Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas

Getting ready for tomorrow night  - wrapping gifts and baking lasagna  - and wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Christmas Cookies

I made Christmas Cookies today.  My Mom made these every year at Christmas when I was growing up and when my children were growing up too.  Everybody loves these cookies and how could you not love them  - there is one pound of butter in the recipe and a little shot of rum!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Bernina Quilt Frame

Last week I brought home the three boxes that contained my new Bernina Quilt Frame.  It wasn't very hard to put together, but it took my husband and I five hours to finish.  The frame is set up in the new room in our basement.  (Sydney is there inspecting our work)

I've got an old quilt top loaded on and my sewing machine in place - ready to go. Since I won't mind if there are mistakes on this quilt I chose it for my first attempt at quilting on the frame.  There is probably going to be a big learning curve but I am excited at the idea of finishing bigger quilts myself.

So here is a photo of my first bit of quilting - simple stippling which doesn't look too bad and a couple of disastrous attempts at a flower design.  I definitely need lots of practice.