Sunday, December 29, 2019

Catching Up Now

Our niece was expecting a Christmas baby boy, so I got this little panel quilt ready for him.
The backing is this sweet all over print of antique toys.
These guys wanted to go along to wish them Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday, so into the box they went.
In typical first baby fashion, young Sebastian has still not made his appearance. But he has lots of goodies and love waiting for him when he arrives!
I made a couple of these tortilla warmers, one each for our son and our daughter. They are made from leftover string circles from this quilt.
I think they're pretty, and so did they. Best thing is - they work well!
I cannot even tell you how good this Cranberry Layer Cake was. My friend Kathleen posted the recipe here. Instead of a white cake mix, I used my tried and true yellow cake recipe. Otherwise the recipe is the same as hers. Delicious!!!
This is Moosie, who visited us all the way from New York State, by way of Charleston, South Carolina. She belongs to our daughter Mary and Matt. Matt stopped by Charleston to pick up our Mary, who is currently in school there, and they drove the rest of the way together. It was wonderful to see them all and to finally get to meet Moosie. She is the sweetest!
They left yesterday to begin the long drive back. We miss them. It is SO quiet here now.
Dawn is a long time friend of our Miss Ru, and now she is our friend as well. She sent us this beautiful Christmas arrangement. It arrived well before Christmas, and it is still gorgeous. Friends make life so much more precious!
You, my blog friends, are so precious to me. Thank you for being my friends all these years!
Hugs and love,


Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

Oh, that cake looks so good!! I have a partial bag of frozen cranberries that I should get out of the freezer and make this.

Karen S said...

Lovely work with the baby quilt.Panels are a great choice when keeping a quilt small. Lovely little soft toys, too.
That cake does look delicious. I will have to look at that recipe - after we empty the fridge of all the Christmas leftovers.
Moosie does look adorable. It is a long trip from Charleston. That is one place we know well.
Hope you have lots of fun quilty plans for the New Year.

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Sweet baby quilt and toys! Such a cute dog! Wishing you a blessed and peaceful new year!

Thimbleanna said...
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Thimbleanna said...

Happy New Year Elaine! The little baby quilt is adorable -- what a fun and treasured gift. And the cake looks divine - yum yum. Looking forward to another year of your beautiful quilts!