I baked cookies for Hogan.
And I sewed.
First, I cut out and completed (or almost-completed; need to hand-sew binding) three Holiday Ornament Mini Quilts, a free design by FreshlyPieced found on the Bernina weallsew.com website.
I took several liberties with my version, making smaller (1-3/4") and fewer half-square triangles; tilting the ornament on the background fabric and machine blanket-stitching it; and hand-embroidering (chain stitch) a wire at the ornament top.
I did a little different background quilting on each one, using a very pale green 50-weight Aurifil thread.
It was appropriate to take a picture in one of our two holly trees.
Though each hanging has a different backing fabric, this one is my favorite. The triangles sewn in each top corner are for hanging.
After Christmas eve worship, I returned to sewing to complete the block, and then quilted and bound it Christmas day. This is the back, also with triangles sewn on each top corner, for hanging
Simple feather-looking quilting on the flamingo, and a background of horizontal waves. I used a natural linen fabric for the background which proved to be a poor choice. It was stretchy and ravely. If I make more flamingos, I'll certainly use a quilting cotton instead.
Florence ended up 20" X 28". I'm anticipating taking down a wall quilt so I can hang up this one, though I do like it posed in our front yard Bismarck palm.
Christmas eve in Kansas City and these three cousins posed together: Tripp, Tay and Aesa (the two on the right are my grandsons). They are handsome young men!
In Texas, Luke was plumb tuckered after a Christmas day spent playing with new toys.
Maybe you looked like that on Christmas day too! I hope it was merry and blessed! Linda