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2010 Quilts

Here's pictures of the quilts and/or projects I finished in 2010.  I know these are all the quilts, but I'm not sure if I got all the little crafty things I finished on here.  Sometimes I foget to take pictures.  Or they were part of a bigger quilt like the pieces I did for the Loose Threads ribbon quilts.  I only finished 13 of the 25 quilts on my resolution list for 2010.  However, one of the quilts on the list has 12 different mini quilts and there are 2 of those finished.  Then I have the top of one other finished and I hope to get that quilted or at least started this weekend.  Tomorrow I work on the new years resolution list!








When you see them all together you can really see I don't have a particular style of quilting.  I'm game to try anything and any color.
Tomorrow comes the "NEW LIST OF RESOLUTION QUILTS".  Today it's all about putting Christmas decor away.  Which I'm stalling because I dread going back and forth to the storage shed to get t…

2010 Ornament Exchange and other gifts

Every year my family exchanges home-made ornaments for Christmas.  It's so fun each year to see what we all come up with.    Here are the ornaments I made this year for everyone. Of course I also make them for my nephews and niece (except I didn't get a picture of my nieces ornament yet.)  I did all mine with counted cross-stitch except for the Santa - my embroidery machine did that. 


And this is what I received in return.  I'm showing the ornament my husband gave me this year.  He actually has been giving me these collectible ornaments for the last 6 years. 
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And other crafty items received and made are here.
The buffalo watercolor was done my mother-in-law for my husband.  It was from a picture he took on his big adventure earlier this year.  She has always been artistic but usually with oil paints and at 82 decided she wanted to try something new and started taking…

Some gifts received (and sneaking in one I'm giving)

Okay maybe I'm not sneaking it in because I'm going to start the blog with it.  My step-daughter asked me to make her husband and my grandson matching hooded towels because her hubby Chad just thinks they are so cool.  She even found a blog with directions on how to make them.  (Thanks http://www.makeandtakes.com/easy-hooded-bath-towel).  So I made these.  I know Kelly checks my blog occassionally but I don't think Chad does so it's safe to share this.

Chad's is made with a bath sheet and Jack's is made with a regular sized towel.  I hope they'll like them.

Now being part of  two very talented friendship groups, I have been getting some wonderful gifts.  Here are just a few of the handmade items.  This is just a tip of the iceburg of the wonderful gifts I've received - not all of them.

Anna Koelewyn belongs to both the groups I'm in and for one she made us these cute magnetic pin holders.  They are just clay saucers she's painted and glued stron…

The Great Reveal

The Material Girls Friendship Group met today for our Christmas party and the big reveal.  In spring we exchanged signature blocks and we had until today to make a quilt with them.  We were missing 4 of our group for various reasons and they were all missed.  I hope to see their quilts soon though. Since this is my blog - my quilt is first. Mine is a wall hanging that will hang above our bed in the Cambria house.   I'm showing the pictures of the blocks when we got them and the finished products.
These neutrals were Adena Joseph's.  She not only made this quilt with neutrals, she made us each ATC cards and she made herself a tote bag to carry her quilt around.  She plans on doing an applique around the border when she finds the time. 

Anna wanted orange and pink - love how she added the turquoise.  Gives the blocks a whole new look.  


Carol Chadwick wanted oriental fans and she twisted them in her setting which gives it a very untraditional fan setting, which I love.

Deb…