My birthday is the first part of December, and I had some especially special gifts this year - my kids are awesome! This little quilt was made by Mandie!! So special - scraps from a quilt that I had made from my dad's wool shirts!! She machine appliqued it - but she hand quilted it!
Rygh and Lyn gave me a quilting book and a charm pack of wools!!! I LOVE them and am planning on trying my hand at a wool applique project later in the year. Any suggestions?
I received several other super great gifts, just not quilty so not sharing them here.save one. On December 14th, Mikkie took me to Austin for dinner and a performance of "The Nutcracker" at Ballet Austin. It was FABULOUS!!!! The orchestra was wonderful, the set gorgeous, the dancers superb! No one else in the family are Classical fans, so it was a very special Mother/Daughter time!
On December 17, I hosted our guild's Christmas party! Sixteen of the group came and a great time was had by all!!! Go here if you want to take a peek at the fun!
Then on the 19th Mike and I traveled to Old Glory, Texas to spend a little time with Mike's cousin and his wife. We then went to the Anson Cowboy Christmas Ball which has been an event since 1885 except for a year a two during WWII. It is always so much fun, and we always enjoy our time with family!
All the kids were here on Christmas Eve, and we had such a pleasant time - great food, great fellowship and a plethora of super nice gifts! Most of all it was so fun to watch Gracen play with the boxes, wrapping paper and the old toys out of her basket at Nene's house!!! Here she is with her Aunt Mollie!
Hope this finds each of you enjoying a blessed beginning of a new year!