Tuesday, December 29, 2009

A Little of This and That

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas filled with the people and things you love most.

Sandra did a lot of shopping on Etsy this year and I wanted to share a couple of the quilty gifts she gave me.

I love this bookmark and it’s very appropriate, don’t you think?

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She also combined my love of bears with my love of quilting with this little guy:

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Ian had me in tears with his gift.  He snuck Ben out for a professional photo shoot and presented me with this picture:

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I haven’t got as much accomplished as I hoped during the holidays as I have my asthma/cough/crud back – AGAIN.  This really is getting tedious and I am totally fed up being sick every other month.

I did get my Strawberry Fields top finished though.

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Since I hadn’t touched Tillie for several months, I started with this little snowman strippy quilt.

Snowman Strippy Quilt

If this looks familiar, it’s because I did one exactly the same earlier in the year.

After Tillie was all warmed up, I quilted this Quilt of Valour.  I didn’t do the piecing, only the quilting.

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I used a panto called Maple Syrup but I don’t think the maple leaves show up as much as I would like.

Quilt of Valour 003

4 comments:

Rian said...

What a great photo of Ben!!! And Ian is a peach for thinking of it.

quiltmom said...

Ben is one handsome dude- what a nice photo that you received.
Your quilts are beautiful as always- I really like the colorful one but your red and white stars look great too.
Have a wonderful New Year and all the best in 2010,
Warmest regards,
Anna

Jackie said...

I love the picture of Ben! How thoughtful of Ian!

All of the quilts featured in this post are gorgeous but I particularly love Strawberry Fields.

Mary said...

They all look great -- what are you going to quilt on the Strawberry Fields top?