Wednesday, December 27, 2017

More Coffee....

I hope every one of you had a very Merry Christmas, we sure did although all the white-knuckle driving had me a little sore, lol!  Lots of snow to play in, and so many accidents on the road, I hope everyone made it safe.  I don't think I've ever seen that much traffic on Christmas Eve!

I have to show you a lovely surprise I received in the mail, all the way from sunny Spain and my lovely friend Agueda


The sweetest little doll, dressed in a traditional costume of her area.  Isn't she so sweet???  The detail blows me away.  I just love her so much!!!  Thank you Agueda!!  She sits by me while I'm stitching to keep me company.

It feels good to be stitching again, I've been too busy.  I drew up a new pattern, one that is very dear to my heart.  I was going to do needleturn, but decided that since it will be hung on the wall I'd do fusible.  I prefer wall quilts to be a little stiffer than bed quilts.  If I ever make it larger, for a bed, I'll do the needleturn.  


With all the cold and snow, I'm dreaming of a garden.

My oldest chick has bought himself a house, and will be moving out soon to his new nest.  He'll only be the second owner of this home!  I was going to take over his room for a winter sewing room, but decided against it - it's too hot upstairs!  It's 20 degrees warmer up there, almost too warm to sleep.  We really need to fix that!

And now I really do need more coffee, so I'll leave you with the hope for many blessings in the new year, may God richly bless you all, my friends...

Love,
Allie




26 comments:

Yvonne said...

Lovely gift from Spain. I lived there a few years, my Mother in law's name was Agueda too.
Also love the delicate flower!
Have a good and safe end of this year and a good start in 2018!
Happy stitching!

Karen Schurr said...

Oh what a special gift, and Oh! That precious posy. This one may rival your lemon tree which is just beautiful. Merry Christmas, Dear, and have a wonderful 2018!

Cathy said...

What a sweet doll. Glad you are back to stitching and designing. Stay warm. It was 1 degree out this morning. Hugs

soggybottomflats said...

I saw your doll on facebbok, now I see it!! It is truly a beautiful gift.

Shasta Matova said...

That doll is so adorable! What a lovely gift. Your flower is so pretty! Happy New Year!

sunny said...

What a beautiful doll, and so special. I love the flower I'm seeing for your new design. Glad everyone made it home safely.

Nancy J said...

A gift, a spare room, and a lovely design, have a wonderful New Year, and we will see what designs and stitching and more you show as the months unfold.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

What a sweet and lovely gift! Happy New Year!!!

Jeanette said...

Such a cute little doll & such a lovely gift. Love you design, so pretty. Hugs,xx

I am said...

Hi Allie oh your little doll is so cute and makes for a beautiful gift.
Happy New Year to you and your lovely family Allie xx

puddlingabout said...

A very merry Christmas to you too. We are complaining about our "cold" here, our high today is only 41°, which combined with the 100% humidity level makes it feel like 20 below. Okay, maybe not that bad but it is a cold that gets deep into your bones. I have two grandchildren during the Christmas break from school so I'm doing sewing lessons. One will be making her first dress from a pattern. The other just like serging scraps into ribbons. He likes speed. lol

Jocelyn said...

The doll is so sweet.

WoolenSails said...

What a wonderful gift and beautifully made. Our house is like that, warm on one level and freezing on the other.

Debbie

claudia said...

What a wonderful gift from Spain! The doll is just adorable!
I experienced my first white Christmas and it was a surprise! We were so busy with our holiday preparations we weren't watching the weather forecasts. We got four inches overnight which is four inches more than we get at any given time. Fortunately, we didn't have to go anywhere, it was just our small but happy family here at the house!
Congratulations to your son on the purchase of his first home! What a great way to start off the new year!

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Agueda’s gift is beautiful ��
Allie, your new design peek is so pretty!

Kathy said...

That is a very special gift . . . just look at all the detail! One of a kind item. Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year to you. It was -2 degrees at 8am in WNY and now, at 9:30am it has turned to 0 degrees, and sunny! I haven't stepped outside since Christmas Day, except to reach an arm out to get my mail! Brrrrrr.

Little Quiltsong said...

What a precious gift - the doll is lovely! So glad everyone stayed safe - we too had awful weather, but so very thankful everyone made it home safe and sound again. Happy to see you designing again - such a pretty bloom. Happy New Year to you and your family!

West Michigan Quilter said...

What a lovely gift from Spain! Yes, with all this snow it is a good time to get back to sewing.

Lin said...

What a pretty Spanish doll and I love the simplicity of your flower. Wishing you a very happy and healthy New Year Allie. xx

donna said...

What a sweet gift, and your pattern is super cute.
New Year Blessings
Hugs
donna

Jan said...

What a cute doll! Happy New Year to you and yours!

Tanya said...

Merry Christmas! I'm glad you've all stayed safe. Such a cute doll!

Little Penpen said...

That little doll is so sweet!!!! congrats! to your son for purchasing a home. I'm glad you had a safe Christmas... now back to stitching!!
Happy 2018!

Jocelyn Thurston said...

Happy mom photos Allie and you sound upbeat and happy yourself. Love to see you designing which I think gives you joy. We are under a blanket of snow and a frost bite advisory. Inside and stitching!

edith csokmay said...

Your doll is adorable!!!! What a sweet surprise.

desertskyquilts said...

More space for you! Congratulations on being a home owner, and all the headaches that go with it. LOL The doll is adorable, but mine is cuter. LOL, no just kidding, they are twins! I keep forgetting to blog mine.

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