I so enjoyed my holiday break with my family and hope everyone had a merry time as well!
However, I am glad to be back in my sewing room, full of new energy and inspiration.
First, I would like to share a few gifts I received from some dear quilting friends in Texas.
Kay presented me with this needle keep, exquisitely adorned with her ribbon embroidery!
Rosie always has a way with words, and this plaque proves it.
(We are WWF addicts...contemplating a 26 step program soon!)
She included another special gift...
...because the biggest change in my life this new year is that I will be a first time grandma!
While eating my way out of my jeans and enjoying a white Christmas,
I did get some handwork completed.
The first stocking from the Primitive Gatherings Woolen Stockings collection,
another X-stitch ornament.
Darlene, of Quilting Daze, and I have challenged each other to complete one ornament per month and one extra to share. Darlene has also taken up the gauntlet for the Christmas Through the Year bloggy club.
I am joining and setting my goal to finish a stocking a month and an ornament a month. I will also try to throw in a gift a month as well, but don't want to pressure myself.
I have a few other commitments already!
I will have all those things to make for my new grandchild...sex to be announced at birth!