Sunday, December 28, 2014

Christmas and a Finish

We had a delightful Christmas at our son and daughter in love's house. And I finished this quilt in time to gift them for Christmas! Yay! I'm calling this one Oriental Tropics. The prints on the front are all tropical in nature and the backing is a soft, Oriental lantern print fleece.

Here's a better look at the front. It just seems full of sunshine to me.

Meanwhile here at Muddle Manor, the angel trumpet plants (trees, really) are just full of blooms right now. This is the yellow one just outside the back patio.

And this is the pink one by the chicken yard. I guess they must really like the rain and cooler temperatures we've had lately, because they are just happy as can be, and the fragrance - even on a cool night - is just heavenly!
Big news ------- believe it or not, I am totally caught up on the Grand Illusion Mystery Quilt from Bonnie Hunter. She had mercy on us and had a very easy Step 5.

Bruno, of course, has been my constant companion and helper at all times. I do love my dog!

We had such a good time with our Mary here for Christmas. Our son and daughter in love took us all out for seafood lunch yesterday. Delicious! And Mary  went back to New York State and the real cold this morning. Maybe one of these days she will decide to move back down here. We hope!

I hope you had a really good Christmas and that you have recovered now from all the stress and hurrying. It is such a wonderful time of the year, especially when those we love most are near!

Hugs and kisses,


magnoliasntea said...

I'm in awe of those angel trumpet trees. They'd never work here...sigh.
Your tropical quilt is awesome, too. I must not be a quilter since I've only done two in my whole life, and that's a long while..
Have a great week!

Karen S said...

Your quilt is lovely. Such a beautiful gift. Love your design and the backing fabric.
Congratulations on keeping up with the mystery. Well done!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

That's an absolutely gorgeous quilt ... I'm sure your son and DIL love it (what's not to love?).

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

Blooms already and shorts on Christmas? It would only be a dream here in IL. The quilt is so pretty. The sashing color is perfect for it.

TLC said...

Beautiful flowers AND quilty pieces. Congratulations on being all caught up!

Vireya said...

I'm sitting on the other side of the world, looking out the back door at the same plant, which is flowering here at the moment, too. Fantastic fragrance in the evening.

Your mystery quilt is looking good!

Feathers in my Nest said...

Love everything!!