Now that Christmas is over - I have a chance to sit and breath!
I do Love Christmas time the weeks leading up to Christmas are filled with all sorts of activities ... but in our house we have one day where everyone pitches in ..."Cookie Day"!!
It's usually the Saturday before Christmas - I spend the entire day making cookies and the kids and hubby pitch in and help decorate them.
The New Years Cookies are a press cookie and are made TWO at a time!
Long process - but well worth the time!
The line up for the Santa Face Cookie decorating - slave labor!! And this year we had the added bonus of Nana helping us too! Although she decorated her cookies upside down so she was relegated to watching and eating her upside down Santa!!
After 12 hours we made 28 dozen cookies!
16 dozen New Years press cookies (two at a time!) and
12 dozen "Santa Face" cookies!
The number keeps growing every year!
Yesterday was such a nice low keyed Christmas day - everyone opened lots of presents (I received lots of nice quilty gifts from my hubby!) and ate a huge turkey dinner - which I cooked!! I'm on a roll two holiday feasts in a row and no kitchen catastrophes!
My most special quilty gift that I received was from my mom and sister for my birthday.
A beautiful handcrafted wooden jewelry box with a wooden inlaid bear paw design.
My darling husband volunteered me to make a "Fish" quilt for our contractor (bartering for a few extras!!) he saw my husbands quilt and wanted on "just like it" - which is impossible since my husband quilt is 10 years old and none of the fabric exist any more! Well I've been working on "The Fish Quilt" - as it has now become known as! off and on since the spring. I was so glad to have it done, quilted and bound just before Christmas! I of course gave it to my darling husband to make the delivery. He said it was well received. I was so happy! Another project done in 2010!!
In an earlier post I mentioned I was working on "Fiesta" by Lynda Milligan and
Nancy Smith - well I've been working all month on the blocks for my upcoming
block of the month class at Quilter's Stash.
There are 6 different blocks consisting of New York Beauty points, arcs, and pieced blocks, 40 blocks in all. The blocks are coming together and up on the design wall.
The design wall is actually a 52" x 52" tablecloth tacked to my Stash closet doors!!
I'm still working on the placement of the blocks ...I find if I take pictures with my digital camera and then bring them up on the computer screen I get a better look at block placement and flow of color ... and I can look at several options at the same time!
So here is the first picture - now comes the fun part ... moving them all around!
Oops I see I lost a block somewhere!!
Now it's time to sew it together and add the boarders!