Saturday, December 31, 2011

more holiday related photos

Unfortunately most of the photos I took at the Christmas eve family gathering turned out blurry...
But these anthurium looked wonderful on Christmas, and they still do.

And Ginger looked festive in red.

I don't believe I've shared this cute tree pillow. I was the lucky recipient in the annual ornament exchange, and Darla Cox made it.

Due to an unexplained online ordering mishap, my granddaughter did not receive the baby doll that Santa had planned to give her. So Santa found another one on sale at Barnes & Noble. It's made out of soft plushy fabric, not plastic. Cute, huh? It has a belly button.

I made a little sundress to fit the doll, something unpink.

I also made a tiny hat to go with the dress.

I got the hat idea from this book. Is it not a clever title? I want to make a similar hat for my granddaughter, and I intend to make a lot of the other adorable hats that are in this book.

Meanwhile, I'm still looking for the photos I took of the socks, sweater, etc., that were given as Christmas gifts.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

what I've been working on

I am giddy! I just downloaded images to Spoonflower and placed my first order for fabric from them. My fingers are crossed. Wish me luck! The fabric will be for my next quilt, due in March.

Now I can finally show you what I've been working on lately.

This is the stocking I made for my granddaughter. I made one dresden plate and chopped it up to arrange onto the stocking shape. It got stuffed full of goodies.

I knitted up bunches of these hearts and added fabric scraps, felt and embroidered embellishments. I gave them all away except for a green one for myself.

More hearts, including two in progress. They weren't exactly addictive, but eventually I was making them by heart (ouch, inadvertent pun). All were made with leftover yarns from other projects, mostly Noro.

Here is the cool yule log that Peggy brought to our Cut-Loose Christmas party. I don't know why it took me so long to post this, just busy.

Now I'll have to search my camera for photos of other things I've been working on. I gave away four pairs of socks! And I made Samantha a sweater and pants. And I made two hats.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

holiday discoveries

Samantha was fascinated by this life-sized painted cow at Yankee Candle in Vermont.

It's funny because she lives on a farm and had real live cows in her "backyard." Love seeing her walking around like a big girl.

She wasn't about to sit in Santa's lap, but she was willing to sit next to him with Mom. He's a pretty nice Santa in overalls.

Meanwhile, back here in California, Ginger enjoys cuddling with Dave or whoever is available.

I am knitting, and I am planning my next quilt, I promise. I will post photos when it's safe to.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

busy gal

It's been a while since I have posted, but I've been so busy. The tree is up, shopping has been started, and various projects are underway. My camera is getting full of photos that I can't really show yet. I don't want to spoil anyone's surprise.

'Tis the season....

Photos soon.