The halls have been decked, taken down and put away for another year! It was a pretty simple Christmas this year...my extended family was dealing with flu and stomach virus! Yikes! So I stayed far away....
we had bigger fish to fry anyway....a dead car meant finding a replacement. It's always a fun to find out a couple of days after Christmas that you will need to make a car purchase :(
Oh, well, it had to be done.
I hope you have been able to avoid illness this Christmas and big unexpected purchases!
But Holiday Cheer did fall on my doorstep! I had a couple of wonderful packages from far away friends! Yay! I love packages!
Sweet Clare surprised me with this fabulous stocking full of goodies and a lovely pair of socks (I love fun socks). The stocking is fashioned from a vintage quilt top! Clare stitched it so perfectly and filled it to the rim with goodies (most of which were eaten by the time I got a photo)!
And then, my dear friend, Susan, spoiled me with a super cute zippered pouch, a Liberty appliqued feather tea towel and sweet piece of gingham (which I already put to good use). My daughter, Molly, and I could not get over the precision in this hand stitched applique! The most delicate blanket stitch I have ever seen!
I cherish these two friends....I am so lucky they spoil me so :)
I have been on a bit of a zippy pouch run lately. I made several for friends and family for Christmas...and why stop now?
If you recall I was stitching some clamshells out of wool felt...
I used Valdani perle cotton to outline each curve...bold and bright!
Then I used this piece to make a little zippy pouch!
A rainbow, clamshell, wool zippy pouch!
Add a pom-pom for a zipper pull...and a few
gold chocolate coins....well, those might be a few of the goodies from Clare...
Hope you enjoyed your holidays! Hope you stayed healthy (and didn't have to buy a new car)....
Here's to a quilty good 2015!