Sunday, December 27, 2009


I can read that everyone had a "wonderful" Christmas---so now it is time to get back to the "wonderful world" of sewing and quilting and knitting and blogging!!!!!

I had a small--quiet -- Christmas day--but what is one suppose to do about it--QUILT--I know what can I say--maybe I was born with a needle in my hand?????

I did get one BIG wonderful surprise on Christmas day----
I went down to Mary's to get her her tea, as usual and this is what she and her two daughter's got me for Christmas---

opps wrong picture--but they also did give me this--it's huge!!!!
this is the gift that made me "cry"--

I have wanted one of these for some time now as my hands--arms don't like to mix dough any more---there is only one thing wrong with this gift---it did not come with one of these--

SOOOO--I will have to attempt to figure out how to use it myself!!!!!  AH---I think that means I will have to use the word 'WORK" now in my vocabulary!!!!!

Little sister gave me this--

so I now only need to get a kitten, dog, goat, and bunny rabbit and my farm will be all set up!!!!

My friend Anne gave me a $25 gift card for the local quilt shop and so I went and got this book--BUT--did not look at it till Christmas day--

YES!!!! another one of Tone's books--here is some pictures--



OH MY this is book 5 of her's that I have collected--and I will be making some of her things in 2010---you just watch me!!!!!!!  ANY ONE WANT TO JOIN ME???????

And I did finish these two quilt items on Christmas day--

December's Tisket/Tasket block for my front door--and--

the three redwork blocks are all done and the binding on it!!!!
Yesterday I got the third Cardinal wall hanging all quilted and started another Christmas embroidery---

And today I got the embroidery all done--

This pattern is Gail Pan's gift to us this year--remember I also did this one--

It was her gift last year--but I just did it last month--I did do a couple things different (you know me--can;t leave a 'good" thing alone)!!!!  I added pinecones to the big tree and I did mine in colors--Gail just did her's in all red work.  I also changed this years, by using colors to match last year's and I did the outside border like she did on last years so they would match as I want to use them together----some how?????/

Tonight I am going to sign off with this picture---

Besides on this plate being obviously toast--
---what does this picture look like???????
(besides my late night snack, too!!!!!)

Hugs, Di


  1. I love your December Tisket basket. It looks marvelous!

    I love redwork and yours came out very nice.

    I'm not sure about your toast...maybe a rooster? It looks like our bread when the kids carry in the groceries and smoosh the bags lol

  2. Your tisket tasket block is so pretty. I've saved all the patterns, but I haven't made one yet. Hopefully I will in 2010!

  3. You have been busy. I love your Tisket, A Tasket block. So cute.
    Oh, that mixer is really nice. Have fun baking.
    The first thing I thought of when I saw the toast was chickens but then I look at it closer and it is mighty strange looking. So I don't know. lol

  4. I enjoyed looking at your two Gail Pan stitcheries. I downloaded both those patterns but have yet to attempt them. I've never done any stitchery, but I sure do like them. I think I'll take one with me on our vacation next month. Eight hours on a plane ought to do it. I wonder if we're even allowed needles and snips on a plane these days? I never can remember. Most likely not. Glad you enjoyed your holidays. I'm excited to get on with 2010 and do some quilting!

  5. Oh my -- so much to catch up on! First off I love those "Tuffets" -- aren't they fun? And, I love your embroidery work, and your A Tisket A Tasket block! So many cute things! And, I agree -- that toast does look like a little doll dress! I'm a HUGE Tone Finnanger fan -- I really want to make some of her cuties this year, too! Perhaps we can do some together??


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