Friday, December 21, 2018

Friday Finishes!

I hope everyone is enjoying the last week before the busy holiday weekend. I have been taking it easy and working on projects, before I run around to get the house clean and food prepared.

The first thing I finished was a nativity pillow with a design by Cheri Payne. It was a fun piece to do and worked up quickly, so I can use it in time for Christmas. The design is free and in the files at Cheri's group, Quilts by Cheri on Facebook.

The next pillow is a design from an older book by Kindred Spirits. I took the saying from one design and the snowmen, from another. I realize it is a bit cockeyed, but that is ok, my brain seems to be that way lately.

And I got back to working on my punch needle, a design by Michelle Palmer. And with my backwards brain, I realized I forgot to reverse it, the design is supposed to be facing the other way, which is the way I liked it. Of course I got too much done to redo it, and took me this long to notice, lol. I took a phone photo, so the colors are a bit off and I will wait till I am done, then I can decide what doesn't look right and fix it.

And I have been the recipient of some wonderful gifts this week. One thing is a real Native American flute, from my sister. When she was here, I told here I loved the smaller one, that she had, much better for my small hands. Well, she sent me this beautiful flute that is larger and fatter than the one I have, so I am having a hard time playing it. I don't want to hurt her feelings, so I am practicing every day and hopefully I can coordinate my fingers and breath to stop squeaking so much.

And an unexpected gift from my friend Kelley was a beautiful quilt, made by her mother. Her mom became a part of my life, through stories and gifts she would send each year and I would make a few things just for her. She made this quilt for Kelley and now Kelley wanted me to have it, a gift from the both of them. It is something I will treasure, as well as their friendship through the years.

“May you be blessed

With the spirit of the season, which is peace,

The gladness of the season, which is hope,

And the heart of the season, which is love.”

Merry Christmas to you all!


The Eveningstitcher said...

You're needle punch design is perfect just the way it is! I have done the same darn thing!!! It's confusing, but as long as the outcome is the same...INteresting about your flute, I didn't know you knew how to's very pretty! And....I love your festive!! I hope you and your husband have a good Christmas, Deb!! Take care and God Bless!

Fiona said...

I love the punch needle... of course you could just make another if you wanted but I think that one is lovely. Great gifts, I'm sure you will get the flute soon - lucky to be able to play. Wonderful quilt, it's a lovely gift and I could almost hear you are pleased with it...

Sandi said...

Merry Christmas Debbie! You’ve made some lovely things this week, it’s hard to pick a favour but that needlepunch is wonderful. I love the colour changes you are making to it.

Have a wonderful weekend, it hard to believe that Christmas is almost here. Happy Winter Soltice/

Kate said...

Most of us wouldn't know your needlepunch is facing the wrong way and it looks great just the same. I like both of your pillows and the crookedness of the bottom one adds to the primitive-ness of it. Have a terrific Christmas! k

acorn hollow said...

I love the saying on the snowman pillow. you have made some wonderful things this year and what wonderful gifts you have received. that quilt is a treasure.

Saundra said...

Wow, how very very thoughtful of Kelley to gift you such a treasure made by her mother. I'm sure she knows how you will love it and the thought behind it.

Kris said...

Merry, Merry Christmas Debbie!! I have enjoyed our friendship through our blogs and I love this post!! May 2019 be our best year yet!! From your friend on the western ocean!! Kris

Rugs and Pugs said...

What a beautiful quilt Kelley sent you and the fact that it was made by her mom makes it even more special.
Your pn piece is so sweet. We would not know it was backwards if you did not tell us!
Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Susan said...

You have some wonderful things in the post. I don't see anything about picture #2 that isn't just perfectly folkart! Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

Charlotte said...

Your home looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing photos of your home (last post) and all of your projects throughout the year.

Have a wonderful 2019.