Sunday, December 29, 2013

Sunday Sewing

My littlest got her big girl bed a few weeks ago and requested pink and orange pillowcases.  We made her pillowcases together this morning.

She was very excited to do a big girl thing like sewing.   When I bought her pillowcase fabric I found this great elephant fabric by Dear Stella and picked some up to make pillowcases for both girls.  My girls are elephant obsessed.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Christmas Quilting

I finished the last quilt in the nick of time for Christmas, sewing the last bit of binding to the quilt around 9:30 on Christmas about cutting it close!  Below is a photo of my Dad with the quilt.  To say he loved it was an understatement.
There is a grey ribbon appliqued to the corner of each of the quilts that I made for my family.  We are all in this battle called brain cancer together.  For those that don't know, my Dad was diagnosed with Glioblastoma in March say this year has been rough is an understatement.  Our world as we know it was forever changed with the diagnosis.  My life is lived in 8 week increments, from one brain scan to the next.  I love my Dad so much and it makes my heart hurt so much that he (and the rest of us) have to go through this, but we are in this together; hence the matching quilts with the ribbons.  

Below is a photo of my Mom and Dad, my brother, my sister and I.  I have started my version of the quilt but didn't get it finished in time for Christmas.  I am hoping to finish it on New Years Day while my hubby watches football and my girls are with my parents.  My sister was very excited to "make the blog."

This is my Dad and my youngest N.  They are buddies...always have been and always will be. 

I am linking up with Fabric Tuesday, Show and Tell Tuesday , Can I Get a Whoop, Whoop? and Finish it Friday.

Needle and Thread Thursday

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Absent blogger but for good reasons

I have been a busy, busy bee the last few weeks and since I have no idea who in my family reads my blog, I haven't been able to blog about anything.

All I have to say is that I am so so happy to have pulled it off this year.  I ended up super sick right before thanksgiving and it lingered and lingered...turned into an ear infection, sinus infection, a bought of the stomach bug and deviated septum surgery and I am just starting to feel a little better.  

I just finished sewing the binding on my last quilty Christmas gift (more about the quilts later).  Here is a sneak peak...

Merry Christmas Eve!!