For starters, our grandson was born.
He arrived a week earlier than we had planned. I had been on baby watch for several weeks and I was almost organized, but when the call came I dropped everything and headed out of town. I have stories about his mom and dad here and his quilt story here.
I took along my sewing machine and a few good books. I was away from home about three weeks. I enjoyed every minute!
Even though our Christmas was totally different this year, it was a great family time and a very wonderful Christmas holiday. My son #2 and his family came before Christmas to meet the new baby and returned home in time to spend Christmas with their other family. Next my husband came on Christmas day to meet baby and spend a few days. Then my son #1 and his family came after Christmas to meet the little one. They also stayed a few days and during that weekend we all went to the Holiday Show at Sea World in San Antonio. We had a big time! Such a fun holiday!
Little One dressed in his Christmas outfit for his First Christmas.
I surprised his mom with his stocking...I still need to add his name. One of the family traditions is making all the grandchildren's stockings. Each one is personalized and meaningful to each child. This Little One has two dogs, a standard Poodle and a Great Dane. Dad loves to ski. I made a snowman with skis and poles in a sleigh being pulled by the two dogs. I added antlers and red noses.
I think he likes it!
Here are some other gifts I made for the grandkids...I put Kate's name on a big pink bath towel. They live near the beach so she has her own personalized bath towel for now or a big beach towel for next summer .
I found this red tractor fleece at Hancock's. I made three pairs of pajama pants for the three boys and I made Kate a dress. I had just enough left over to make the Little One a tiny newborn cap. All of the grandboys are tractor crazy.
At some of the quieter moments this holiday, I did make some of these Christmas Tree mug mats. I followed this tutorial by Amy at Diary of a Quilter. This is just another one of her great tutorials and the trees are so much fun to make with my collection of Christmas fabrics. I made about 20 mats of various sizes. They were perfect little gifts for some special friends. A perfect size to pop in an envelope to send off to my relatives.
I feel deep down that this is going to be a great year! I have so many sewing projects to work on. My Etsy shop is alive and doing well. I am so thankful for all the blessings in 2014. I am energized to begin 2015.
Happy New Year to all of you!
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