I said I would show you the quilt I gave our granddaughter for Christmas, but first a few more pictures of the holiday at our house.
I loved our tree. David wrapped every single present you see except for his own presents, which I wrapped, but not nearly as neatly.
This angel has stood atop our tree for many Christmases.
I actually did not remember I had this Santa holding Labrador dogs, so I was pleasantly surprised when I found him among other Christmas decorations.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care.
A sailboat that we got in the Virgin Islands a few years ago nestles in the tree.
We always had Spritz cookies at Christmas when I was a girl. I got a new press from a Pampered Chef party a couple of years ago and I tried it this year or rather, David pressed the cookies out. He has more patience than I do. My daughter mentioned remembering them when I use to make them years ago. Don’t know why I stopped making them. I think my old cookie press was not very efficient and I lost all patience with it.
Here is the quilt I gave our granddaughter.
Thirty blocks of Little Garden Girls. Each one different. Each one holding a bouquet of flowers I embroidered or sewed on. Almost every one has old lace or eyelet sticking out from under her dress.
Here are just a few of them.
This is the label I sewed on the back. I already had another label on it telling when I started it and when I finished it. It took me two years to complete this quilt. A labor of love, I tell you.
This the quilting on the front. All hand quilted. I echo quilted around every little girl. When I first started, I told David I didn’t know why I was quilting so close, but I had to continue and now I am glad I did. I love how it looks. Once I got started quilting it, it was relaxing.
This is the backing. Perfect for a quilt about garden girls.
Now it is New Year’s Eve. People keep saying how horrible 2021 was. Unless you got the Covid or had a death in the family, I hope you think it was a good year. We had a very nice year actually even with some health issues and other things. It’s life. Not all is good, but hopefully not all is bad, either. I pray for health and safety for my family and myself and that the year 2022 will bring less turmoil, more peace and happiness to everyone all around the world. God bless everyone who reads my blog and may you find joy, peace, good health and love in 2022. Bye.