Wednesday, December 10

Hope everyone is doing well. I've been so busy these past few days getting the house decorated for Christmas, cleaning and planning the Christmas goodies to be baked. This afternoon I picked Kati up from school so we could work on her Tie Fleece blanket. I was going to have her do the cutting, with supervision, but learned it was too hard for her to cut through the fleece. I had trouble cutting one side. Even my electric scissors would not cut the fleece. I guess it was being cut against the nap. I had the blanket ready for her to start tieing this afternoon.

I thought it would take her at least a couple afternoons to finish, but that little girl can tie!!! She started and finished this afternoon. Originally the blanket was going to be for Josey, her sister that will be here in February. After finishing she wanted to give it to her Mom and not for Christmas, she wanted to give it to her tonight.

I handed my camera to hubby and asked him to take a picture of me and Kati. Next time I'll hand him the point and shoot camera. Sorry this picture is out of focus.

When Kati finished the blanket she rolled up in it and couldn't wait to take it home
to show her Mom. I think it will end up being her own blanket.
She was so proud to be able to say she made it!!!

Thought I would share a few Christmas decorations. These pictures were taken right after I put everything up and before I cleaned. The two snow men in the back were made by my daughter several years ago. As you can see I needed to glue a couple buttons back on them.

I always hang these quilted snowmen on the front and back doors.

Santa is taking a well deserved nap before his big trip on Christmas Eve. He rocks and snores. My dog keeps going up to him trying to determine if he's safe.

This is our Christmas tree.


Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special said...

Hi Linda, Thanks for my birthday wishes!! Your granddaughter Kati is so beautiful and did a great job on her fleece blanket..I love the black and white cows with the pink color in it..I have always wanted to make this kind of blanket, but have never gotten the supplies.. it looks like a lot of fun!!I bet her mom will be so excited with this gift from her daughter.. Have a good night..
Hugs, Baba

PS. Your Christmas decorations look marvelous..

Patti said...

What a great project to do with your granddaughter! How proud she must be that she made it herself!!

I love all your decorations! Your tree is beautiful!!

Happy Holidays!

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Linda,

Kati did a fantastic job on the fleece blanket! She should be proud of it. And what a cutie she is.

Love all your Christmas decorations. Your tree is beautiful, and so are you!

Have a great weekend.

Holiday hugs,


Smilingsal said...

It's so good to involve the grandchildren in gift making/giving. Your house is lovely.

Flip Flop Floozie said...

What a sweet time with your granddaughter!! I have a Katie too but she is 15 now!! Growing up WAY too fast. Your home looks really pretty..i LOVE the picture of you and Katie too...
Have a great week/

storyteller said...

How lovely to do this project with your granddaughter. She's lovely and talented. I enjoyed your Christmas decorations too.
Hugs and blessings,

Lazy Daisy said...

What a great job Kati did with the blanket...I'm sure it was because of the excellent teacher she had. Love your pictures. Your house looks very Christmasy.

Cherdecor said...

I love the picture of you and Kati. She did a great job on the fleece blanket. You are a wonderful grandmother to teach her how to make these.

Your Christmas decorations are so pretty. You really have it going on! Your house is so pretty!