Saturday, February 2, 2013

January Happenings!

 The pond at my brother-in-law's was frozen enough to skate on this past weekend.  It's not often that it is cold enough to freeze it and for it to be nice enough ice to skate on.  Thanks to my brother-in-law for spending 1.5 hours to shovel it off only for it to rain for the next 2 days.   
 This is my husband trying some fancy moves. 
 My daughter Krista and her boyfriend Matt!
 My son Michael was also home for the weekend from university.
 One of the new projects that I wanted to work on for months but was waiting for the laser cut "Silhouettes" to  arrive.  They finally came!  I know it is past Fall but now there is plenty of time to get this tabletopper or wallhanging done for September.  I just need to finish the machine quilting and binding.  Kits are available for $79.50 (fabric, pattern, 3 pkgs of  Silhouettes and binding.)
 We were doing a demo night at the guild so I decided to do it on the Twister Tool. 
This is  "Snowman Twist"!  He has a 3 dimensional scarf that hangs to the side and down.  "Snowman Twist" pattern is available is 3 sizes so you can use the regular Twister tool (5" squares) or the mini (3 1/2" squares) or the itty bitty (2 1/2" squares) .  I used the mini and without binding it measures 33" x 36".
 Another project that I finished just before Christmas was an Advent wallhanging  using the "Stocking Stuffers" panel.  With some the the cordinating fabric in that line I made the wallhanging to hold the 25 little stockings. 
 This the panel from the "Stocking Stuffers" fabric line by Northcott.    I cut the stockings out, sewed them together and attached them with little snowflake buttons.
 Another cute item I made up was the "Nail Salon in a Bag"  The bag holds 8 bottles of nailpolish and there is lots of room for the other items.  The pattern comes with a tool holder as well. 
 Zachary and Lucas turned 2!!!!!   Another special happening in January!
A big box, what can be inside?
(Mom is in the background expecting baby boy no. 4)
 Sometimes the box is just more fun! 
And what's a birthday without a Thomas the Train cake.  Their Mom does a wonderful job making their birthday cakes!

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