Friday, December 26, 2008

Mrs. Santa's Workshop & More!

This is just a montage of some of the things I made this year and in year's past (pictures are in random order) along with a few pictures of what I've been doing with month along with pictures of my kids, my grand kids, lots of snow, some decorations and Christmas morning thrown in together.

I just felt badly that I didn't have more time this month to make proper and detailed postings. I hope you all understand. I'm sure you do. I've enjoyed visiting your blogs this past month and seeing all of your decorations, snow pictures, Christmas Projects, Christmas Parties, family pictures and traveling adventures. It's been a wonderful month and I'm so grateful for all of my blessings.

I hope you enjoy the pictures...

With Love from Mrs. Claus
(as my husband started calling me).

Christmas Morning Breakfast Buffet.
Breakfast quiche, fruit, hot chocolate, muffins, and orange juice.

Yum! Yum!

When my Daughter's Family arrived the driveway was blocked from the snow plows and we all had to get out there and shovel so they could park their car. Crazy snow everywhere!

My Son, Mark's helping shovel.

DD Ariel is out there helping too!

Like many of you across the country, we've been covered with snow!

Christmas Eve.
Me with my two middle kids.

Grandson playing with his new toy.

He's going to be an engineer or computer expert.

My Grandson.

Loving the presents!

My grand daughter.

Isn't she a cutie pie?

Here's a close-up of an ornament that my mother gave me from her tree. I really cherish this special ornament and each year we find a prominent spot on the Christmas tree so we can see it each time we look at the tree. It's over 50 years old now.

Here's a peek at the treacherous ice that has formed at our doorstep. I think I'll have to get some yellow caution tape to put up at our door. I finally knocked it down after taking a few pictures.

Here's a great picture my son took from our back patio.

Lots of Snow!

I made this pillow a few years ago as a project for an Enrichment Meeting at Church a few years ago and the quilt was made over 5 years ago.

The embroidery was a pattern and I used it to make this cute Christmas pillow.

This is one of two table runners I made for the R.S. Dinner we had a church. I did a post on the table decorations earlier this month but you couldn't see the table runners. So, here they are.

Mrs. Claus didn't go to bed until 2am on Christmas Eve night. I was busy finishing up my Christmas stockings for the family. I've had the same stockings for over 15 years and I was ready for a change. I also have some really cool embroidered and wool stockings I want to make that will take me a year or two to finish so in the mean time these are the ones we'll use. I also have two fire places so these will get used!

Another view of the stockings.

Thank you to Anna @ Thimbleanna , she inspired me to make these. I've made three for friends and plan on making some more. I think I'll make one of these for part of a belated birthday and blogiversary giveaway that I'll be doing. I'll be busy planning it for the early part of March, so00, Keep checking back!!!

I love this Mary Englebreit fabric.

Close-up of circular cut pinwheel.

I made FIVE of these aprons for my sister, sister-in-laws, daughter, and friend for Christmas.
I also made a different christmas apron for myself.

This pattern is called "Flirty Skirty."

This is my favorite scrappy Kaleidoscope Quilt that I made several years ago. It gets to sit on my dining room table at Christmas time each year.

A closer look.

This is a good look at the interlocking circles that create a secondary pattern. I taught this class several times and I've used this pattern in several other quilts using different colors and fabric.

This is a BUGGY BARN Christmas Tree Skirt.


Material Mary said...

I just have to tell you that I love all your goodies. You are a beautiful quilter and have very great projects. Thanks for sharing.

CJ said...

Love all your photos! It is nice to see your place and family members enjoying Christmas. CUTE stockings and aprons, table runner - you are one busy gal!

Mel said...

Looks like you had a fun Christmas! It's fun to see all your projects, thank you for sharing them!
Best wishes for the New Year!

Patchwork Penguin said...

Everthing is lovely...... oh so Christmassy!!! Is there a pattern or tutorial for the pincushion? They look great!



Trisha said...

Loved seeing all your pictures and hearing about your Christmas! Your quilts etc are all so festive and pretty. I especially like your embroidered pillow! Just gorgeous!

Nedra said...

Looks like Christmas was a good one dispite all the snow! I loved all the cute projects. Tell us where we can get the pattern for the scrappy kaleidoscope quilt. I loved it in the Christmas fabrics.

Thimbleanna said...

WOW Kim! Mrs. Santa sure was busy! I LOVE it all -- the aprons and stockings are just adorable. And the quilts! And I love the ME fabrics in your pincushions -- aren't those pincushions wonderful? I made them for my friends but didn't get mine done -- hopefully this month!

Simply This and That said...

What a Great Christmas post! Loved all the pics. Everything is fantastic! Thanks for sharin! ;o) ooxx`jodi

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I don't know where to start my comment! It is all so wonderful and lovely from the breakfast to the pincushion to the apron to the quilts. So cute Kim. I'd expect nothing less from you. The snow is incredible. They don't plow our culdesac so my neighbor brings his tractor and clears our street. The snow piled outside is incredible. And the ice on the driveway - scary! I'm afraid someone (maybe me!) will fall because of it.

Good to see what you've been up to. I need to make some of those pincushions!

Karen said...

All of your projects are beautiful. I would love to make some of those there a pattern somewhere? Your stockings are just it all;)
Happy New Year;)

Becky said...

Wow! So wonderful! I love all your projects and goodies, especially the Christmas aprons.

I love your blog and just found it through the quilting blogger's directory. I'm new to quilting and so excited especially for your tutorials.

By the way, that cupcakes cookbook is wonderful! I love the red velvet, chocolate malt and salted caramel cupcake recipes.

Busy Little Quilter said...

Like everyone else, I don't know where to start! Everything looked so lovely from the Christmas breakfast, your family, to all of the quilts and quilted projects. You are such a talented person, and I'm so glad I met you in blog land. I look forward to spending another year with you!