Thursday, December 27, 2012

Fun for all...

Well, Christmas never disappoints!  We didn't have the grandkids with us but today... with Skype, speaker phones, Instagram, messaging  and email on the phone it was a day for sharing everything all  day long. Oh how I wish they were all here but they weren't so we made the best of it!!! Now, we did enjoy having my son and his wife here but they do not have little "people" just a family of pets!  They truly enjoy all 5 - 3 dogs and two cats!!!

I wanted to share my last quilting project I did for Christmas.  It is now with my granddaughter and I think she loves it... or at least mommy does!  Emma is only 8 months so she really cant share her "likes" yet :)

"Sophie's Quilt" - A Jo-Ann Mullaly pattern. Fun to make and this one I hand quilted!

And here is the owner....Emma Joyce....
I agree , she is adorable isn't she???

So now I am back in my sewing room doing prep work for a January class I will be taking. It is fun to take a little time without pressure to complete projects that I think will be done long before needed - WRONG!!!!
But....I enjoyed making all I made this year...

Hope each of you had a very Merry Christmas....and you look forward to all good things to come...

Remember - SMILE always...
jayne






Sunday, December 23, 2012

Almost here....

I am sure all of you are busy with last minute prep... either food to cook/bake, presents to wrap or even the unthinkable present to buy!!!!!
The fear is I will not be ready but I always am....so for now I will stop and enjoy what the season is all about!!! friends, family and kindness to all....

My last post I told you I would be back with a great gift I received at the Loft Christmas party....My hubby put it up yesterday and do I love it......take a peek...

This is an "old" door that has been cut in half. Not sure if I got the top or the bottom :).  The Santa was a gift we offered at the shop. This was displayed as is in our store - how lucky am I. 
 
This is the new "home" for my "door".  I just love it...After Christmas Santa will take a break for the year and I just can't wait to see what seasonal things I can hang on the door....Any suggestions??
 
I want to wish all my blog friends a very Merry Christmas... 
Enjoy your day with all that brings joy to you and yours....

Merry Christmas from San Diego....

Remember SMILE always...
jayne

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Busy, busy with much to do...

I have been very, very busy but as the days before Christmas grow near I am feeling good....

I tackled a few big quilting projects for this year and as always - my time management was a bit off.  I kept saying I had "x" number of week to finish and THEN I was under the gun!!!  I made it and am I ever pleased that I completed what I started.
A few items I won't show until after Christmas but I do have a few goodies to share with you today...

The shop where I work,  -The Country Loft -has a Christmas party each year.  We draw names and bring or make something for our special friend.  It is a big secret for months (since we draw names in the summer) and then the day of the party you hope you did a "good thing" for your pick.  Well this year I was pleased with what I chose to do for my special friend.....and ALSO so happy with my gift that I will share after my hubby gets it hung this week-end...:-).....

This is what I made for my special friend...

I made 4 little quilts from a booklet that I found at Temecula Quilt Co "A Collection of Small Vintage Quilts". I rolled them and used this fun wire basket to place them in.
Here are the 4 I selected...

This was such a fun project.I wish I had the time to complete all that were in the booklet but...not to be :(

I told you I would share my gift when it gets hung this week-end but I will share this adorable angel that was on the front of my gift.

Isn't she cute...the body is a towel and the wings are handmade and quilted.  I just love her....

Today I am wrapping, and will do a little baking shopping.  Remember - I have been busy quilting and have a few catch up  things to get done.

I will be back soon...have a fun day...

Remember - SMILE always...
jayne