Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Some finishes for December

Hello everyone and happy holidays. Yes, my posts have been very sporadic this year and I apologize. We have had so many changes at home, it is hard to even think about blogging.  We have had a lot of power outages at the house due to weather, wind or whatever excuse the Electric people can think of. I've had to reset my computer, clocks and everything else so many times, I've just about quit doing it.  Yes, I have a lot of excuses for not blogging but  I still plan on it so please bear with me if you will.  I have been busy elsewhere and I have a lot of finishes to show you...

So, I'll try to catch up some now and a little later too.
I did finish binding my little quilt I showed you in my last post and it is so cute.  Here's the finished product.
 
I quilted this little quilt next. This is just a small wallhanging. I got the pattern out of an older but precious book from Little Quilts.   I love these books as they have so many quick and easy projects to do that give you satisfaction quickly....

 
Next on my list is a quilt I made all from scraps from another quilt. This pattern was called Le Jardin and it was very simple to do too. 

 

This one is a Yellow Brick Road quilt I made for my youngest grandson.  This one has animals on it and will fit his twin bed. I should have taken a picture of the back of the quilt but you would not have been able to see anything else after that as it would have put your eyes out...It is bright yellow animal print but I think he'll love it.

 
I made this one up from a panel. I'll give this one to my youngest granddaughter.

 
These pillows are for my oldest grandson's bedroom. He has animal prints and horns and skulls all over his room and I think he'll like these.



 
I made a large iron caddy for me so I can take my iron to retreats with me.

 
This is a small quilt I did for community service.  It turned out so sweet.

 
On Friday, last week, Dec 6th, we had ice here in Texas and it was so bad that I got to stay home and have a rest day.  My electricity was off for 22 hours but I had my little ott light and a great fireplace and I sat around the fireplace and knitted the two scarves in the middle and right.  I finished the scarf on the left side last night and it is a Christmas gift for a friend I'll be seeing tonight.  The silver scarf is a gift for one of my Doctors and the brown, furry one is a gift for my oldest granddaughter.  These are so fun and easy to make. I've just stared another one and I have about six more to do for gifts for the office.  I'll show you those when they are all done.

 
I made this sweet little man Sunday. He stands about 18" tall and was fun to make. I have been pulling stuff out of my stash and trying to finish things I've been wanting to make for years.  Why?  No reason, just needed easy things to do when my inspiration was lacking....Anyway, I do have some other finishes to show you but that's all I have time for right now. I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season and you are not too stressed out yet. 

 
So, happy holidays and I'll show you more later this week. til next time, happy sewing!

8 comments:

Deborah Hamilton said...

Linda, everything is so cute and you've really been busy. I especially like the pillows and Santa, and all the quilts are nice, too. I've had a lot of time to knit while the weather is so bad, too.

Jackie said...

I feel like such a slacker! Wow, you accomplish so much. You are an inspiration! Great blog!

Kelli said...

Wow, so many finishes! Love them! You've done so much! And what a sweet little Santa! :) Happy Holidays!

Jane Galley said...

You have been busy. No computer has worked to your benefit.

Ellen said...

You have been a very busy girl...so many great projects finished!

swooze said...

Good to see you blogging. I need to do that myself.

Everything looks great. I am sorry you were out of power so long. We got lucky. Ours was out for about a minute.

I have been sewing along so I need to show and tell too. Hope to see you next friday.

lillianscupboard said...

Nice to see you again. I love all of your projects, especially the second Little Quilts piece.\
Lillian

desertskyquilts said...

Wow, you might not have been blogging, but you've been busy! Little Quilts is not far from the Atlanta temple and I stopped there in October when I went to that one. It's a neat shop, and their patterns are still cute, as your project shows!

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