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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Red Christmas Gifts For REDnesday!


I was lucky enough to receive a couple of red gifts for Christmas this year!
My sister is the Stitching Queen! She made me this sampler, and created the pattern herself.

Could it BE any more perfect for me?!

That sampler would have been gift enough, but then she also made me this quilt!

Here it is, opened up half of the way.

And it's chock full of wonderful vintage fabrics. Check out those strawberries!



There are several beautiful red, white and blue fabrics in this quilt too. I couldn't possibly pick a favorite!

The little boats and trains are awfully cute too! And as if that weren't enough, she also made me a second quilt, but I'll save that for another time! Mary, thank you again, and you are amazing!

Well, that's it for me. I think I'll relax with a good book, and some milk and cookies. Who's the author of the book? Me! It's actually a journal that I received from our wonderful hostess, Sue. Thank you, sweet friend!

And if I don't "see" you all again before New Years Eve, I wish you health, happiness and prosperity in the year 2011!
If you would like to see more reds, head over to Sue's, at It's A Very Cherry World!

29 comments:

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Lovin' your cute sampler, Happy New Year:@)

Cherry Chick said...

What a perfect share for Rednesday. Your sampler is just charming and so "you".
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♥•.*.*.*.Cherry*.*.*.•♥
♥•.*.*.*.Chick.*.*.*.•♥
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Elaine said...

I so love that red sampler... Happy New Year.

Happy@Home said...

What a talented sister you have. Not only is the sampler adorable and perfect for you, but I am so impressed by the fact that she created it. The quilt is also beautiful.
Happy New Year to you too.

blue eyed dragonfly studio said...

The quilt is beautiful. What I love even more is your mug. My mother had one just like that. Happy New Year!!!

LV said...

You were truly blessed with all these lovely gifts. I love all quilts. She put in a lot of work on this design.

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Fun reds and what a talented sister you have! Happy New Year!!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

A sampler and a quilt! You have a wonderful sister! Happy New Year!

craftyles said...

CArol,
I love your new look, and I love your goodies. The sampler is really wonderful, and the quilt with vintage fabrics-wow. You lucky girl!Your sister is awesome! I'm taking down Christmas stuff as we speak. Out with the old and in with new! Happy New year to you too-enjoy your daughter for those extra days you have her home.
Leslie

Linda said...

What lovely gifts your sister made for you! Hope you have a wonderful New Years!

Maureen said...

Wow - someone really loves you! What wonderful gifts!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Wow! Your sister is talented. Love the little stitching and that quilt is gorgeous! Lucky you! Enjoy these final days of 2010. Blessings for much peace, joy and love in the New Year. Tammy

GWENDOLYN KAY said...

I love that little cross stitch. Wow, what a quilt! I can imagine all the time she put into it , being that it is so big.What a sweet sis you have.
Gwenny

Carey said...

The sampler and quilt are so beautiful. What lovely gifts. The quilt is a great way to showcase several favorite fabric, I may have to make one. Happy New Year.
Carey

nancy said...

Cute quilt. LOVe it. Your journal and cookies too.
Happy New Year!
Nancy

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Have a fun time shopping for more postcards. But if you are having a hard time finding the ones with the flag. Try E-bay Ive found Valentines and easter with the American flag. Happy hunting......Julian

Zootsuitmama said...

I had that couch~ and LOVED it! They are so hard to find now. Your stuff is great! Zootsuitmama

Jenny S said...

What a lucky lady you are!! You got some wonderful gifts! I love the picture you shared at the bottom with the mushroom and stuff. May I borrow it to use in some crafts?

daylily777 said...

Looks like you had a Merry Christmas!
Wonderful gifts , I love the patchwork quilt !
Happy New Year !
~Myrna

Sunny simple life said...

What's better than red? I love the vintage fabrics in your quilt. I am so drawn to all things old and just can't embrace modern. Happy New Year!!!

ceodraiocht said...

Lovely quilt and your collection of cards is beautiful!

bunny said...

Your sampler is very sweet and I'm lovin' that polka dot dish....Love me some polka dots...lol

Wishing you a great New Year!

bunny

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Much happiness to you in the new year, Carol! I love these two vintage postcards! Twyla

Dena E's Blog said...

Ahhhh sooooo FABULOUS Sweetie, and you have POLKA DOTS on your post too... LOVE em!!! BTW,, the cookie jars @ my post aren't mine. I'll get a picture of my red one this weekend..LOVE your post and, its such a JOY to my heart that God has blessed me with such special ladies like you, visiting my blogs...May God continue to bless you in this New Year as you call on Him~~~Hugs Dena

Denise Marie said...

lovely post & what a beloved sister and hostess!! you deserved it all!

Vintage Christine said...

I don't think ANY of my sisters know how to sew! Your sister is amazing and I love love love the quilt. Happy New Year to you!!!

Sherrie said...

I actually wanted to see some close ups of the quilt. There were a couple of squares that I really liked and would love to try to draw out the design. A fabulous gift to be sure. I also wanted to say...I know it is just a night, like any other night, but it is New Year's eve and it does make us stop to think and reflect on the past. Good or bad, it is the past and the future is before us. Here is to having a new year of hope renewed, faith restored and a sunny economy. Have a happy and healthy New Year. Thanks for being a friend.

Thriftin' Gal a/k/a Feathers said...

The quilt sooooo very beautiful! I am very happy I found your blog, I love it!

Diane said...

Happy New Year Dear girlfriend~ Cheers to a Very Happy 2011 Hugs, Diane