Thursday, December 22, 2011

An Early Celebration

We celebrated Christmas last weekend with the grandkids.
What a blessing to have a houseful of laughter!
(Even if the Packers lost)

When I look at my grown sons and their beautiful families
 I realize how fast the years go by.  

My granddaughter LOVED her quilt and flannel pillow cases.
Now if she would just catch the "quilt bug".....

I know what your thinking.....
Oh yeah, one like no other......

Bet you can't eat just one handful!

Found this recipe from a "linky party" over at A Blessed Life.
It's going to be a new holiday staple!

Have a safe and loving Christmas.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Merry Christmas!

It's beginning to look and smell like Christmas around our house......
Twinkle lights, carols, and baking my family favorites.

(click on the recipes to print)


Cranberry-White Chocolate Chip Cookies
And  .....

On top of all that decorating and baking I managed to get
 a little sewing time in.

My first attempt at a 2 fabric/color binding.
On the printed side of my flannel I attached a solid pink
and on the solid pink side it is printed.
Did that make sense?
I used these instructions but cut my binding strips 1/4" larger
to allow for the bulky flannel. 
It definitely takes a bit longer to prepare the binding
 but I love the effect on the quilt.
This is actually two pieces of flannel quilted and bound for a
Christmas present.
I can't wait to use this technique again.....
give it a try.

Here's a wool and cotton customer quilt I finished this week.

The pattern is "Merry Christmas"
by Kathy Campbell of
Heart 2 Heart

Look at all the details!


APPLE BUTTER HOUSE "Country Christmas"
was fabulous this year.
Caroline has such creative ideas.
It was magical.
Check it out....

Hope this finds you healthy and happy.
And not toooo stressed this holiday season.