Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy New Year!!

There was a bit of silliness to Christmas this year...Stephen has decided that wearing the ugliest Christmas sweater he can find will be a new tradition for him. He found this a Good Will for $10 and at an ugly sweater party that he attended...he was offered $50! Too funny...not to mention it is a ladies cardigan! That's my son for ya...here he is posing with his Grandma...my Mom...and Ben...they are always up for matching sweaters.

Another bit of silliness came at the unwrapping of the gifts...and the snuggies...all the boys got them...and so there was the snuggie war between the Dodgers and Angels...don't they look cute! Those are my three boys in the Angels...and my brother in law, Joe, and nephew, Alex , in the dreaded Dodger snuggies! I can tell you that my boys have already been getting a lot of use out of them...it has been cold and wet here and Don uses his to root on his fantasy football team! I tried it out...and I must admit...they are pretty cozy! Thanks Mom...they were a hit!

Lola enjoyed Christmas morning at our house...she got lots of goodies in her stocking and quickly chewed off all the appendages of this crazy chicken Santa brought her.

Stella enjoyed her first Christmas too! Always happy...she enjoyed climbing on the boxes...more than unwrapping them. She brought in quite a haul too!




I wanted to show you a few things I made before Christmas...here is a cat ornament...this is an older pattern I had made years ago...I just updated it a bit. This one went to my partner in Australia, Janice, as part of an exchange.




I made several of these too. The Santas are made out of the wool clothing I recycled and were more work than I had planned on, but fun. It is a table topper or wall hanging...whatever you like...I sent one to Janice as part of the exchange...and I made them for my sisters, Mom, and a couple of good friends. I hope they enjoy them!




I made this bag for Selin...Joseph's sweet girl friend. We got all the kids Glen Ivy gift cards, so I thought a bag to carry everything in would be good...






This is Anna's bag...she is Stephen's darling girl friend...she needed a big tote too, for her Glen Ivy outings...







I made some dish towels too...these were for my Mom...her kitchen is chickens...these were fun...I made some other dish towels for my sweet sister in law up north, but I forgot to take a photo before I sent them...oh well...anyway...these are some of the things I had been working on. Now that the New Year is here I will start some new projects...I have a few things in mind and I can't wait to get started...actually I have been doing some red work snow men and I will show them to you when I get a bit further on the project.
It has been cold, rainy and windy here...perfect weather for sewing and crafting...
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Years and that 2011 will bring you nothing but joy, good health and plenty of time to work on all of your projects!
Enjoy the day, my friends!









13 comments:

Cyndi said...

Hi Linda! You have an absolutely beautiful family! That Stella is an angel! And Lola is pretty cute, too! :o) Looks like you all have such a fun time...silliness is a good thing!

All of the gifts you made were fantastic and I'm sure that they were eagerly received and greatly appreciated. You have a lot of talent, my friend!

Happy New Year to you and yours!

XOXO,

Cyndi

Greenearth said...

What great Christmas photos, and what a great new tradition you have established.

You asked about the flooring at my latest blogpost. It is the original hardwood planks that were under the lino, sanded and treated with a VOC friendly finish.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What wonderful family photos, Linda! I love the idea of a crazy Christmas sweater party..what fun! Baby Stella is adorable! Little children bring such joy to the holiday.

Each and every gift you made was beautiful and obviously made with love.! I'm sure the recipients were very happy.

Happy and healthy new year!

Jennifer said...

Greetings from Glen Ivy! We hope you and your family had a wonderful and joy-filled holiday season (from the photos it sure looks that you did!). You are extremely talented and I'm sure the recipients of your gifts could feel and appreciate the time and thoughtfulness that went into each.

Happy New Year!
-Your friends at Glen Ivy Hot Springs

Kris said...

I love the ugly sweater!!! Hey..you aren't Dodger fans?

Farmchick said...

Stella is just a doll. And, so happy with the box! Love the ugly sweater. I have some friends who do this each year and it is a hoot.

Yvette said...

OMG! You aren't a Dodger fan?? How can I visit here anymore?? LOL!!!!!
What great pictures!!!

I love that cat ornament, it is just adorable.
All of the bags are great too, as usual.
Happy New Year!

Eden said...

Beautiful Christmas photos. Stella is such a cutie. I enjoyed this post. Thanks for sharing.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Oh...it looks like you had such a fun time at Christmas (-: The decorations you made are so nice...my favorite are the chicken towels; did you embroidary them? Very, very cute!

Chookyblue...... said...

the gifts you made for the SSCS are lovely........thanks for being part of the SSCS 2010........

also love the bags as usual.........

bettyl said...

It looks like a Happy Christmas was had by one and all!

♥-Icy BC-♥ said...

A little bit of silliness is the best thing of all. It's wonderful to laugh..

Julie (Legacy Crafter) said...

Love your post. The snuggies were really popular this year. I gave my two nephews one and they were thrilled to get them and I thought they were so goofy at first.. what did I know?

Love the towels you made. How did you do the design? Is that sewn on or drawn w/ some sort of pen that works on cloth? they are really neat

God Bless, julie