Monday, December 10, 2012

Quilters Christmas Party - better late than never!

I hope I am not too late for the party -- if I am, hopefully you will enjoy the post anyway!  I expect that if you head over to SewCalGal's party that you can still help with Operation Homefront, and I know that they will appreciate it!

This year will be a very different Christmas than any we've ever experienced . . . it will be the first one where we "ole folks" are the only ones hanging up our stockings!

Some of my fondest Christmas memories involve a fire crackling in the fireplace, hot cocoa in big mugs, and all the kids nestled around us to hear the Christmas story read from the gospel of Luke.

Good times!
Yep, we will now officially join the ranks of empty-nesters, and it will be a bittersweet time, I'm sure. We parents are always so proud of our kiddos as they accomplish things and move forward in their lives, but it may take some getting used to, for the last one to have spread her wings and flown away!

 I'll be hanging up stockings like these -- I love to piece fabric together and then use my "made fabric" for a project. 

 Made some more of these pot holders, too!

And this is my pride and joy -- my own design, called the Roanoke Star.
If you would like to make one, just click on the link to hop over to the tutorial!

Please join me in helping Operation Homefront in their efforts to support the families of our servicemen and women -- and here's hoping that you all have a blessed Christmas!