Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Christmas Quilting and Knitting

I hope everyone is settling into a wonderful new year! I sure am, and staying cozy inside while it snows and blows here in Indiana. Winter has finally arrived, and I'm glad I don't have to go out if I don't want to:) I'm making comforting soups, crocheting a warm blanket, sewing a heart quilt, and doing some scrapbooking. If I'm in the mood, I even do some "spring" cleaning. (I do it in the winter - I'm much too busy gardening in the spring.)

We had a wonderful holiday once Justin and Kelly got here. We spent one whole day with everyone, including my niece and her boys -laughing, eating, playing games, and opening presents.  It was perfect -there is just no other word for it! So now that it's all over I wanted to share some pictures of the gifts I made for our little guys.

I made little crib sized quilts for Jasper and Klaus using a variety of reproduction prints. The colors and all the hand quilting make them look and feel like antiques. Of course throwing them in the washer and dryer helped! Then I decided to make these super cute pillows from Amy Sinibaldi's book, Sweetly Stitched Handmades. (There are so many things I want to make in this book!) I hope the boys love to snuggle up in these blankies, as much as I loved making them:)

I also got out the needles and made up these sweaters for all three boys. I used a free online pattern and yarn from Joann's - Vanna's Choice. They were supposed to be hoodies but for the life of me i couldn't figure out how to do the hood. I tried several times and then gave up and made matching hats. Alison said the boys don't really like hoods anyway, so it turned out all right.

I am so loving making things for our grandsons. I used to quilt and knit for our boys when they were little, but that's been a while! Next I will be picking out a pattern and fabric for a little quilt for Beatrix. How fun is that?

Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments. Stay warm!