Monday, January 2, 2012

Home again, home again, jiggety-jig

After spending ten days away for the holidays, 
I can say that I am well rested, completely giggled out,
and happy to be home.

I spent the holidays with my family in New Hampshire,
and while I don't ski . . .
I did bring my sewing machine and set up my sweat shop there.
There were snickers from the peanut gallery, until I got started
and they could see what was going on.
Everyday there was interest in what was happening in the sweat shop!
I had cut millions of 3.5 inch squares over the last few months,
so I thought that would be a perfect project to bring.
No cutting board or rulers needed.
I made 46 sixteen patch squares,
all with Kaffe! (Big surprise!)
Some with just two fabrics, some all random,
and some with a diagonal pattern.
Can't wait to throw those on the floor and start playing with them/

I also worked on my hexies while we watched movies
and hung out. 

We went for a nice hike on Christmas Day to Diana's Bath.
The falls were beautiful and it was snowing so the
ambiance was very Christmasy.

The Montana bride won my 15 mins play BOM in the swap.
She was determined!  And I'm so glad she won it!
 The Littles, my niece and nephew, were SO much fun to play with!
We played Apples to Apples, Scrabble and spoons.
 My niece is my new protegee!
She wanted to learn how to use my sewing machine.
She is a quick learner and jumped right in.
She even grabbed the seam ripper when necessary,
without complaint!
 I had some leftover squares from my Gypsy quilt,
and she dug right in and made a pillow and then started on a baby quilt.
I mean really!  What could make an auntie more happy
than recruiting a new sewist to the team!!?
All in all it was a week filled with laughter, hilarity and love.
Hope you all had a great holiday week and Happy New Year!
2012, bring it on!


  1. How very cool getting your niece started on a hobby the two of you can share for years to come! Glad you had a great family holiday.

  2. New Hampshire and snow for Christmas i am sew jealous! How gorgeous that your niece wanted to learn to sew! Bliss!!

  3. Sounds like a great 10 days! I giggle a lot when with my family, too, especially my sisters. Love that your niece wants to sew - what a cutie!

  4. Oooh! That holiday sounds just PERFECT! Sewing AND recruiting! ;)

  5. You're the perfect mentor for your niece. You make sewing FUN!!

  6. Love the pics of your niece sewing - who knows maybe she'll have a blog someday too? I just taught our foster daughter how to sew and she ate it up, too - how fun is that, right? happy new year!

  7. Happy New Year - terrific post with some priceless pictures of your short people!