Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas With Family . . . . . . .


This weekend we traveled 100 miles south to celebrate Christmas with family. One of my quilting goals for 2009 was to give quilts to family members for Christmas.

Here they are, stacked and read to be wrapped. You've seen most of them before,





Quasi Jellystone, Quilt # 49, for my niece,









Kara's Jungle, Quilt #44, for my other niece.











"Under the Stars", Quilt #40 , for my baby brother and his wife.







You can read more about any of these quilts by selecting them from the category list to the right.

Here's one I've not blogged about

I made this from the Eleanor Burns, Quilt in a Day Flying Geese book.
It took longer than a day. This is Quilt # 21

Each goose is individually quilted as is the flower border.


This went to my other big brother and his wife.
(he has a red couch too, it must be in our blood)

Here they are, all wrapped and ready to go, they are all sleeping in their new homes tonight.

How about a few more Christmas Village decorations.....here's a little country vignette I have set up in the family room.

I would like to live in this town. Tractors in the Christmas parade.

Country dances in a barn, red pickup trucks with trees.....

a dairy barn with Christmas wreaths..... Who wouldn't like this town?

Plus here's the best spot of all, a store that sells pies and quilts!! Have I ever mentioned pie is my favorite food, pizza pie, chicken pot pie, cherry pie, coconut cream pie..I just love pie. Who wouldn't want to live in a town with a quilt/pie shop!!

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8 comments:

  1. I'd move there in a heartbeat! What beautiful gifts you've given your family. They will be keepsakes for sure.

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  2. I wanna live in your house! Those are so adorable. And holy wow on the completion of so many quilts for Christmas presents. You are so much better at this whole timing thing then me lol.

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  3. Merry Christmas Thelma!! I was just letting Nicole know that I read her blog (I'm one of those people who read and don't comment!!) and I went down her list and found your blog. I thought this sounds interesting and read the entire thing! I love your quilts and your house and everything that you blog about! Thank you- you've inspired another person. Merry Christmas!

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  4. What wonderful quilts you gave to your family - I love the one with the names on the snowmen's hats. And had to chuckle at your flying geese that took "more than a day." Hey, I'd love to find that pie and quilt shop, too. Cute house!

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  5. Thelma, you should be so proud of yourself to have made such beautiful quilts for your family. I know they will treasure them forever. I think the snowman one is my favorite too! Your decorations indicate years of thoughtful collecting. I would love a tour of your entire house!

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  6. The Jellystone quilt is darling. Thanks for another look at it. When you posted about it the first time, I kept going back to look some more. I have a pile of plaids I have been collecting for years and I think that would be such a cute quilt to use them in.

    Your family is receiving treasured gifts this year. I hope they all just love them!

    Have a good week!

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  7. Wondeful quilts, I know they will be well loved at their new homes. Thanks for the tour of your Christmas village too, it is delightful.

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  8. Beautiful quilts. How lucky your family is to receive such treasures! The snowman one warms my heart.
    I wish I could live in the Christmas village!
    Blessings,
    Donna

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