Friday, December 26, 2014

Happy Holidays and a Picture Says It ALL

Happy Holidays everyone....its a day after Merry Christmas and a few days before New Years.  Its been busy around my household everyone put in their orders for homemade goodies sewn and cooked.  I even ventured out this year with my daughters and made my dad's famous peanut brittle that he use to make for us every Christmas.  Its funny how you don't realize how the smallest things mean the most, and how I missed his peanut brittle. 

This year for Christmas I decided to sew a small Christmas quilt throw for my daughter Jacqueline
since she and her husband are now homeowners.  The quilt also had some fabric that was sentimental to her husband Erik which was from the estate of one of his Great Aunts that passed away a year ago.  When this precious lady passed away, they had no seamstress in the family, so I was gifted some wonderful vintage fabric.  This was also my first quilt type sewing, so I was not confident is the construction.  After it was completed, I knew it had the possibly of being re-gifted which was fine with me. You see, Erik's Grandma is the sister of the Aunt that passed away and she had been dearly missing her sister.  I told Jacqueline to do what she wanted that I could always make her another since I have more material and I could alway make her another one.  Well a picture says a million..this is Grandma with the throw

When my daughter sent me this picture in a text with the following "she won't put it down, she just keeps crying and this was sent to me by Debbi (her sister).  Of course I was shopping for the last minute Christmas gifts, when I saw this I started squalling...I bet I was a sight to see...but at the moment I did not care...after all for me this is what Christmas is about love, family, and precious memories~

So Belated Merry Christmas and Early Happy New Years my friends!  HAPPY SEWING 2015 lets see where this year take us!

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  1. Your Christmas seems to marvelous! Happy 2015 my friend!

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    1. Happy New Year 2015 to you too my friend!!!

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  3. That is so lovely - you must have really touched her heart - which must make you feel so touched as well. Happy New Year.

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    1. Happy New Year to you too SarahLiz! Yes, she did touch my heart as well to know that it means so much to her.

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  4. You thought you knew who the gift was for, but fate knew better :) How lovely. Such a lovely Christmas story and you got to be a part of the miracle!

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    1. That is so correct Rhonda and so glad it went to a sweet lovely lady! Still tear up when I see her picture. Happy New Years to you and your hubby!

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  5. Sorry OZ is under the weather but so glad you have OLIVE! I hope your stew turns out even better THAN MINE. Make sure you add the stock from the meat to it just a little at a time. The amount you use depends on the thickness that you want. Sometimes I save some of the stock to add to it the next day to thin it out. Enjoy!

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    1. Yes me too, but Olive is ready to go. I will be making the stew today for a cold and dreary day like today and a wonderful New Years treat for the kids (should I be saying kids they are grown but still my kids). Also making a parmesan pepper bread to go with it! Can't wait gonna be good!

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  6. I am so very glad you and your family enjoyed the stew - gone in a day equals success. Hope it's a recipe you will use for a long time to come.

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    1. Oh its now going to be a New Year tradition as requested by the fans! Thank you again for sharing a little bit of your family with mine!

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  7. Oh my goodness gracious, I loved your story! Thank you for sharing it with us. A great example how a humble skill can touch the lives of others in such powerful ways. Have a great 2015 and look forward to seeing all the wonderful things you make!!

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    1. Awe Thank you Lisa! Wishing you a great 2015 too, I know its going to be a great year for everyone!

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