Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas is over and the NEW YEAR is coming ...

This tree skirt was made
for my sister, Ande.
The diameter is 60".
Each section has the quilting of Kanji words: hope,trust, faith,loyalty,gratitude,love,peace and truth. I wrote one word on each of the sections and quilted them. The piece is reversible.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Table Runner

Christmas gifts galore this year, all handmade. Hope the families enjoy the gifts of heritage that they will be receiving. All sewing has been done to fulfill my creative side, however, each gift was especially made-designed-and material chosen just for the person the gift was intended.

May all of you have a peaceful and successful holiday season. Those of you who are traveling, Please take all precautions and care in getting back to your homes.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Early Christmas

Well I mailed the christmas package to my daughter, April, two weeks ago. I wanted to make sure the kids gifts were 'under the tree' for christmas. I did not hear back that the package had arrived, so I asked. Lo and Behold those two NOSEY TEENAGERS opened the package and then proceeded to UNWRAP the gifts.... So now Christmas presents have been received I can now show the 'Black, White and Red Allover' twin sized quilt made for Tyler Welch. I used a choice expression when I was told that they had opened the gift early, but I won't share it here.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Adam and Marisa

Here is the happy duo. Adam was at my house last night with Marisa, I caught them in a sweet moment. Adam is the youngest of my 6 children. He recently graduated from UofA with a degree in Linguistic's. He returned to Washington after graduation. He will be going to work in Chile in January 2009. Marisa and Adam met while he was still here in Tucson, last summer. Their friendship has grown and they are a wonderful couple. I am happy to see him smile and laugh and enjoy this part of his life. While they were here they put the lights on the Christmas tree. I was glad that I didn't have to do it this year.
By the way Adam has a birthday on Monday. Dec 8, 1977 was his birthdate. I still remember holding his warm, chubby body in my arms. I am so proud of the MAN you have become Adam. I love you.

Thursday, December 4, 2008


Whether they knew it or not, the grandchildren were performing a part of the past traditions of my christmas with my own children. In the '80's' I made and sold Christmas Gingerbread houses and with the help of my own children we made them look marvelous and smell wonderful. This year my daughter, Paula- and her three girls assisted in the tradition of Christmas Gingerbread house building... here is a photo of her, Paula, and the girls, Jordan, Tori and Morgan... in the last 3 yrs I have enjoyed the building of the gingerbread houses with other family members....Aaron and Sonya's family and Cindy's girls.... Also in 2006 Amelia Jacquelyn Lougy was born, I was able to be with the Lougy's during this wonderful that time we also did a 'house' for the kids while waiting for MISS AMELIA to arrive... I know her Mother was worn out but the rest of us had a good time...