Thursday, November 27, 2008

THANKSGIVING FOR A YEAR OF MANY BLESSINGS

We are thankful to God for his many blessings to us this year. First of all, the birth of our grandson, Jonah, then my DH's improving health, and of course the expected birth of a new granddaughter, Abigail in December.

We are going out to eat today and will celebrate Thanksgiving with our #3 son, DIL & Jonah at a resort in North Texas on Lake Texoma. We leave tomorrow and will be a whole week with them! Yippee!!!

This double nine patch quilt is for #3 son & DIL for Christmas. I took it to be quilted last week and didn't think it would be finished in time to take with us, but the quilter called yesterday and I was so happy! I sewed the binding on last night and will have to finish the hand sewing part after I give it to them. I'm so glad it is finished.

Some of the pictures are too light because we took them in direct sunlight. We'll take some more when it is totally finished. It is done in all civil war reproduction fabrics.


This is the Christmas quilt after I quilted and bound it. I used the meandering quilting design because that is about all I can do now except for straight lines & stitch in the ditch. Tee Hee!

Here is Jonah's Christmas stocking. It isn't finished yet, but I just have the outlining to do on the cross-stitching - maybe you can see where I have done some of it. It really helps to make the picture stand out. I'll work on it during our vacation.
Then I'll have to get the cuff sewn onto the stocking. I really like the plaid fabric that I found for 40% off!
Hope you all have a wonderful holiday and maybe get some time for quilting! Thanks for all the comments. I try to respond, but I know I miss some. I appreciate all the visitors to my blog and enjoy checking out your blogs also.

8 comments:

Teresa said...

I had not heard of the double nine patch block before, but I sure do like it. What a great quilt to make scrappy. Yours looks just great.

a good yarn said...

Happy Thanksgiving Ruth! Your quilts are delightful. Hasn't the quilter done a nice job and the Civil War fabrics give it such a good look.

The other quilt and stocking are great too! What a lucky grandson!

You always do such lovely work.

Cheers...Ann :)

Sharing His Plan said...

Happy Thanksgiving Ruth! Love the quilt! WOW!!! It's GREAT! Thanks for sharing and clicking on it to see the BIG photo was great to see it larger. WOW! Great job and yes, be very thankful! yeah!
*hugs*
Jackie

Hanne said...

Lovely double nine patch quilt :-)

Wagonwife Designs said...

Just beautiful. I love them all.
I finally had a moment to stop by and I am thrilled I did.
Debra

Lea said...

Your double nine patch is absolutely beautiful. So as your Christmas quilt, I enjoy looking at those fabrics. :-)

Jonah's stocking is adorable.I love it! *S*

wyldthang said...

Hi Dear G! Sounds like you had an awesome TG! we sure missed you, glad you had a wonderful time with "the others" tho(heehee!). We are all looking forward to seeing M at Christmas, I look forward to getting to know her better, and it will be so fun to see the old new house all made up for Christmas. J's quilt is awesome, it looks so perfect in his "chocolate" room, on the antique bed--he's got his pocketwatch on the nightstand next to it :0). A was so proud that she designed the pattern for it too. They want me to make matching granny square blankets to go with. Someday!
Love, C

The Tile Lady said...

The two quilts and the Christmas stocking are just wonderful! I made a stocking for my grandson three years ago of my own design but it's not here so I can't photograph it and post it....maybe I can find a Christmas shot I can use! Is that cross-stitch on Jonah's?

Marie