Little wool mats, I hand sewed some with holly sprigs, snowmen and Christmas trees. Then finished them with rick-rack. They were fun to make.
This is the beginning of Kay's "Friendship Mitten" wall hanging. The boarders still have to be put on.
And this is Martha on the "wall of shame" with her not quite finished (or started) wool challenge piece. In all fairness to Martha she did not feel well this year.
For my piece I decided to use the wool to start on my lattice strips for my "family tree" quilt. The lattice strips will show the hobby's of the family. This is my childhood home with some of our favorite past times. My mom and I were sun-worshipers, and we love to read. Our family always had a big vegetable garden, went camping, fishing and picked mushrooms.
I covered the "grass" in all the pictures with pieces of wool as I already embroidered in all the birth, death and important dates, they should probably be kept off the big world wide blogger web.
This was my husband's grandmothers house (I haven't yet embroidered in the births, deaths etc). On this lattice I put in a ball of yarn and a crochet hook as grandmother loved to crochet and made everyone lots of wonderful gifts. A pickle vine circles around as they raised pickles on their farm.
A picture of the pin up close.
Have a beautiful New Years Eve, my husband and I will be home recouperating from Christmas! A quiet evening with good food, movie and a little stitching sounds perfect.
New Years Day I love to watch the Rose Parade and I want to start on this years resolution: sort and put our children's pictures into acid free albums!
See you next year!