Category Archives: Holidays

Lots of Christmas Presents Made and Gifted!

I am still solidly in vacation mode! But I can finally share a lot of the presents I made and gave this holiday season. First up is a lot of indigo dyeing! I dyed underwear for my 17 year old nephew, and scarves for nieces and sister-in-laws:

Bryce absolutely LOVED his underwear, his mom said it was his favorite present! 😉

Next up were pillows! My niece Karyssa has graduated from college and moved into her first apartment. When she posted pix of her apartment on Facebook I noticed she was missing color, so I sat down with her at the wedding I went to in November and had her choose colors and motifs for a pair of pillows.

And my newly married nephew Ryan and his wife Kaitlin are totally jeans kinda people:

so I knew a pair of indigo dyed linen pillows would be right up their alley. I stitched their names and wedding date on one of them, so Ryan has no excuse to forget their anniversary date!

Last up is a lot of baby clothes for Lincoln, the third baby born to our niece Flannery. He’s almost in 6 month clothes now, so I dyed 3 pants and 6 long sleeve rompers in size 6 month, and then another 3 pair of pants and six short sleeve rompers in size 12 month for this summer. Of course, baby sox are pretty much 1 size fit all, so 6 of those as well, and then a couple of flannel blankies are useful for all sorts of the things. I get all these baby blanks from Dharma Trading and am always very happy with the quality.

I made 2 more presents, but will give them their own post because there’s more details I want to share about those!

Happy New Year!!!

Well, another week has flown by! We’ve all been sleeping late, cooking, eating, and watching movies. Hubby’s replacing shocks, struts and bearings on our old Aztek, and I’ve been finishing up making Christmas presents. Here’s some fun pix from our Christmas morning: I’ve found a cool program called “Blog Stomp” that makes collages like this… Continue Reading

Happy Holidays!

The presents are all wrapped, the cookies are baked: I’ve got one more present to dye, but the weather hasn’t been cooperating, which is fine because we need the rain! I’ve also got to make 2 more presents, so there’s a box that will be going out sometime next week, and that’s just fine! In… Continue Reading

Festival of Pie 2016

My goodness what a fabulous holiday we had. Hubby was away at a conference from the Thursday to Tuesday, so it was only Logan and I who went to pick up Liam at the airport on Saturday: Logan, who is 4 years younger than Liam, is catching up to him! We watched some movies, got… Continue Reading

Tried and True Pie Recipes

Each year we invite a lot of people to enjoy Thanksgiving with us and I make lots of PIE! We’ve cooked Thanksgiving for lots of people pretty much our whole married life, and there’s always been enough people that we would have needed 2-3 pies to have enough for everyone, but what KIND of pie… Continue Reading

Great resources for Holiday Gift Sewing

Now that Halloween is behind us, I realize that it’s time to get cracking on a list of presents that I want to make for my loved ones this holiday season! Because I KNOW I am not alone with this, I thought I’d mention a couple of what I think are really helpful tools in… Continue Reading

What a fun day!

Oh my goodness, what a fun Easter weekend we had! I was busy busy busy, because Andrew had a gig from 7-1 Easter morning. Liam’s girlfriend Celia was out for the weekend to visit, so Logan insisted that she be a substitute Liam for our traditional Easter Basket spiderweb hunt! They also dyed Easter eggs… Continue Reading