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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Christmas Presents

I am told it is 4 days before it will be Christmas Day 2013.  Since I live in my own world, I'm clearly not aware of the date now when Christmas Day falls and I still have several gifts to make.  Since my embroidery machine is laying belly up without a pulse, those gifts will have to wait until the Babylock technician can revive her.

I'm sharing some gifts I have made for Christmas least the one's I remembered to take photos of during these past few months.

 A large I-Spy quilt for my boys when they lay on the sofa.  It was beautifully quilted by Joanne from Splitting Stitches Longarm Quilting (she quilted all of the quilts in this post).  There are no two blocks alike and the boys will have a ball playing with this quilt.
 This quilt was made for one of my mother's doctors, at her request.  The pattern is Big Ten by Swirley Girl Designs.   
I can't say who this is for in my blog post as someone just may pop in and read the I'm just not saying.... :)

This is as far as I got on the drink koozies before my machine passed out cold.  They will be nice when they are all finished.

These are the machine embroidery gifts that I remembered to take photos of....what is wrong with me?  I typically take photos of brain must need to be called back home.

A reflection of our Christmas tree in the window...I thought it looked so pretty with the snow on the bushes out front of our house.

I hope all is well in your world....I'd love to hear about your experiences during the holidays.



  1. Those are beautiful gifts. I really need to learn how to use my machine, would love to do embroidery items. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas.


  2. I haven't used the embroidery attachment for some time--your post is inspiring. Have a Merry Christmas and keep warm. XOXO

  3. These are beautiful, and the recipients are blessed to be given the results of your talents!

  4. Your machine died? Bummer!!! Glad to see you are getting back to your old self. I miss her! The embroidery looks fun... and the quilts are lovely!

  5. Danhters and granddaughters arrived today! So that is! 10'days of giggles, coOkies, presents and fun excursions! Happy Hildays Kelly!

  6. I'm so sorry to hear that your machine is sick, mine usually goes to the doctors sometime during the holidays. The Christmas tree picture is so pretty, it looks like a Christmas card.

  7. Oh my, what happened to the machine? Could it be you worked it to death? It really is annoying when they go out just when you need them.

    I love that quilt for ??? I will be watching the mail. heheehhee

  8. Beautiful gifts, Kelly! I'm sorry about your machine dying. Maybe the repairman can breath life back into it soon. Merry Christmas!

  9. You have been busy making gifts. They all look beautiful. Sorry your machine is "belly up". Not a good time for a machine to get sick. I hope your repair person can get it fixed so it can come home soon.


  10. The quilts, the towels, the can wraps, the tree - all very lovely. And that's the best way (the ONLY way) to see snow - thru someone else's window! :) hugs & healing thoughts to you all, including Miss Baby!

  11. Dang woman, you've been busy!!!!! Love how the doc's quilt came out. He will LOVE it!

    Chillaxing today. Got a migraine earlier.. not fun. We're just going to hang here this Christmas. Just hubby and I. Want to just take it easy.

  12. Must be you were productive while recuperating. How is that ankle? All your projects would love to find a place in my house. LOL I too have been on a sewing frenzy for the holiday. I made the boys furry backpack monsters. They are just darling! I'm sure they will be a hit! I know if I were 6 and 7 I'd want to sleep with mine. Have a blessed and peaceful Christmas. Will the girls be with you during the holidays?

  13. Your gifts are beautiful and I hope no surprise were ruin by the writing of this post ;)

    We have been having a wonderful time, doing all things Christmas for the past few weeks. My decorating, shopping and wrapping have been done for a while now. My stockings are stuffed and we did the food shopping today!! Everything is falling in to place beautifully!!

    Merry Christmas Kelly, I hope you have a wonderful holiday!!

  14. All your gifts are beautiful and with all that has gone on in your life this year I don't know how you accomplished all with all that has gone on this year

  15. You have been it...and hope you had a Merry Christmas!!


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