Sunday, December 28, 2014

Christmas Pillow

 My daughter's Christmas pillow is finally finished.
Not bad, I would say...three days after Christmas.
She requested this pillow about a week before Black Friday.
We got all the stuff, and I quickly began working on it; but then, the Christmas season hit.
There just never seemed to be any time.

 That's ok, we had great fun along the way.
It was fun picking out the fabrics.

 My daughter enjoyed deciding which order the squares should be sewn together.
 She chose the font and printed off the words for me.
Then, I enjoyed embroidering them onto the fabric.
 This is the stage where our project stalled.
Once I put them in the lap quilting frame, I really liked the way it looked.

So, I used it as a Christmas decoration, while it waited to be finished.
I am proud of the finished product.
I am mostly proud that I actually finished it.
It has been a while since I tackled a project this complicated.
If you want to try one, you can find the directions here:

I hope she will enjoy it for many years to come.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Christmas Highlights

Our Christmas Celebration began with a gathering of my husband's family to recreate the Christmas Eve's that were spent at their Maw's and Paw Paw's house many years ago. 
It was a great time.
The Christmas tree in the photo is a similar one to the cedar tree that was always in their home. 
It was very simple with lights and tinsel.
I love this tree.
The tree is a great reminder of a simpler time and place filled with a lot of love.

 This beautiful nativity set was hand knitted by my
Sewing Sister. 
She can sew or knit just about anything.
I think it is awesome.
Her grand daughters will love playing with it.
 This is a picture taken at my Lynchburg sister's home.
We spent Christmas Eve at her house.
 She recently purchased and added this beautiful cabinet to her home.
I love her decorations.
My daughter and I made these Christmas tea cakes for our final celebration on Christmas day.
You can find the recipe for them here:
It has been a great Christmas.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014


Lots of preparations have been made for a party at our house tonight.
My High School Sunday School Class is coming for a Christmas Party.
We have been cooking and cleaning and decorating all evening.
I can't wait for them to get here; they are a great group of kids.

We have plenty of these Christmas cookies that have become a standard tradition at our house for every holiday.
I will share more pictures later in the week.


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