Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Almost done!

As the weekend went on, I was feeling much better and was able to get the bow-ties quilt top done.  I think it is going to my mom for Christmas, since it is made with all of my grandma's fabrics.  I have been working on finishing up the quilting today--on my machine--ACK.  (You know I am not that experienced at machine quilting right?  I just stitched in the ditch and then some diagonal lines.)

Ta-Da! Here is the completed top.

The border is a dark blue cotton that I also found in my grandma's fabric stash.  The only thing I bought for this quilt was the backing fabric.  Oh, and the batting.  I am just using some bright green circles for the back.. sometimes I have a really hard time picking out the backing fabric.

This was last night.. started pinning and away I went.  Had thought about trying the spray but forgot to pick some up.

And now it is almost done!  We also made some Christmas cookies, at my son's request.  He is still spreading the cheer around here. :)

We not only have Christmas shapes, but every other cookie cutter shape that we have.. animals, trains, planes, letters of the alphabet.. I manned the frosting (embarrassingly enough--my frosting job was terrible-ha!)and of course I chose the easy way out. ;)

I also used the cheater dough, the premade, prepackaged stuff in the refrigerated section of your local grocery store. :)  Our mess was really kept to a minimum.  Just a small cutting board to clean up.. and every cookie cutter that we own.

Oh, and lots of sprinkles, how can we forget the sprinkles.. I'm still finding them all over the house.

I didn't think they were going to turn out very well, but someone sure likes them.. 


Actually, they are pretty tasty.

Thanks to all of you for the well wishes.. I am feeling much better. I was battling a sinus infection, and my thyroid levels are low (I had thyroid surgery when my son was 6 mo. old, and have taken thyroid rx ever since), and I am Vit.D deficient.  That's it in a nutshell.  I am already feeling so much better and will probably feel even better when my thyroid levels come up a little higher.  God Bless the man who invented antibiotics.. if he were alive today I would KISS him!!!!!!! 

Hope you're all having a terrific week so far.  Hope to have a finished quilt pic for you later in the week after the binding is on.  Thanks for stopping by! xo
 That's right, we even have cookies in the shape of dog bones.. ?? haha


Anonymous said...

Congratulations on almost finishing the quilt! It looks fantastic. I think your mom will be very happy to receive her Christmas gift. :)

I am glad to hear that you feel better. The cookies look great..your son is so cute..and he really enjoyed his cookies, didn't he? :)

Patti said...

Your Mom is going to be over the moon when she receives that amazing and beautiful quilt!!
Love the cookies, and so happy to hear you are feeling better. You had a lot going on. We get a ton of sun here, but Vit D deficiency is still a problem. Thank goodness for supplements.

Your Mum is going to be SO pleased to receive the quilt. It's fabulous!!!

quiltmania said...

Love the quilt, and the cookies look good too. It's great to have quality bonding time with our children. Glad you are feeling better.

sunny said...

You're a hoot! That quilt is so simple, and I just love it to pieces. What a treasure!

Wendy said...

The quilt is looking gorgeous, you are so close to finishing. The cookies look yummy! I'm glad you are feeling better.

bichonpawz said...

The quilt looks fabulous!!! The cookies look scrumptious!!! So glad you are feeling better...it makes such a difference over the holidays!!

Yay for feeling better, and glad you were able to get so much further with your quilt, your mum will love it!

As for the biscuits, well, nothing says Chrsitmas to me like a dog bone shaped biscuit... ;o)

Angela said...

For someone who didn't feel well, you sure got a lot done! Your mom will love the quilt.

Ellen said...

Your Mom is going to love her quilt! Not just cookies but wonderful family memories in the making too.

Glad you're feeling a bit better!
The cookie making looks like a lot of fun!! And they do look tasty :)
The quilt looks fantastic! I like the border a lot. Your mum will love it!

KellyS said...

God bless that moldy orange! Glad to hear you are feeling better. Your quilt is beautiful! I can't wait to see it quilted! I am sure it is beautiful and your mother will love it!

Glad you're starting to feel better! The biscuits look delicious and the quilt is fabulous! Your mum is going to love it!!

Looks like he had a great time!
Your son is handsome!

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Mrs A said...

cookies yummm, the quilt is beautiful, your mum will love it!

Manda said...

Cookies look yummy! And the quilt looks fab!

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