A few days before Christmas we had sleet and then a little over 4 inches of snow. Not nice weather for people to have to travel in, but very beautiful to look at (from the same room mentioned above!). I couldn't resist taking pictures of the trees and the pond (through the window of course, so as always, you have to try to ignore the glare!).
We have some snowflakes inside too - as many of you know, my mom owns a stained glass business and teaches lots of classes, and has lots of fun stuff to play with! We all went and spent a day in her shop a week before Christmas and made lots of snowflakes...
It was hard to get a decent picture - I finally ended up closing the blinds. The one on the right is really pretty with the sun behind it - it's a really dark red. Now, I know snowflakes aren't red - but you know red is my favorite color - so I had to make one! I really love the turquoise-y one in the center, but it's not mine!
I forgot to mention in my last post that I was the winner of Janet O's giveaway! I was so excited to win! She made this cute little quilt - I love everything about it, and doesn't that stripe just make for the perfect binding? I also love her homemade soaps - they smell sooooo good.
I did actually finish something before Christmas - this table mat called Old St. Nick, by Primitive Gatherings, has been in my stash closet since last Christmas. I was just determined to finish it before this Christmas, and boy, it was a close one! The last stitch was put in on December 23rd! Love that red wool!
And also finished long before Christmas (why did I not post this stuff sooner??) is this baby quilt that I made for friends who have a new baby girl. She was born right after Thanksgiving and I actually had this little quilt FINISHED before her birth. But then, some things got in the way and I haven't been able to get the quilt to them or to see that new little baby. But, they have it now and I hope to see the baby in the near future! This pattern is called Ziggy Baby by Cluck Cluck Sew. I bought the pattern and all of the fabric at Inspirations, in Hills, IA. Just love her shop!
I also put some new jewelry on my website this morning. It was looking a little bare after all of the Christmas sales (thank you all very much!). Here are a couple new things...
The first 2 are 1" x 1 1/2" - this shape has been really popular - we were sold out of them for quite awhile, but now have a few online.
Hope you all have a great week!