I don’t necessarily strive to make it a Handmade Holiday every year, and if I did I think it would drive me batty. I did make several gifts this year, though, so here’s the list (and I’m probably forgetting something):
- Grinch Quilt for my husband
- Terrible Quilt for my BIL
- Monkey Butt Quilt for my niece
- Plaid Quilt for my aunt & uncle
- Totebag for my cousin (forgot to take a picture)
- Moose wallhanging for my in-law’s
- Totebag and manicure roll-up for my (other) niece
- Waterpump wall hanging for my parents, which I can now show pictures of!
My parents recently redecorated their house with the help of a professional. Apparently professionals think that multiple counted cross-stitches done by one’s 11 year old cat-loving daughter don’t necessarily have a place all over the house, so all my precious, precious pieces were put lovingly into a box (note: I am totally fine with this, and mildly surprised they all stayed up as long as they did). I put a note with this piece that they needed something I made to hang up in their house replace all those festive felines, and this particular pattern reminded me of my grandparents farm. I added in the smaller quilt blocks to bring it up to a size that would fit a standard frame, and did some light hand- and machine-quilting.
We’re not quite done with Christmas here since we’re exchanging gifts with my husband’s family on Saturday, but I’ve already started gathering up decorations to put up. I’m excited to reclaim my house!