Sunday, December 15, 2013

May All the Joys of the Season Be Yours

         I hope despite the hustle and bustle of  the Season you've had some time to relax with your needles.. I found time to celebrate the Season in both stitching and quilting. Threadwork Primitives has become my 'new' favorite designers. Here is one of  her designs finished and waiting for me to decide what type of finishing technique to use for the finished finish.

Beggars' Christmas - Threadwork Primitives 

      I've kept the Bernina humming in order to finish up my Fa-La-La quilt top. I used fabrics from Kate Spain and Jan Shade Beach collections. The pattern is Wheels by Fig Tree & Co.

Fa-La-La

      I celebrated a milestone birthday since my last blog post. On the 6th of December I turned 60! A very special thank you to two very special friends for remembering me on my special day and spoiling me with lovely birthday presents. Thank you Margaret and Nicola for making my day extra special. Owen thanks Margaret too... for including a gift for him!

 



During this Season of Peace
May Your Home be Filled with Joy






22 comments:

Robin said...

Happy belated birthday, Laurie! Love your tree and your holiday decor! Congratulations on get your quilt and your cross stitch piece finished!

Wishing you peace and joy during this season!

Robin in Virginia

Vickie said...

hahaha! Sweet Owen. =)
Lovely gifts! Happy Birthday!

Vera said...

Ha-ha-ha -- love the shot of Owen. I, too, love Nan's designs. Your quilt looks fabulous. Best wishes for a peaceful holiday filled with plenty of stitching time.

Margaret said...

Love seeing all your beautiful pieces! And your home too. You make your home so cosy and pretty. Owen is such a cutie! Glad you enjoyed your b'day present. :D

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Everything is so pretty and I love Owen the reindog!

Krista said...

Great finishes, Laurie! I love those Threadwork Primitives too, both the Oct and Dec ones. Owen looks adorable all decked for the holidays. Have a wonderful holiday!

Catherine said...

Happy Birthday!!! Love your finish and quilt! Wonderful goodies you received ~ and Owen, oh so adorable!!

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Everything is lovely! Your blog header reminds me I should get out my Christmas Liberty Hill and enjoy (Happy late Birthday--I am knocking on the door of 60)

marly said...

Happy belated birthday! Wonderful gifts. Your Beggar's bird looks darker than other finishes I've seen and I like it. Owen's photo is a hoot.

Cari said...

Happy, Happy Birthday !! You share the date with one of my brothers. The gifts you received from your friends are lovely. Isn't it wonderful to have good friends? I'm always impressed with your stitching and quilting projects. They are all beautiful !! And sweet Owen…what a great pup he is!! Happy Holidays

Melissa said...

Belated happy birthday, Laurie!

There are so many beautiful things - you are all decked out for Christmas! Especially Owen looking so cute!

Enjoy the best of the holiday season!

Kevin said...

Hope you had a wonderful birthday! Love the Beggars Christmas and your other pieces. Best wishes to you and Owen for a Merry Christmas!

BrendaS said...

Laurie -- Happy Belated Birthday! You got some great gifts from your friends.

LOVE Beggar's Christmas -- I started mine yesterday in fact.

Your quilt looks fabulous -- beautiful colors.

I enjoyed seeing your Christmas samplers and trees. So pretty

Have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

I too love Beggar's Christmas and Nan is a lovey designer! :) Your finish is stupendous! Your quilts are stunning too. Your home is filled with handmade beauties..ALL gorgeous. A very happy belated birthday to you! May your heart also know peace and joy this merry season! Merry Christmas!

Jackie said...

Happy Belated Birthday!

Wonderful finishes. It's always nice to end the year like that!

Your tree is so cute! I can't wait to have enough ornaments to have a tree of stitched ornaments.

Brigitte said...

Happy belated Birthday, Laurie. And enjoy your wonderful gifts.
I love all your stitchy Christmas decoration. And your new quilt top looks fabulous with its Christmas-y colours.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Pretty stitching and quilting! What could be more fun? Happy belated birthday - to us - my 60th was the 15th. Hope your year is filled with all your favorite things!

Paulette said...

Great photos! Especially the last one.. love that sweet boy!

Paulette

Sue Robinson said...

My word, doesn't Owen look smart in his Christmas hat! A belated Happy Birthday and very best wishes for Christmas and the New Year all the way from France!

woolwoman said...

Happy Belated Laruie - I hope December has been full of magic for you. Love seeing all the fun things in your home. Poor Owen he looks humiliated with his antler hat on LOL. Beautiful finishes abound on this post. Wishing you peace in the yuletide season - Mel

Karoline said...

Happy belated birthday, you got some lovely gifts.

Your finishes are gorgeous, congratulations

I hope you & Owen have a great Christmas

Jane in Wisconsin said...

Merry Christmas, Laurie! Love Beggar's Christmas and your new quilt. You are multi-talented. I have Beggar's Christmas on order at Lynn's in Madison, can't wait for it to arrive.