December 21, 2011

Merry Christmas!


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 I originally made this potholder for a Christmas swap at the Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild Christmas party but liked it too much to give it away!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.


Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and an amazing New Year full of inspiration from Laurraine, Sota, Claire, Percy & Mr. Scruffy!

Enjoy your afternoon tea & quilted crafts :o)

28 comments :

jacqueline said...

WOW everything is so beautiful! Merry Christmas sweet Laurraine! Wishing you a wonderful festive time with your friends and family! Love to you!

Selcen Yurtseveroğlu said...

you looks very pretty as a family.. Merry Christmas! :)

felicity said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family, Laurraine!!

Janaina said...

His work is wonderful! In Brazil there is nothing that compares! Congratulations and a great Christmas! Janaina kisses

Valeria said...

Tanti auguri a tutta la vostra famiglia dall'Italia Valeria

Лилия said...

С рождеством!!!! отличный теплый пост!!!!!!!настроение сразу поднялось!!!!спасибо!!!!!

Jolana said...

Your family looks so nice! Marry Christmas! J.

Lena said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family! :-)

mamàmaga said...

Send you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!..waiting your creations :)

Dolci Fusa said...

Gorgeus photos!
Merry Christmas to all you too and a special cuddle to the two pet components of this beautiful family!
Big hugs,
Veronica

Peg said...

And Merry Christmas to you and yours! That's a beautiful potholder - anyone would be proud to have it! And your family looks wonderful!

Nanette Merrill said...

Such cute photos! Love the potholder. Your stuff is amazing.

Käranån said...

Merry Christmas! God Jul!

Lorrie said...

What a beautiful potholder. Too pretty to use and risk burning.

Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year.

basiulula said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family! :-)

Agapequilt said...

I am an Italian and I admire your blog.

What Comes Next? said...

I can't blame you for wanting to keep that potholder - I think you should make at least 1 more and send it my way! lol!
Love the picture of the cats - they are both such characters! Hugs to all and a very Merry Christmas!

ALISON said...

Yes I agree ...it's difficult to part.....but we have to otherwise our houses would be over flowing....MERRY XMAS ......love the pot holder ciao Alison

Olga Cabello said...

I love your blog and your work.

I wish you a Merry Xmas.

Kisses from Barcelona Spain
:)Olga

. said...

Amazing home!
Congrats for decoration for xmas!
Laurraine God Blessed you and your Family!
Xmas and Happy 2012!

Beto Romio & Fabbio Joe

Heather Woollove said...

What a beautiful family you have, and the tree skirt is just perfect!
Have a wonderful Christmas and the best year, ever, in 2012!!!

Roos said...

Merry christmas and a splendid 2012 to you and your family.

La Revoltosa said...

Hola, soy Carmen, desde Terrassa, Barcelona. Sigo tu blogs. Os deseao a "todos" unos Felices Dias|||

woolbrain said...

Happy New Year Laurraine, wishing you continued success and peace throughout the coming year.
woolbrainknitter (Sheila)

Sew Useful Designs said...

Seasons greetings lovely Laurraine!!!

Your family photographs are amazing... Clare is really growing up! Hope you had a blessed Christmas day... and wishing you a new year filled with love, happiness, opportunities and creative goodness!

Much love dear friend... I'll email you!!

Vikki xoxoxoxo

Mytutorlist.com said...

I love the family photos! Everything looks amazing! A very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your family!

Take care,
Marie :)

belarmina said...

felicidades estos trabajos me gustan muchisimo besos

tijerasycuchara said...

Your works are pretty
I like very much
good bye
Josefina
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