• Finished Quilts in 2010

    Click pictures for full details! Julia's Field of Blessings See Mom, I *Can* Make Snowmen in Texas! All Shook Up Pansies & Primroses Vintage Spring Vintage Baby A Bad Copy
  • Finished Quilts in 2009

    Click pictures for full details! Sunshine & Swimming Pools Loving Hands Boy Woogies Carina's Quilt Front Charity Quilt 1 Charity Quilt 2
  • Finished Quilts: Previous Years

    My sister's quilt Elena's Signature Quilt Cosmic Spiral Simona's Flower Garden ...And Everything Nice The Wool Quilt The Original Woogie
  • Finished Craft Projects

    Traveling Car Playmat Brown Bear Matching Cards
  • Finished Girls’ Dresses & Costumes

  • Quilt To Do List

    *Julia's "Baby" Quilt
    *Bethlehem Quilt
    *Kaffe Fassett String Quilt
    *Star Happy Batik Quilt
    *Red & Tan Single Wedding Ring Quilt (blocks made)
    *Batik Charm Square Quilt
    *Lingerie Quilt
    *Purple & Gold Mystery Quilt (just needs quilting!)
    *Eagle paper-pieced Quilt (@ half pieced)
  • Other Craft Project To Do List

    *Alphabet Matching Card Game
    *Apple/Pear Dress for Elena
    *Pillow Case Dress for Julia
    *Knit Dress for Elena (need to do post!)
    *Knit Shorts for Me
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Crafty Advent Countdown: 23 Days

So I figure I ought to explain a bit about ALL the homemade Christmas decorations I have.  When the kids in my family started moving out, my Mom started making them Santas each Christmas.  We are all out of the house now, and we all now get to look forward to a homemade gift by my Mom.

It has now evolved to Santas OR quilts OR pillows OR just whatever crafty Christmas-y thing she can make.  It seems good Santa patterns are hard to find, so if you know of any, let me know and I’ll forward them to my Mom!

OH, and when I say “kids in my family” and “We are all out of the house now,” I am referring to 7 kids!  SO, my mom has made 7 of these most years, and 8 on years she actually manages to complete her own too!

On to today’s Santa — a little more folksy today:


He has a silver bell that belongs on the end of his hat, but it fell off this year while unpacking and is sitting in the bear’s lap.  Hopefully I’ll get around to sewing it back on.

Here’s the side of today’s Santa, with a little sneak preview of some others you will be seeing soon:


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