Sunday, December 6, 2015

Handwork Odds and Ends


It's Sunday and you know what that means...time for Slow Stitching Sunday! - Join up with everyone at Kathy's Quilts for a virtual sewing bee  I have my choice of projects.  

Totally finishing this quilt is my December goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes. 



 So today can finish appliqueing fireworks on the scrappy rail fence...


...I can finish up hand quilting on "I Love Cherry Pie".  I only have four more cherry blossoms to quilt and then I can work on the binding for this monstrosity. 


I have eight more redwork  nursery rhymes that I need to trace and then embroider. 


And there's always circles that need some blanket stitches.   This one commemorates yesterday. The grandkids were over for the annual "Making of the Ornaments".    When my kids were little we made some type of ornaments every year from the time they were about 2 years old.  When they grew older and had their own Christmas trees I gave them most of the ornaments they had painted through the years.  And now I carry on the tradition with the grandkids. 






14 comments:

Monica said...

Those fireworks are excellent! That's a great combination of fabric and form. :D

Sue SA said...

What a lovely tradition to make decorations together. I think the idea of painting is more appealing to kids....I have been trying to get my kids to sew them, without sucess, but I think painting is a good solution, thanks!

LuAnn said...

I just love those Dresdens on your rail fence. The fireworks fabric is great!

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

What a wonderful tradition It's such a busy time of year,isn't it?

gayle said...

Awww... And they'll probably carry the memories of making ornaments with Grandma forward into making ornaments with their own grandchildren. Very sweet!

Jeanna said...

I'm going to learn how to hand quilt...one of these days.

I love the holiday tradition you had with your children and now have with your grandchildren. Such treasures!

Donna said...

That fireworks quilt is so unique. Years from now your grandchildren will have warm memories of this time together.

Sally T said...

Holy moly...you call this slow stitching? Now I need a nap...

Dasha said...

Making Christmas decorations with the kids is the best tradition! Good on you for doing that. 2 of mine are coming this afternoon after school to do the tree. That is one of my traditions.

Quilter Kathy said...

What a wonderful tradition you have created!
Great progress on the cherry pie!

Kaja said...

I have't seen the fireworks before but I love the way the dresdens look against the rail fence and you really have captured the feel of exploding light in the sky.

Stephie said...

I love that sort of tradition - I still have all the ones my son made at school, happy memories. Love the way you're going to recall them in your own quilt too 😊 So many lovely projects on the go. I love cherries!

Shasta Matova said...

So sweet. I have had a couple of ornament making sessions, but haven't been able to turn it into a tradition.

Ellen said...

Your work is so wonderfully vibrant! Lovely to make memories with the grandkids.