Don't let the difficulties of the present moments overshadow the reality of God's promises. God's promises still stand. And God's promises are stronger than our failures.

Monday, December 28, 2009

I Did A Little Sewing

I looked back at my December goals so I could see if I actually met any of them and ..... I forgot to make any! I changed it today to just read "get ready for Christmas" because I think that's all I did. :)

I've already shown you this Puppy Dog Tails quilt but I love it so you get to see it again because I made it in December.

Don't you just love this little Christmas mouse? I made this in December too. The redwork pattern came from Joypatch. It's a free pattern you'll find on her left sidebar. She does such cute things!

I might have shown you this before too. What is it about memory after you turn 60? And yes, I know that was a couple or three years ago, but still, I can't remember what I've said or not said lately, or who I said it to! (or didn't say it to?) Anyway this was such a cute panel that I just had to make a wallhanging out of it. I sashed it and appliqued a bird up at the top and sent it to a blog friend.

Don't you just love these three mini messenger bags? The initials are my three youngest granddaughters and the purses were Christmas presents for them. Can't you just see three little girls parading around Christmas Day with their purses on their hips? I put a few goodies inside and they were thrilled. The flowers go with the initials; a lily, strawberries, and apple blossoms.

I have some wonderful friends in a small quilt group. I embroidered these tea towels for them...and one for me.

We went to a Christmas open house that friends were hosting in a nearby town. They built a new home and we hadn't seen it before so we took a bottle of wine as a housewarming gift. I made this cute wine cozy to put it in.

There are five of us who ride to quilt guild together and we decided to do a block exchange as our Christmas presents to each other. I made one for each of them, and one for me. Hmmm, I think I just said that before!

This pillow I made for my grandson and it was a real hit. The night they were here to open presents he was running and tripped going into my sunroom. He tore his big toe nail almost off! It bled and bled and he cried and cried and if it had been me I'd have been way worse than crying! I know that hurt so bad. :( He sat in the recliner with his foot elevated and we put ice on it and he laid his head on his new pillow.

And here's my Skinny Snowman. He's very tall, and I've been kidding that he's not all that skinny but really he is. Look at that waistline - I should be so lucky!

I also made a journal cover for my oldest granddaughter but forgot to take a picture before I gave it to her! And I embroidered his name on towels and washcloths for my grandson who will be going away to college next year. And made a couple of lavender sachet bags. I think there might be more but my head is spinning from all the Christmas excitement just past!
And of course as I type this I know that blogger might not get the right captions by the right pictures but that's ok, you can figure it out.
My next goal is to get my January goals on the sidebar before the end of the month!


Lea and her Mustangs said...

I loved your blog. Sometimes I say the same things three days in a row and then when I read it back I think Oh my goodness, how could I have done that. My brain takes little vacations. LOL. Glad you had a good holiday.

Joy said...

Oh I LOVE how you've used the mousey stitchery pattern!!! All your projects are just fabulous, boy you've been busy!!!
Joy :o)

Marie Rayner said...

Love, LOVE all your December projects Marlene! I don't know how you get it all done!

Cornfield Quilter said...

Wow! I just wish I could get half as much done as your did. Love everything!

Angie said...

You did all those things??? For the month of December??? Heavens to Betsy, they would take me years! If I only could get the hang of how to thread up a sewing machine or even a little old needle.............

I can't though so feasting my eyes on your things is a real treat for me.

Love Bears All Things said...

Wow, you were busy in December. When did you find time to do all of this and the Christmas things too? I wonder if you had a pattern for the journal cover or just made it up?
Did you do the embroidery on the machine?
I love your applique. You do such a great job. And of course I love the panel with the birdhouse and Cardinals. I bought a panel on sale in December. I need to do a photo of it.
Mama Bear

Needled Mom said...

I would say that you had a very productive December. I am sure that the children loved all of their gifts.

Poor Blake! Ouch! That must have really hurt. said...

Okay it is not good to have an overachiever friend. You do such beautiful work and soooo much of it. May you meet all your goals this year and inspire the rest of us.