Thursday, December 22, 2011

Merry Christmas

We've had some major illness at our house this past week so some of my Christmas sewing, decorating and baking had to given up but everyone's on the mend and the really important sewing, decorating and baking did get finished. So I guess I'm ready (or mostly).
For all my gardening friends, last week I was at Sam's Club and bought this hydrangea, I was fascinated by the petals, they are icy white, very thick and textured.

Absolutely beautiful. The tag said it was a perennial but I don't know if it would survive a Michigan winter, does anyone have any idea how I should take care of this after the blooms die off?

With all the sickness I missed one of my favorite Christmas parties, my quilt bee party! My quilt friends give the best presents and are the best cooks! Kay delivered my gifts later and I photographed a few of the handmade ones.
Mary made this pincushion with left over scraps from her tree skirt she made this year. Her tree was beautiful with ornaments to match the tree skirt, I was going to photograph it at the party but that's how it goes.

Judy hand stitched this wonderful wool pin cushion. I photographed both cushions tucked in my tree, there so pretty I think a whole tree of hand-made pin cushions would be beautiful. Being quilters we can never have too many. Judy also sent homemade fudge, peanut brittle and white chocolate peppermint candy, how nice was that?

Deb C. bought us all these cute embroidery scissors. Their just too wonderful to look at.

I wish you all a Blessed Christmas.

1 comment:

Deb H said...

I hope they are feeling better !

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