A belated Happy New Year!
I hope everyone made it through the silly season okay. Ours was a fairly low key affair, and I have to say I enjoyed it that way, no stress and just some quiet enjoyment of the season. The kiddos were with their dad for Christmas this year, and we let them open their presents on the Solstice. Miss Matilda loudly exclaimed with everything that it was just what she wanted, which was pretty funny. I'll have to dig a few pictures off the boyfriend's phone camera of the event.
My big gift to Jeff this year was a Kindle Fire. He had asked for one, and once I knew nobody else was getting it for him, I got one and surprised him with it. Of course this also meant a new Kindle case needed to be sewn:
As he rode professionally for a couple of years, bicycles were a natural choice. I had picked up some of the Michael Miller fabric a while back with him in mind, though no real project. Whilst going through some stash fabrics to figure out what to make the case out of, I grabbed that one again, and realized that the piece of Kyla May fabric from her Smirk line matched really well. Voilá!
I did pretty well this Christmas and got some lovely stuff...
Jeff and his dad each got me a quilting book I'd asked for:
Jeff's mom sent me some money, and unsurprisingly I bought fabric, from the awesome Hawthorne Threads:
Some Echo by Lotta Jansdotter. They were out of the aqua colored blooms (which I have in the orange also), so that's the only print I had wanted that will have to wait a while. I've seen some amazing uses of the saffron yellow prints too, but I will have to try and resist that temptation!
A FQ bundle of Denyse Schmidt's Hope Valley in the New Day colorway:
A few prints from the "Cut Out and Keep" and "Across the Pond" collections from Cloud9:
Rendezvous by Khristian A. Howell:
And from Sew Lux on Etsy some Magic Beans/Pez by American Jane for Moda:
And some Cape Ann, by Liesl Gibson for Moda:
A bit of stash building!
I hope you got some nice spoils this season also!