Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Photo Flood

Since this is such a busy time of year I am going to flood you with photos rather than lots of chatter. These are the little wool ornaments that I made for my grandchildren this year. Little penguins. If you read my post from a few weeks ago you will notice that they go with the penguin gift theme. I am pleased to say that my grandkids look forward to their ornaments each year and love looking back through their collections from over the years. That is what makes it worth it to me!

Below is a photo from Thanksgiving of me with three of the little darlings. August and Katie on top and Grey on the bottom getting a little tickle of encouragement to smile.

 And the tree! We all love our own tree, filled with love and memories from years gone by and usually something new as well. My Williamsburg Medallion Quilt is the backdrop.
 I found the perfect spot for my little red hexagon table topper. My little rocking horses and reindeer are playing merry-go-round on the pedestal plate. That is my Wintergreen pattern in the background--still available on my website!

 If you have been reading my blog for a long while you may remember this little cute tree quilt. I designed the pattern and have the instructions for FREE on my website. This version is smaller than the directions specify. I made so many of these for gifts! And so did many of you! If this design is new to you be sure and see the gallery.

Lastly, I want to share my Tone it Down quilt from last winter's American Patchwork and Quilting magazine. If you are on Instagram, go to #apqquiltalong and you can see lots of variations, including the original by Lissa Alexander, commonly know as the very talented ModaLissa. Right-she designs for Moda Fabrics!  Anyway, I love mine! The pattern is actually called Burgoyne Surrounded, a very old pattern after a Revolutionary War general. Lissa updated the pattern in a beautiful way! (I know--if you follow all these links you will be here all night!)

 I hope you are enjoying this wonderful season of hope and love!


Cathy said...

You made a wonderful Tone It Down! Great use of your stash of neutrals.

Janet O. said...

Cute, cute penguin ornaments!! Original design?
What a sweet photo of you with three of your gks.
You have some lovely Christmas decor with your pretty quilts in holiday appropriate colors. : )
Your Tone It Down looks so nice!

Cheryl said...

Merry Christmas, Marcie. Looks so festive and what a precious picture with the grandkids. May I ask where you found the red and white twine?

Lori said...

Fun days and great decor, Marcie. Merry Christmas!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Your little penguins are adorable! I have Tone It Down on my bucket list--yours is beautiful!

Tina said...

Oh my goodness! Your quilts and decorating are just beautiful!! And I love the picture of you with your grandkids - what cuties!!!!!

Janet said...

I enjoyed all of your pictures. What a cute idea with the pedestal plate and the candles and rocking horses - I love it! Your Tone it down quilt looks marvellous!!

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

WOW! Your quilts are beautiful (so is your family). You have created heirlooms for your children and grandchildren

Kyle said...

Wonderful Christmas decorations. Your family is so sweet and I love this years ornaments. What a great tradition. Your Tone It Down quilt is beautiful