I never seem to be able to sew a stitch for about 3 or 4 weeks around Christmas. I must be doing something wrong because I see others stitching up a storm. You would think the big storm we had would give me some sewing time. I always hear people get to sew when a storm is brewing. That's rarely the case around here. Don't get me wrong though - I'm not complaining. Actually I DID sew a few stitches. My first of the New Year:
Harvey's hedgehog was in need of a bit of minor surgery, but he fared well and they were soon reunited:
My mom thinks we lead such a hard life, but I just laugh because I think we have it made! Isn't perspective a funny thing?
I've just been spending lots of time savoring moments with our chiddlers. It's so nice when you enjoy being around your grown up children..and they enjoy being around you!
Cribbage is always a favorite around here in the evenings
We're outdoors a lot. Our girl said I looked like an extra from The Revenant in this shot, but hey! At least my ears weren't cold! I've confiscated an old trapper hat that belongs to our boy.
When we're inside, someone's probably in the kitchen making something to eat. My kitchen is pretty small, but I love it when it's filled with friends and family:
Our girl is still here for a few days and while she was out with her Daddy, and I had leftovers for dinner...and supper...I sat down behind my sewing machine for about 15 minutes and it felt odd. I couldn't even remember what I'd been working on before the holidays. I made a table runner before Christmas
for a sweet lady using wine fabrics:
And more gift bags using Jenny's Lined Drawstring Bag Tutorial:
I love these bags! And my MIL made me a quilt for Christmas!
How great is that?! It's machine appliqued and hand quilted and I treasure it! Isn't that plaid border perfect? I can't imagine all the time that went into each stitch. I'm rather honored that she felt I was worthy of such a wonderful gift.
At one point, before Christmas, I had been working on my floral patchwork quilt. It only lacks a couple of rows before it becomes a flimsy so I stitched a couple of those squares together. It's kind of nice to be stitching a flower garden when there is a blanket of snow outside:
When our boy left, I took down the Christmas decorations, but they're all stacked in his room because I can't get to the shed. We still have at 2-3' of snow in the yard where it drifted. So, I really don't have a lot of room to dig into a big sewing project right now, but it's a start!