Saturday, January 1, 2011

1-1-11 Happy New Year!

Was so thrilled to receive this wonderful hooked rug from Kelley, a Yahoo friend, for Christmas.  Kelley makes the most gorgeous rugs, and I was thrilled to receive one of her wonderful creations.

Our oldest daughter drew these pictures of her Grandmother as a young girl, a teenager, and a young woman (1930s - 1940s) for her sister's Christmas present.  We all were thrilled so see what a wonderful, heartfelt present she gave her sister, and we are so proud of her drawing talent.

Think this is the year of the little quilt as I have been reading on many others' blogs, so wanted to show one I finished and handquilted in 2010.  Little quilts appeal on so many levels: its a way to test out different fabric color combinations; an incentive to finish a project from start to finish when time and patience are limited; and they are so fun to display!  I love the hand quilted look, and since this was my first attempt on a little quilt, hopefully I will become better at it...  I can already imagine different designs and thread colors to use on the next one.

Looking forward to a great 2011, and I am so grateful to have met so many fellow bloggers during 2010 whose blogs I have thoroughly enjoyed, and who have enriched my life through comments left on my blog.  Can't wait to see the projects we all have ahead of us this year!


Mary said...

Very talented daughter and absolutely beautiful little quilt! I've made little quilts for years for all the reasons you mentioned. And my 2 1/2 year old granddaughter is so glad I did - she goes for the pile as soon as she walks in the door, then for the cloth doll. You can't do that with queen size quilts!

Lori said...

Your daughter really has talent!!
What a fun rug to recieve!

Janet said...

I love your little quilt! You are brave to have quilted it in contrasting thread - it really shows off your stitching.
Your daughter's drawings are wonderful! What an awesome gift.

The Quilted Finish ph 02 63310084 said...

Your daughter is so talented, her drawings are beautiful. I love the contrast of the dark fabric next to the colourful nine patch blocks. I have only made a couple of small quilts but will definitely make some more this year to try out some ideas I have for some fabrics I recently purchased. Happy New Year!

Janet said...

Wow, your daughter has a talent for drawing, they are wonderful and such a special gift. I do like a small quilt now and again, they are a good break from the big ones. Love the rug!

Karen said...

I noticed the quilt in your header right away and the stitching! Good finish.

The rug would be perfect for a sewing room.

Barb said...

Happy New Year
Your little rug is just adorable. I love the colors.
Your daughter is so talented. I love the three different ages, what a special piece.
Cute, cute cute doll quilt. I love hand quilted doll quilts, makes them special.

Ann Champion said...

I love your little quilt. It looks so nice with the hooked rug piece.
I need to make a small quilt every once in a while. It makes me feel like I've accomplished something1 :)
The drawings are wonderful. What a wonderful gift!

Juliann said...

Love that new quilt in your header!