Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas Presents

We had an enjoyable Christmas at home with our children--it was great to be able to spend time together and just enjoy the season. We enjoyed the family and friends we were able to visit with and missed those loved ones who we weren't able to see this year.
Here is a beautiful framed piece I received from my friend Dawn. I absolutely love it! How did she know that I've really been wanting to make quilts with hexagons? The stitchery is lovely and perfectly complements the block! Thanks, Dawn!



And here are a few more of my "quilty" goodies...the angel on the left is a lovely gift from Valerie who was my SSCS partner. She is gorgeous and came with such a lovely stand as well! The quilt book and the "May your bobbin always be full" sign came from my friend Gail (no blog), and the gorgeous needle case and wooden spool ornament are also gifts from Dawn. I also received a beautiful iron quilt rack that I've already hung on the wall in the front entryway...first on my list is to make a new quilt for it!

I love the days after Christmas as well...I didn't venture out to shop, but instead I'm busy getting organized for the new year, putting things away, and getting ready for lots of new projects that I can't wait to share!

13 comments:

Kritta22 said...

Do you want to organize and clean more? I got a house just fr you!! LOL

I'm so glad you had a wonderful Christmas. SOunds like fun!

Simone de Klerk said...

I am glad to hear you had such a wonderful Christmas! Your presents are lovely! Good luck with cleaning and organizing. I try to do a bit each day, but somehow forget (is it really forgetting?)

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Isn't Dawn clever. That is such a great gift. Well they all are. I'm glad it was a good holiday for you and yours.

Nan said...

I am finally catching up with blog reading, and have spent a bit of time at yours. Beautiful gifts you've made and beautiful gifts you received! Good luck with the organizing, and I can't wait to see the new projects. Happy New Year!

Nedra said...

You'll have to give us a book review of "The Tale of Alices Quilt". It's one I haven't seen before. Looks like you had a nice quilty Christmas.

Joy said...

Your framed hexagons are gorgeous - I have a weakness for hexies, love 'em :o). You got some fabulous gifts Sherri!! That book looks good, I haven't heard of that one before. You'll have to let us all know what it's like ;o).
Have a great New Year ...
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Stephanie said...

Lovely gifts! I'll be able to get organized once everyone is back at work and school. Then I'll lock myself away and sew new projects.

Carrie P. said...

Your gifts are beautiful. I especially like the framed stitchery. What a great way to start the new year, organized!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Oh what lovely gifts you received...Sherri you were very lucky.

The NELSON Family said...

What great presents! I love the "May your bobbin always be full!"

Julia said...

Your gifts are beautiful. I especially like the framed stitchery. What a great way to start the new year, organized...that's what I should be doing!

Purple and Paisley said...

wow...what great gifts! dawn's piece is wonderful and how i love that angel! was it handmade or is there a tag on it...i must have one! happy new year!

Stina said...

Love your gifts!! :o)The little sign is sooo cute..!