Christmas 2014

12.30.2014

I can finally share a finish now that Christmas is over and the gift has been received. Brooklyn commissioned me to make her other grandpa a quilt for Christmas. Apparently grandpa steals grandma's quilt frequently and she thought he needed one of his own. I wholeheartedly agreed! I had not made a quilt solely out of batiks before, so this was a fun project for me. Batiks are a dream to sew with! 


I used a Moda flannel for the back and hand dyed wool for the appliqué. The red heart bled a bit after it was washed, but not too horribly. (whew!)



Since I am sharing gifts, I may as well share them all. No worries, there isn't much to show, since our Christmas gift, our Harley Tri-Glide,  came early last summer. =)

Russ needed a satchel to transport his laptop. I love this satchel so much!! I may have to borrow it sometimes! 



Russ gifted me with this cone thread stand to use with my feather weight and other vintage machines. 



My mother-in-love always gives us kids the gift of cash. I usually buy fabric or something for my sewing room with her gift, but this year I wanted to do something different, so I ordered an Erin Condren Life Planner. I am so excited for it to arrive!!  I love my iPhone and use it for keeping dates and schedules, but I find I really need to be able to physically write things down and see it for me to remember. Now that I'm working part time, I need to do better with keeping organized and getting things done. I am hoping this will be the ticket. To go along with my new life planner, I took a trip to Hobby Lobby and bought some stickers, wash tape and pens. 



This will be my last post of 2014, so I want to take the time to thank all of you for your support, your comments, and your friendship. =)

I'll see you again in 2015!! 

Have a happy day!




13 comments:

  1. So Sweet Dear Friend.....Sister in Jesus....You are an Inspiration!!!

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  2. I love that quilt. Looks like a great time. BTW, that thread stand is awesome and I need it!!!
    BTW, hope you have a wonderful New Year!!

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  3. what a beautiful gift Russ gave you. i love how prretty it is. Can't beat functional and beautiful. it was sweet that Brooklyn wanted to have a quilt for her other grandpa.....what a cutie!!!! i have heard good things about these planners. i am like you. i need to have a paper and pen to make something work for me.....i can not do lists for shopping on my phone like my hubby can i have to do it on paper or i feel ost

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  4. Love the quilt, and love your gift from Russ.

    I'm the same way when it comes to keeping records and dates and such. I just have to write it down. Phones are nice, but there's something about putting pen to paper for things. I hope you blog or IG your new planner. I'd love to see it!

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  5. The big grin on Brooklyn's face says it all!

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  6. Gorgeous quilt and how sweet that Brooklyn felt a need for a quilt for her grandpa. Says so much about her which makes my heart soar. Love your thread stand. Have a wonderful New Years!

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  7. What an awesome quilt...Happy New Year!!

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  8. That quilt is just gorgeous and I LOVE the back. What a lovely gift! Happy New Year hon!

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  9. That's a great quilt, Amy! You received some wonderful gifts, also. Happy New Year!

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  10. What a cool thread stand - I've never seen one like that.

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  11. I love tha quilt and the back is fabulous--lovely idea! I just hopped on over from sewyouquilt2 ...hugs, Julierose

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  12. Brooklyn is so cute. Just look at the sweet smile on her face. You have a heart of gold my dear. Love the quilt.
    Russ looks like he loves his gift too.
    I am in love with your thread holder. That is stinkin cute.
    Happy New Year my dear.
    Hugs
    donna

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  13. I have to write stuff down or it will definitely go out of my head. I too broke down and bought an Erin Condren Life Planner. I carry it almost every where. I haven't used it to it's fullest potential but I'll get there.
    I love the quilt and your new thread stand.

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