Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas gifts and something new

Hope you all had some nice and cozy days with family and friends, and that the Holidays did bring joy and also some nice surprises :o)
I've had a great Christmas evening with my family, and we had a lovely dinner with desserts and lots of nice presents for both the kids and us grown ups.

I made only two of the Christmas presents this year. One quilt for my parents, and one for my Hubby's parents. 
The first one is a quilt I made starting in December, and finished the last stitches just the day before Christmas Eve. It's made from a pattern designed by Anni Downs, from the book "Some kind of wonderful", and the quilt is called "Snuggle quilt".
It's quilted on my longarm machine with a pantograph pattern called "Daisies Galore". 
(click on the photos to make them larger)

The next one is a quilt I started piecing in june 2008.
It's called "My blue heaven" and a design by Bonnie Hunter,  I found the pattern over on her web page. 
I finally got to quilt this large quilt when I got my longarm machine, and it's quilted with a pantograph pattern called "Quirky".

Today we did celebrate my mom's birthday. We where supposed to go to my parents place for dinner, but the storm last night cut the power to their house so we made dinner at our place instead. We had a lovely meal, and coffeè with desserts after. I've had lots of quality time with my family during the Holidays, and that's what Christmas is about :o)

The day before Christmas, an envelope with a pattern I waited for, arrived. It's a table runner with snowmen. I just adore snowmen, they are sooo cute! This is a pattern I ordered from Kathrine's quiltestue a while ago, but since she was sold out I had to wait till she got it back in stock again. I traced the motif on to cotton fabric today before the dinner party started, and I am now ready to start stitching. I guess it woun't be finished until next winter, but that's fine by me :o)

Aren't these just super cute? It's been a while since I made a pattern with snowmen, and I will enjoy every stitch :o)

The new year is only days away, and I've already made plans for what to finish and what to start working on the next months. I've got some exciting events next year, and I can't hardly wait! 
I'll write more about that in a later post. Got to check up on those bed bugs now, off to work tomorrow.

Wish you all a great new week, and happy sewing to those of you who have time to enjoy working with needle and thread :-)



May Britt said...

Jeg har også kjøpt meg dette mønsteret.Det er så flott. Men må først sy ferdig noe annet før jeg starter på den.

Satu said...

They really are cute jolly snowmen and your quilts are superBeautiful! I'm sure both of your parents are very proud of them. I wish you a happy New Year with lots of new happenings!!!

Cattinka said...

Hello Laila,
both quilts are beautiful, I can´t believe how fast you got the first one done. Your quilting looks great on both of them!
The snowmen look very cute, have fun stitching them.

FloS said...

You made beautiful quilts !!!
Your snowmen look so cute ! You will have fun in stitching them !
All my best wishes for the new year !!!

Ann-Mari said...

Laila, teppene ble nydelige. Godt jobba:o)
Beste ønsker for det nye året.


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