Sunday, December 2, 2007

Christmas is Up

First things first. I finally finished a quilt for my daughter. I started it in 2003 as a block a month. And just got the binding stitched down the other night. But had to wait until she was in bed so I could get a picture. Oh and I got this great package in the mail from Mary Anne it sure brightened my day.
Well here's my cutting table. Right next to were my ironing board would be and here is the corner my sewing machine sits. In May we got Dennis Mom's china hutch and I have not been able to put anything in to it until now. It was still tough, but now my Nativity Scene has a safe place were the cats will not break it. Yesterday was very tearful there were so many great little trinkets and memories of Mom.
I was extremely blessed to have had her in my life and to know that she had gotten to know me like she did. I know as each Christmas passes that I will cry for the loss, but knowning full well she is better off. I will always have my memories and I will help keep her alive through the trinkets of love for my kids.

My husband has started to collect Nut crackers and it has managed to take over the top of another shelf. Oh well as long as I get it and my sewing room back after the holidays.


Quilting Cindy said...

The quilt for your daughter is awesome. You must feel very honored to have your mother-in-law's china cabinet.

Mary Anne said...

Hi Tamara!

Glad to see the package got to you OK -- Enjoy!

...and that quilt for your daughter is GORGEOUS !!! .... and aren't you the organized Christmas decorator!!!You're house looks great!!(especially the china cabinet!)

Bren said...

Your decorations are WONDERFUL!! The quilt for your daughter is beautiful!!!!