Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Christmas Revisited!

As you know, this was suppose to be my 'sewing' blog. But being true to form, I seem to get easily sidetracked.. especially when it involves my children or grandchildren! So, I thought it would be nice if I actually shared with you a few things that I had the pure pleasure of sewing these past few months.

This seemed to be the year for stockings!! Some of the ones here are simply replacing older ones that I had made years ago. Now that nearly all of my children are married, I decided that I wanted ownership of those dear, old, stockings so that I can keep them hanging on my own fireplace mantle. Such sweet memories for Jim and I of times past. (Elizabeth... you're the last hold out! Get that old stocking in the mail.)

First up is Rebekah's replacement. (Don't forget.. you can click on any picture if you need a clearer view.)

I even made a new one for Christopher (my son-in-law) this year!

Next is my son Michael's. (I know, I know, these aren't the best pictures... sorry.)

My niece, Gretchen, had a new little darling this year. Here is her precious Milan's stocking that hangs at her grandma and grandpa's house. I decided to make a little pocket and sew it onto the back of the stocking..... just the right size for those little treasures she might acquire from her many new fans! ;-)

Pocket on the back.

Not to be outdone, my nephew had his third little boy this year. Since I had made the other boys' stockings, it was only right that dear little Joshua got his own as well.

Another friend had asked me to make a couple of stockings for her friends. Stockings are such a different type of gift to give.. and isn't it nice to be a little different? The first one is for her friend Karen, while the second one is for Karen's husband.

I also made aprons and dish towels this year. That was really fun! I purchased the waffle weave fabric by the bolt so it was easy to cut up, embroider and then make into towels. Once done I cut and ruffled some fabric and added it to the bottom of the towels.

The great thing about the aprons is that they are reversible!

The towels.

James and Stef were the ones who got the quilt this year. The center portion was pieced together by using a tall fat quarter pack that we had at the shop. Since I waited for such a long time before I actually pieced the quilt together, the coordinating fabric for that particular line was not easy to find. But eventually I found enough of the fabric to get this quilt made for them.

I also took the time to make and hand embroider a pillow for my bed.


TheFitnessFreak said...

So very nice mom! They all look great!

Deborah Hays said...

Thanks Nicole... I didn't get any pictures of all that I made for John and Lindsey, except for the towels. I don't know what I was thinking! And I will get your apron made..... as soon as I can! ;-)

Love you, mom

Anonymous said...

Yeah, sorry guys but I made out pretty well this year! Thanks mom!! Honestly, the best gifts you could have given us!


Deborah Hays said...

I'm so glad that you liked everything Lindsey! I had fun working on your advent bags. Hopefully when the kiddos get a little bigger they'll enjoy them more. Hope you're having a great day.

Love you, mom

Lizzie M. said...

Hey-where's my apron...those are cuuute!!

Good work mom!!!

Deborah Hays said...

Right now I am working on your sister Nicole's. I never got it finished. Would you really like one??

Love and miss you, mom