Sunday, December 21, 2008

A last minute gift all wrapped up

When mom and I were sewing over Thanksgiving,it came to my attention that she didn't have a pin cushion. When I was cleaning up the sewing room (also known as the wrapping room), I came across some spare charms (thrown on the floor). So, I whipped up this cute little cushion, with husband's help tufting. (We broke a needle with the pliers trying to pull the ribbon through.)

The day before Christmas vacation started, they were forecasting MAJOR snow hitting our area. Hit it did. We probably have at least 12 inches. Today, it is windy and nasty out and the snow is drifting. In this picture, you can see how high the snow is on buddy's little legs, and even my MIL's. A child's paradise. At least the road crews have been out on most roads.

Here's a picture of our trip to see Santa. Although buddy mentioned that he wasn't going to sit on Santa's lap, you can see he had a change of heart. However, he did whisper everything to Santa. This is the world's best Santa found at Bronner's Winter Wonderland, well worth the trip. We timed it just right and we didn't have to wait in ANY lines.

And, here is our picture with Baby Jesus. . .the real reason for the season.

I am thinking about perhaps organizing and hosting a Valentine's Day Swap (something homemade, of course), I am wondering if I would have anyone interested in participating??


StitchinByTheLake said...

I'd love a Valentine's swap! I'm planning to stay in the whole month of January to catch up on my sewing. I wish we had one, only one, snow like that! I love to see it but get tired of it quickly. :) Merry Christmas and blessings, marlene

Carla said...

Sounds good to me! Pretty pincushion :)

Unknown said...

I made that pincushion too. Funny thing is I did the same thing trying to pull the ribbon through. Then I gave up and opted for no ribbon. We got lots of snow too about 12 inches as well and right now it is snowing again. About 8 inches more are predicted. Merry Christmas to you!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Count me in! I'll be in the V-Day swap. I've been wanting to make that pin cushion for myself. guess I'll have to give it a try. We got hit with lots of snow too. I'm going to post pictures tomorrow.

Happy holidays!
Jen :)

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Great pincushion for your mom. Love that fabric. Can you send me some of your snow??

Terri S said...

You must live near me ... Bronners used to be a fun trip for us when the kids were younger!! I'm in Saginaw.

I'm in for the Valentine Swap too. I plan to do lots of sewing this winter!!

Cheryl said...

Great Pincushion!!!!!! That is a sweet picture of Buddy with Santa and wonderful snow pictures.