From our Families to Yours...

Wishing you all a blessed Christmas!

Alisa and family
Suzanne and family

"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing,
so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope."
Romans 15:13


Book Character Day

I finally uploaded my pictures from the past month onto the computer and realized I didn't show you our costumes from Book Character Day.  (Now hopefully my computer doesn't crash as it's been acting up lately!)

Here we have....Gandalf, Blabbermouth, and  Princess Rachel !

I spent the most time on the Gandalf costume.  The only thing I bought was a brown curtain for the cape!  I just cut it to the right length and put a tie through the casing at the top.  For the robe I used a fabric I had in my stash that's pretty heavy and doesn't really fray.  Lukas made the beard using this tutorial.  The hat is based on this tutorial except I used the plastic from a crazy carpet sled for the brim :)
Close up of the hat.  Definitely the hardest part but I'm happy with the result and Lukas was very, very pleased!


Quilts for Charity

Last February when we had our quilt retreat we asked everyone to bring a blue/white and green/white 9 patch so we could make a quilt for the Pregnancy Care Center.
The 9 patch blocks we started with...
They sat in my sewing room until May when Fenna from FABulous Home Sewn spear headed a sew-a-long for Pregnancy Care Centres.  It was a good push to get it done!  Laura, from Crafty Hour, and I worked on it together, making it a disappearing 9-patch quilt.
Over the next couple of months Laura made a few more quilts with fabric from Fat Quarter Shop that they generously donated.  Laura pieced and I quilted this cute Dr. Seuss one.
Check out the flickr pool and see the other sewing and quilts they made.  Still a few more to be made from all the fabric that was donated.  Hopefully we can do that this winter sometime.