Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Christmas sewing and pictures!

                          Surely God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid   Isaiah 12:2

 How was your Christmas? ours was very good! we didn't go crazy overboard but everyone was happy and mainly happy that we can be together. My mom came over for the day too...I sat with her a bunch and we talked while I was pretty pathetic finishing up her table runner binding...geez huh?!! I am even more of a dummy since I forgot to take a picture of her table runner, but I used Sweetwaters Pure line, mom LOVES browns and blues together, especially if they have a letter print on them.

One of our grandaughters just lost her first tooth and the other has lost a couple but I thought I could make them tooth fairy pillows, Madi knew exactly what the little pocket was for when she opened the pillow :)
It was my first time using an alphabet on my Bernina, kind of fun figuring something new with it!

this is Madi's

 Here is Raelynns

I also did a few little mini zip pouches using Noodleheads lil cutie pouch tutorial, they are super cute and super fast to make...I made a total of 4, forgot to take pictures of 2 of them (since I was rushed before gift giving and thinking of a last minute gift) but here is 2 of them

I have sewn more in the past month than I did in the past year, isn't that pathetic? that is all gonna change for 2012, I am so excited to be sewing so much!

gotta share some family pictures (of course!)
here is Zach, me, Jim and my mom

this picture is our 2nd Christmas day family picture, Taylor, me, Jim, Madi, Steph and Zach

Jim and Zach are both off for another week or so,  they each had 2 weeks of vacation, the house is a mess and there is piles and piles of laundry to do, I have so many projects I want to do to the house and sewing related projects. I think my craft room (pig stye) will be one of the first rooms to be totally revamped, I had and have a bad mess in here right now, with piles and piles everywhere, also Jim was shooting cap guns in the house yesterday and one of the dogs went crazy and tore up my craft room even more...I have a counter that is 10ft long, of course it had piles and piles all over it too, well when the dog went crazy he tried to climb on top of that counter while procedding to pull everything down off it, I guess that is my hint to do this room first, I will have to take a before and after picture for you all!


Dee said...

So glad you got to spend time with family! That's the most important thing! On cleaning and organizing...I will pray for you, if you will pray for me! LOL

Happy 2012 and hope there's lots of sewing involved!

Heather said...

Those pillows are just adorable!! Sounds like you had a great Christmas! :o)

ktquilts said...

Oh, I so hear you on the cleaning front. I have been trying to re-organize a little at a time over the holiday season. Feel like I am chasing my tail as everyone makes messes!! What a good lookin' family you have there! Hope you all have a Blessed New Year!!

Jessie @ Messy Jesse said...

your little pouches are cute! the tutorial from noodlehead is great hey :)

Ulla's Quilt World said...

Happy New Year! Greetings from Finland! Your quilts are so fantastic! It's so nice to find other quilters all around the world!
Yours, Ulla