Christmas 2012 Recap

Before it gets so far from the holidays that the moment has totally passed, here’s a quick show-and-tell of what I made for my family for Christmas:

For my brother, a lap quilt …

High On A Mountaintop
High On A Mountaintop
High On A Mountaintop
High On A Mountaintop

… completely from stash other than the Kona Steel (or was it Iron?!) that I bought for the back. Named for a song by the glorious Loretta Lynn.

A pie-themed patchwork trivet for my pie-making father, packaged with other pie-related items …

Pie-related Trivet
Pie-related Trivet

Liberty fabric pillowcases, with tiny crocheted edging, for my mother …

Liberty crochet-edge pillowcases
Liberty crochet-edge pillowcases

… and I will be making a pair of these for myself for my upcoming bedroom redecoration as well. I also made her a bobbin lace butterfly …

Lace Butterfly

… and framed it. Those of you following my bobbin lace progress might have wondered where that disappeared to, but it’s only ’cause I was keeping it on the down-low. I’ve got a (huge) new piece of lace started now, but I’ll hold off on sharing new stuff until I’ve finished catching you up on a few more things!

There’s a few more photos of these projects over in my Flickr stream if you’d like more detail!

5 Comments on Christmas 2012 Recap

  1. Karen
    January 8, 2013 at 21:41 (4 years ago)

    Ah Julie! All so lovely!! But my favourite has to be the quilt – it’s all about quilts for me at the moment! It is beautiful (in a manly kind of way!)
    Also – I am mighty impressed by the teeny-tiny-ness of your crochet!!
    xxxxx

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    • julie
      January 10, 2013 at 10:10 (4 years ago)

      Thank you so much, my dear! :)

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  2. RMW
    January 8, 2013 at 23:41 (4 years ago)

    Let me guess…. That quilt was cross stitched??? (snicker)

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  3. Genevieve
    January 9, 2013 at 01:57 (4 years ago)

    Wow! What gorgeous gifts! Your bobbin lace Butterfly is utterly beautiful and impressive! My sister is trying to teach herself bobbin lace making and getting on really well! But I know how long it takes just to do a TINY piece.

    That plus quilt… I’m so jealous!

    Genevieve- the one who wishes she was your sister so you’d make me something AWESOME like these for Christmas! ;)

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    • julie
      January 10, 2013 at 10:13 (4 years ago)

      Oh Genevieve, always with the comments that make me grin and blush at the same time! Thank you so much – and wish your sister luck from me on the bobbin lace, I can’t imagine trying to teach yourself, she’s a brave woman! :)

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