Archive for January, 2010

Nite Nite Nettie!

Thursday, January 14th, 2010
Cancer patient receives perfect gift

Cancer patient receives perfect gift

A dear friend of this patient gave her the gift that comforts her when she wakes up during the night and can’t sleep~the lettering glows in the dark for up to 6 hours and reminds her of her friends . But she received another companion pillow case below~can you tell she has a love of chickens? At first she was puzzled by the words on the front of the pillow case, but soon figured it out on the back!

I'm  a bit confused. . .

I'm a bit confused. . .

 

Now I get it!

Now I get it!

Simple pleasures are the best. Tell someone how much you care and think about them often. With thread calligraphy you can say anything.

Christmas stockings

Sunday, January 10th, 2010

Here are a couple of personalized stockings that I made using the stacking method. So easy. The first one is for my daughter’s new black lab. He loves to play ball, so we cut one of the tennis balls in half to put on his stocking, wrote his name in glow-in-the-dark thread, and put a tracing of his paw print on the front of the stocking!

Dakota's Stocking

Dakota's Stocking

Another stocking set I did, using the same stacking method, was out of a gal’s favorite flannel shirt that she thought was long gone! Her dear friend saved it until she found the perfect thing to do with it~have stockings made for them and their very spoiled dog!

flannel Christmas stockings

flannel Christmas stockings

Note the bone and paw print on Gracie’s stocking!

And then with the only bit of fabric left, I made a rice bag for Kathy to enjoy her favorite flannel shirt all year round. Comfort at its best.

rice bag from yoke of flannel shirt

rice bag from yoke of flannel shirt

The recipient was thrilled!

Ellen’s Tree Skirt~Finished!

Sunday, January 10th, 2010
8 panels of traditions. . .priceless!

8 panels of traditions. . .priceless!

I finished this 7′ diameter tree skirt a couple weeks before Christmas, just in time for the family to decorate! Each panel highlights one of the traditions this family does. One panel is the story of their family traditions, one is a replica of their home (all hearts come home for Christmas);one is sledding with miniature sleds for the family to write their names on; one is the creche with glow-in-the-dark stars showering down; one is Santa (their dad); one is a family outline where each sibling could draw their face on and sign it; one is not chocolate with the mittens holding the cup~on the cuff of each mitten is one of the boy’s first cursive signatures and miniature cut out cookie cutters attached to the panel; and one is music to represent the beautiful music the family cherishes. Each year, all the people that gather at Ellen’s home for Christmas, can sign the back of the tree skirt. What an heirloom. Priceless.

Happy New Year 2010!

Sunday, January 10th, 2010

I hope you had time to be with family and friends over the holidays. Because of a major snow storm, we left for Minneapolis a day early~so I took my sewing machine along to make the stocking stuffer

recycled wool mittens

recycled wool mittens

 gifts. . . wool mittens from sweaters I had purchases from Goodwill and the Good Steward Shop. After making 5 pair (my daughter-in-law’s did not fit) I am working on tuning the pattern.