Saturday, December 19, 2009


It is the beginning of Christmas week, and I still have some loose ends to finish; but I did manage to complete these projects this past week.

I made these two potholders using Irene Berry's paper-pieced patterns. They will be enclosed with home-made candy for a long-time friend.

It is so hard to shop for my 95-year old Mother-in-law, so this year we went through some old pictures of her ancestors and family. I scrap booked a small heritage book for her.

And finally, I actually managed to finish knitting our youngest grandchild his Christmas stocking. He has been neglected, in that I have made every one's stocking for their first Christmas. He is 7 years old already - bad Grammy!!

I'm about finished except for the mountain of cooking necessary for the week. How are you coming on your preparations for the celebration of the birth of Jesus?


bj said...

O, Sally...I have shopped all day and tonight have made a Yuletide Coffee Cake for Christmas morning at daughter's house and a Cranberry Nut Loaf for brunch at son's house on Christmas morning. We have all our family here for Christmas Eve..big meal, presents and stockings..Then, Mr. Sweet and I get up early on C. morning and drive the 11 miles to daughter's house for breakfast and to see what the kids got from Santa..about an hour later, we drive 22 miles to son's for a late brunch and to see what THEY all got....Then, in the afternoon, they go to their spouses parents for lunch.
A perfect Christmas for all...

I am loving your pot holders. NEXT year, maybe I can order some from you...I would LOVE to have some pretty ones like this to go with my food gifts. Think about it and decide how much and if you want to do it....ok?
Love your knitted stocking. I am trying to think which blog I saw another knitted one and it was cute, too...hmmmm...
xo bj

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Those potholders are fantastic! I do not have the patience and precision for quilting. That is quite an art!

Anonymous said...

Sally- you are so amazing! Already done with your MIL book!!
It was so much fun seeing you at HL! I told Bill I am beginning to finally feel I'm here, home, bumping into people when I go places! WE actually saw 3 different people that day!

I am baking 60 loaves of breads for neighbors, coffee and chat friends, and the people we see on Tuesdays for bread dist plus a few others. 28 down- l batch would not cooperate in coming out of pans so lost almost all of them- :(


Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Sally! What wonderfully thoughtful gifts! I love that you have made them by hand and put so much thought and love into them! That is what Christmas gifts are all about! Have a wonderful Christmas with your family!...hugs...Debbie

PAT said...

I love the potholders Sally!

I am wrapping gifts today. We only give to the g'kids, so there aren't as many as there used to be. However, we play that crazy dice game every year. Each person provides 5 gifts. I have 10 of those to wrap. That game is so much fun and the kids always look forward to it. I think they get as much of a kick out of shopping for the game as they do playing the game and I think they like that as much as gifts under the tree. Even the little ones get in on the fun.

Merry Christmas!

Shelia said...

Hi Sally! Oh, I love those potholders you've created. You're just wonderful! And the scrapbook - what a treasure!
I want to wish you and your family a wonderful blessed Christmas,
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Those pot holders turned out great, and the heritage book is such a wonderful idea. I know your m-i-l will be thrilled with it. Your neglected grandchild will certainly be relieved that he is included in the stockings this year! Your pictures and mosacs look great! Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas. laurie

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Sally those pot holders are just beautiful! I know she will love them! The scrapbook is such a good idea! I've often thought of doing one for my husband with photos of his grandparents (he's really hard to shop for).

I hope you and your family have an absolutely wonderful Christmas!