For my last post of 2oo7 I would like to say thank you to all of you out there who read my blog. I don't have a huge leadership and I am being completely honest when I say that I would probably blog even if noone read because I enjoy writing and I have always been our "family historian" so it seems like a blog is just natural. That being said, I LOVE to hear from all of you. Sometimes I "meet" people on the web, on the CA list, Ravelry, other blogs who have been reading my blog but have never commented and I am surprised. During the holidays I have not been doing as much blog reading due to time constraints, however I do visit everyone's blogs and have so much fun. My only complaint with blogger is not having a comment system where I can directly email you back. I am trying to get more organized at that, so I apologize if I have seemingly "ignored" your comment. I read them all!
Before I got eat the supper that hubby is kindly making for me (he takes such good care of me when I am really sick like this), I wanted to share a couple Christmas pictures I forgot.
This is the Christmas stocking that I grew up with. The white stocking part has actually been replaced a couple times as the felt has worn through the years from use and hanging on the fireplace (it gets a little browned, but that's not an issue anymore). My Mommy made this for me circa 1970 and I used it as my stocking until 1999 when I had new quilted stockings that were wedding gifts. Now we use the quilted stockings that I made last year. I still treasure this and when we live in a place where we have a place to hang them again I will probably always hang this one. It is made from felt (when felt was real and nice quality) and she sewed sequins and beads on it. My brother Danny had a matching one with a toy soldier on it. The stocking is on the backside of a doll quilt I made my daughters.
Here is the doll quilt. I made two naturally! I have been planning this all year and waited until the last minute! :o) You cannot tell by looking but it is a 9 patch set 3x4 with a border and self-bound from the pink flannel backing. The prints do not have a lot of contrast but in person look cute. They are blue and pink hearts, a nice quilting cotton I picked up when I worked at Best Fabric Outlet in 1987! Yep! I used stash! LOL If I were to plan another one I would use more contrasting fabrics. The girls like them though and think they are pretty. I also made their baby dolls a bunting to wear.
Well, dinner is ready. If you read this tonight, will you please pray my migraine disappears? Thank you.
Happy New Year's Eve!