Friday, December 20, 2013

Are we having fun yet?

No Christmas Tree this year, the kids are all with the O.P's* but we get to spend some time with our eldest son and his wife and family. Later in the afternoon we will go to the beach, get some pippis for bait and perhaps have a picnic tea. I will miss seeing our Grandson, but I know he will have a fun day.

December has always been a frantic time of year for us, both on the farm and in our business. Depending on the weather and the contractors, there is hay to be made, and people want their stoves and lights in order for Christmas.

I have a few handmade Christmas decorations I like to put out and love twinkling lights at any time of the year.

Christmas can be a very stressful time and evoke all kinds of emotions, good and bad. It is, after all, only one day and the world won't end on the 26th, (although some people behave as if it will!) All is very low key here, but next year will be different because we will all be together at home.

*The Other Parents. ( I can share, I love the O.P's as well.)


Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Le Grande Finale, December Finish.


I have put together the blue and white log cabin blocks for my daughter, in the sunshine and shadow pattern. It came together a lot better than I expected, (but don't look too closely) and I hope it can be quilted successfully. That completes my daughter's 2013 challenge to finish a project a month this year. It certainly hasn't reduced my supplies in any way but I have really improved my patchwork skills. Perhaps my challenge for next year should be NOT to buy any more fabric? I will definitely need a support group for that!


Sunday, December 1, 2013

A Quilt Made to be Used.

I have just finished this Pinwheels Quilt for my sister's first Grandchild due very soon. It is all cotton, robustly quilted and been through the washing machine and the dryer. The design is simple and the fabrics are sweet, just right for a baby boy. I hope it is used a lot, as it should be.



Modern Baby Quilt

I finished this quilt in good time for a new arrival thinking it was a neutral pattern and colour scheme. It is a Disappearing Nine Patch B...