Thursday, December 30, 2010

Change of Plans

In October, having never quilted before, I decided that I would make lap quilts for my four nieces, two nephews, and one sister-in-law.

At the beginning of December, I changed my mind and decided that I would make lap quilts for two nieces, one nephew, and one sister-in-law.

Six days before Christmas, with one lap quilt done, one lap quilt needing binding, one lap quilt pieced, but needing quilting, and one lap quilt left to cut out, I went to the dentist for an unexpected (emergency?) root canal. I decided that only my sister-in-law, whose quilt was done, would receive a lap quilt. :)

Unfortunately, I forgot to take pictures in my own home in day light before I gave it to her.  These pictures were taken in the evening after she opened it.  I was very pleased with how it turned out.  She loved it!

Enjoying the candlelight while we all sing
"Happy Birthday, Jesus" on Christmas day.  

Can you see the cake and candy in the background?  Every year, I bake two round cakes-one for the boys and one for the girls.  I set out the plainly frosted cakes with two "sets" of candy and the children decorate the cakes for Jesus.  We light the candles, turn off the overhead lights and sing.  It is one of my favorite Christmas traditions and we share it with whomever is celebrating with us at our house.


Heather said...

What a wonderful tradition! And the quilt is gorgeous. What a lucky sister-in-law!

Saminda said...

I LOVE that tradition! And your lap quilt is beautiful. :) xx