Friday, November 13, 2009

Making Christmas Gifts

The gift making continues here in our home. Charlotte has created numerous dish cloths and has added dozens of rows to her Daddy's afghan.
I have been making more miniature wallhangings/table toppers. I just love little 9 patches made with 1" squares. They are so dang cute!!! Add some fence rails and 1/2 square triangles and you have the makings for a sweet little miniature. All I need to do is mark and baste it and it is ready for the hoop.I played around with a Christmas jelly roll.....Not at all thrilled with this little table topper. Zach had some fun with the strips....He wants me to stitch that creation up for him. LOL
My sweet friend Debi sent a package our way. She made Charlotte and Zach beautiful fall themed pillow cases. They are NICE!!! I want that pattern!She also enclosed a few things for me. A sweet pincushion, some notecards and a wallhanging kit. I am in love with the design and the fabrics are so me!!! Thank you so much Debi. You are such a blessing to me and my family...in more ways than one!!
Well I am smelling the oatmeal chocolate chip cookie bars I have in the oven. Better go check on them! Chicken Dressing Casserole for dinner tonight....one of our favorites around here. Click on the link to try the recipe! It takes a double batch for our family.

10 comments:

Crispy said...
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Crispy said...

So did you sew it up for Zach? I think it would be challenging LOL. Great gifties are being made and recieved at your house.

Crispy

Donetta said...

Charlotte is really doing so well at that.
Have a nice week end.

Dani said...

Good job, Charlotte! It can be so tedious working row after row on blankets. Keep up the good work!

Libby said...

Way to go Charlotte! I love your blog Bren! You are very inspiring! Have a great weekend!

clare's craftroom said...

What a great post , full of such lovely things , thankyou .

Debi said...

Great job by Charlotte. I am so glad the kids love their pillowcases.

Guðrún said...

Way to go Charlotte!!!

moreofhim said...

Your quilts are SO beautiful!! I love everything - even the Christmas table topper you aren't so crazy about. lol You are SO talented and have such a great sense of color.

That recipe looks so good - definitely something I'm going to try on my family this week. I like that it looks easy yet good.

I am actually quilting! YES - it's true! I have been hand quilting a Santa wall hanging I started several *ahem* years ago. Yes, years. lol Anyway, you inspired me and I've decided to get it finished. My stitches are not as beautiful as yours, but the more I do, the better it gets. I'm just doing my best and not beating myself up over those uneven stitches from the past. I'll post pictures soon. I can't do like you, though, and use a bare finger on the underside. I am a wimp - I admit it - and have a sticky thimble on that finger so I don't get poked. :)

Take care, my friend, and have a wonderful week!

God bless you - Julie

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