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!


Lady Linda said...

You sure are staying busy now that winter has arrived. I love your little quilts and the pillows are just darling. I hope you post pix of the heart quilt you are working on. I would like to make one, but not sure if I will have time. May choose something small to get it finished. LOL

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Oh my goodness, Cindy, you have been busy and how darling are all of those sweet little gifts you have made! I just love those little teddybear pillows - how precious, and the quilts are so beautiful. I love the vintage look to these. The sweaters and hats are wonderful, too. What a nice Grandma you are! Your blog header is beautiful. I heard you are having a big storm this weekend. Please stay safe. Hugs xo Karen

Helen Philipps said...

Love the snowy picture, and oh Cindy what lovely gifts! The little quilts are gorgeous, and the pillows are so sweet! And lovely little knitted sweaters and hats too. Your grandchildren will treasure them all I am quite sure.
Thank you for your kind comments to me recently x
Have a happy cosy week.
Helen xox

vivian said...

Those are wonderful gifts! Keepsakes.. I have a sweater here that Jennifers greatgrandmother made for her. I let Marla wear it when she comes over if she is cold. The sweater is 33 years old! and in perfect shape.
A treasure, just like yours will be.
LOVE the quilts and pillows.. all so special/
have a great week