Have you ever made something for someone and then decided that you like it too much to give it away? So much for the Christmas spirit! I originally made this potholder for a Christmas swap at the Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild Christmas party but liked it too much to give it away!
However, after much thought I will be giving it to my mom for her birthday which is now past but close to Christmas. I made these leaf potholders for my Mom last Mother's Day but they sit on a shelf never to be used. At least this Christmas potholder might come out once a year :o) I had fun making this block... a wonky star with a peppermint twist!
We had lots of fun this year with a Christmas photoshoot. I really need to get one of those camera remotes because I was the one running back & forth! The picture with the entire family including the cats makes us laugh because Percy Persimmon the orange cat was trying to run away and Mr. Scruffy the grumpy old grey cat is perturbed, hissing & baring his claws! It also looks like he should be wearing a tutu and dancing in the Nutcracker! We love it!
We baked gingerbread and many other cookies... and then my handmixer died! I'm hoping that Santa will bring me a new one because I use it almost every week. It's too bad that things these days aren't meant to last. Plastic is good for some things but not gears! Claire did an amazing job decorating the gingerbread with me!
We brought our tree up from the basement at the beginning on December this year which is earlier than usual... thanks to the 7 year old in the house! This year we didn't have a theme and used my appliqued pears & stars tree skirt.