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I'm a wife, mom, grandmother and great grandmother. I try to be creative - sometimes it works, most times it doesn't. I'm my own worst critic! I'm self taught in a lot of my crafts, but have taken quilting classes and most recently a beginner's rug hooking class. I enjoy both crafts tremendously. I'd like to learn to be a better gardener.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Happy New Year's Eve eve

Well, one holiday down and one more to go!  What a whirlwind time it was leading up to it!  My kids and their kids came over Christmas Eve.  The little grandkids (5, 3, and 2) had a blast and were excited beyond description.  Then Christmas day hubby and I exchanged gifts and just had a nice quiet day.  Then Thursday my son came back over with his daughter (she lives in Florida) so we had another nice day of visiting and telling stories and laughing a lot.  Then Saturday my step-daughter, her son and her daughter came over to exchange gifts.  We opted to go to Hot Dog Heaven instead of cooking more!  :)

I belong to a Small Quilts Group online and we had a Secret Santa swap this year.  These are pictures of the gifts I received.  The basket was hand made.  Don't you just love the candy cane fabric!

I made 19 of these little felt gingerbread men as gifts!  Aren't they adorable!

I made these two yo yo Christmas trees as gifts to different people.


I did these cross stitch pin keeps for a friend.  She also got the bowl and one of the yo yo trees above!  These were quick and fun to make!

Two of my Christmas trees.  The quilt was a gift to me.

I made this about 2 years ago or so.  This year I made four of them - one for each of my kids and their families. 

I had thought I would take a nice long break from "crafting"  - at least until the middle or end of January but already I'm itching to do some quilting and/or cross stitch and whatever else comes to mind.  The Small Quilt Talk group's January small quilt challenge is a bear claw quilt and I just might tackle that.  I want to start a Jane Harris sampler which is huge so it will be a while before it's finished.  I'm going to put one of my rugs on the frame with the hopes of finishing it soon as I've three that I've started but not finished hooking not to mention binding, etc.  I've signed up for two hook-ins - one in April in Amish Country (Ohio) and the other in May in Chagrin Falls (Ohio) sponsored by the Western Reserve Rug Hooking guild.  My friend, Sharon, and I are planning to check out a local quilt guild and possibly join it.  I'm actually thankful for the upcoming cold weather so I won't be tempted to be zipping around here and there instead of crafting!  I already have a couple of ideas for Christmas gifts next year but I just might have to go and buy some more fat quarters more in the colors I'd like to so them in.

I hope you have a very healthy and Happy New Year!

Thanks for stopping by!


How is everyone else doing?  Are you tired of crafting and need a break?  Are you already ready to pick up something to do?

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to all my blogger friends!  I had an enjoyable Christmas (pictures to follow in the next day or so).  But I am very glad it's all over!  I need to plan better next year because I sure don't want to be this pressed for time again!  And I think I need to rethink what all I bake and cook - there are a lot of left overs of everything.  Tomorrow we'll be freezing the left over ham because there is no way the two of us will eat what is left over. 

I hope you all had a blessed Merry Christmas!

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