Thursday, December 22, 2011

Two More Gifts Done & Reflection on Christmas Pasts...

I finished two more gifts.  The first is for my sis~in~love, but shhhh she doesn't know!  I will mail it out after Christmas.  Her favorite color is purple/lavender and her name starts with a "K".  Bet you could have figured out that one!!  The frame is leaded glass & stained glass with wire & bead accents.  I fell in love with it when I found it & knew that I would make something with it for her.
 The 2nd gift was for my friend, Sonya of Counting My Blessings.  She is so talented & receives so many beautiful things from her blogging friends that I wasn't sure what to make her.  I am NOT a seamstress AT ALL, so I don't' know what got into me to even make it, but I loved the pattern in the Jan/Feb issue of Create & Decorate.  I have to say that I really enjoyed making it.  I know I will be making more next year!!  I think I need one too!  The glass candle holder the pin cushion is on has vintage white buttons in it!  I couldn't resist adding them!  This is design of patchwork pieces that have been machine quilted on batting. 
I am done making gifts now.  I remember many years ago, when I had younger kids, {I was younger too!  ;-)} staying up most of Christmas Eve night getting presents done for family members.  I learned that making last minute gifts, buying on Christmas Eve, & wrapping presents late into the night, did not make for a Merry Christmas & jolly Mom!!  I was so frazzled & exhausted that all I wanted to do was take a nap instead of cooking a huge meal!  Things are much more laid back now than they were when our kids were little.  We used to have both my family & my hubby's family at our house with him & I cooking the turkey & trimmings.  Now, we just have our eldest & his lovely wife over for the main meal on Christmas Day this year.  We already had a little get together with our other kids last weekend.  For us, it will be a pretty quiet Christmas.  But that is ok.  Next year we will have little twin babies to cuddle & love! 


I'm linking to these parties:
Sugar Pink Boutique~Friday Fun Link up Party
French Country Cottage~ Feathered Nest Friday
2805~ Potpourri Friday #16
At The Picket Fence~Inspiration Friday #45
The Charm Of Home~ Home Sweet Home #46
From My Front Porch~Treasure Hunt Thursday #36
Katherine's Corner~Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop  15
The Shabby Nest~ Frugal Friday
How Sweet the Sound~Pink Saturday
Coastal Charm~Nifty Thrifty Tuesday #94 


Our Hopeful Home said...

The recipients are lucky indeed! I'm really impressed with that pincushion. :) It's the most elgant pincushion I've ever seen! And right now I'm that frazzled mom (stomach flu going thru my house as I write this!) Must remember the reason for the season..have a blessed and joyful holiday.

Unknown said...

Oh Cindy! Your sis and Sonya will love their gifts!!! the present you made for Sonya is stunning! The colours and materials are drop dead gorgeous!!! I drooled over teh rose, great picks! Im not surprised you chose her too, shes such a sweetie pie! Not everyday you meet ppl like her! :) I wish you a most wonderful Christmas! That all your dreams come true and thank you for being my bogy friend! :)


Katherines Corner said...

So pretty, whomever receives these will surely be pleased. thank you for sharing and for linking to Thursday Favorite Things blog Hop at Katherines Corner. Merry Christmas Hugs!

Sugar Pink Boutique said...

Simply gorgeous I love all of your creations the pincushion is beautiful!!! Thank you so much for linking up at Merry Christmas and God bless you and yours, Jennifer

Charmingdesigns said...

beautiful! Merry Christmas

Honey at 2805 said...

Your Christmas gifts are truly stunning!

Thank you for sharing this beautiful post at Potpourri Friday! Have a very Merry Christmas and wonderful Holiday Season!

Sonya Badgley said...

Yes! I LOVE the pincushion, Cindy! Thank you SO much! You are a sweet friend that I feel so blessed to have met in blogland and then find out that you live right around the corner! :)
Merry Christmas to you, dear girl!

Olivia said...

Oh so darling and sweet! Merry Christmas!