Monday, 29 December 2008

Now I can show you what I have been making !....

So here as promised are the pictures of the the presents I made for Christmas ,for obvious reasons I couldnt show you before as I didnt want to spoil the surprise !
First is the cushion of Charlottes(my Granddaughter) quillow.....
and now the quilt part

Jean's (my sister)cushion



Jeans quilt


The cushion of Kate's (my Daughter)quillow
see the sheep ,in the left hand corner ?



The Quilt...

I embroidered the tree and ironed on the sheep !see here in detail ,still on embroidery frame !


All three quillows together amongst some of my cushions




And I made my older Daughter Sharon a cardigan





Oh yes ,along with a book token, we gave Jeans husband Pete a jar of pickled onions ....
Have a good day everyone ,with love from



33 comments:

Jean said...

Hi Jan ,couldn't wait to see this entry ,so came straight away .
I really love my quillow,I shall treasure it always, knowing it was made with love ..plus alot of hard work as well !!! something Christmas used to be .Pete liked his pickled onions...Daniel told me he likes them too when he saw them sitting on the work top .Wishing you and Maurice a very Happy Healthy New Year ....with much love Jean and Pete xxxxx

mortonlake said...

is there anthing better than home made pickled onions?? mouth watering lol.got 7 jars in me store i did few weeks back,oops tell lie 5 lol.great pics jan,you are so talented.take care love mort xxx

LYN said...

CLEVER CLOGS YOU!!
VERY IMPRESSED!!

Ally Lifewithally said...

Jan they are beautiful ~ I love the sheep and tree ~ can just imagine how pleased they all were to receive such lovely gifts ~ and the Cardie ~ it must have taken ages to complete all of these ~ Ally x

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I can tell why you kept so busy. They are all beautiful. I think those kind of gifts are the best. You put alot of love into those. The cardigan and the quillows are exceptional to say the least. The only pickled onions I've ever had were tiny ones that were in a pickled vegetable mixture. Hopefully this year I'll find the time to make my gifts. They really do mean more.
'On Ya'-ma

Pamela said...

Oh Jan these are absolutely GORGEOUS!! I love the detail you put into them. The tree and sheep is so cute! These are the best gifts. They will have them forever! The cardigan is beautiful, too! How talented you are Jan!
How did you learn to make these things? Did you teach yourself?
Love Pam

Bunny said...

Lovely work, Jan. I particularly like the sheep, having penned up EIGHT of somebody else's yesterday morning.
I wish I knew how you find the time to be so creative, and lead an interesting life as well!
Lots of love to you three for a very happy New Year.
xxx

D said...

and you say I'm clever... these are beautiful my friend. Love ya

Dawn said...

Wow, You are a smartee pants. These gifts are priceless. Happy New Year to you and those you love. Dawn

Joan said...

What a wonderful job you have made of all your gifts do you do all the patchwork by hand or do you use a sewing machine? Now you will be able to get back to books lol. Love Joan

Odds Bodkins. said...

You sure had a busy time in the run up to
Christmas Jan. Hope you're finding time
to relax now.
Happy new year to you and Maurice.

B. x

Kathy said...

Jan, your quillows and quilts are beautiful! You chose such pretty fabrics! I'm sure everyone who received something made by you was thrilled and touched. Uou put a lot of work and love into each thing!

Happy New Year...

Hugs, Kathy

Jenny said...

How clever you are they are lovely presents.
Jenny <><

Jeanie said...

How clever you are with your hands Jan.
Your quillows and covers are absolutely beautiful! The cardigan too.
How chuffed the owners must be to receive those. I know I would be to receive any one of them...even if it were the pickled onions. They looked delicious too!
My you are clever!
Well done!
Thanks for sharing the piccy'.
Hugs
Jeanie xxxx

Marie said...

Jan, your quillow's turned out beautiful! You did such a wonderful job on them. I am so impressed! They're just lovely. I wish I had time to quilt these days! You put me to shame! XXOO

Sandra said...

They are all beautiful Jan, you are so clever, I`m hopeless at needlework or knitting. Well done! By the way, I love home made pickled onions too....yummy! :o)

Love Sandra xxxx

madcobug said...

I think you really were busy. All these things you made are beautiful. Hugs, Helen

Jeannette said...

Wow Jan, you've really been busy! No wonder you don't have so much time to write in your journal nowadays! I'm sure everybody loved receiving these hand made gifts, which are by the way beautifully made! Have a very happy new year! Jeannette xx

ADB said...

You certainly have been busy, Jan. Hope you've had a good Christmas, and wishing you all that is good for 2009.

nan said...

Well Jean you'd been busy. Glad you had a nice Holiday. Love the Santa hat, as well the quilts. My Aunt use to make those ages ago. Anyway you can give pickled onions recipe out? never heard of those..Long story short have a nice quiet New Year! Nancy

nan said...

oop did I call you by the wrong name? sorry Jan.Nancy

Coelha :B said...

OOooh....how beautiful! What great gifts!! Julie

Anonymous said...

thank you for my lovely sheepy quillow, I love it! I have to keep looking at the different shapes and patterns on the material, I will treasure it for always just as I do you. The sheep is happily grazing under his tree. Love you for always Kate

Sal said...

All so clever and so beautiful, what a great talent you have!
Happy New Year to you and yours.
Sal.

Yasmin said...

Your amazing, they are gorgeous, and the work and time that has gone into them, what a talent.


Thanks for sharing

Hugs
loves ya

Yasmin
xx

Missie said...

Beautiful quilts! You were busy.

Astra! said...

Hi Jan...
WOW! you have been busy and they're lovely presents. I hope you had a great Christmas and i wish you to have a very Happy New Year!
Best wishes and God bless!

Love Astra! X

Chris/cacklinrosie101 said...

Goodness, Jan, you are more than talented. That cardigan is just lovely as well as all your quilts. I would more than love to get any as a gift, and you picked onions also. Wow! Hope you, Maurice and family have a wonderful 2009! love xx

lunarossa said...

What wonderful presents! I wish I could do something so fantastic. I bet the recipients of the gifts were over the moon. Well done, Jan. Wish you all the best for the new year. Take care. Ciao. Antonella

Lucy said...

Oh what I would give for your talent!!!! I would not be sitting at this computer all the time, I promiuse you that. They are just beautiful. I am so glad we managed to find each other again. I lost you. You and Mort and Sybil are about the only ones from Britian I keep up with. Mort can't get rid of me cause there is a bond there since my son had MS also. Lucy

Heather said...

Thank you for taking the time to stop by and say a prayer for my mom and stepdad, it was so kind of you.

I looked through the pictures of all the homemade quilts and you are very talented! They are all so pretty! I wish I could do something as lovely as that, my mother used to quilt but I never took the time to learn and now I wished that I had.

Hope you are having a nice weekend.

xoxo, Heather

Lucy said...

Hi Jan , I just nted ti stop in and saY Hi. Thanks for visiting my blog. nice to have you back. I missed you on my Journal and now you are back. Lucy

Lucy said...

I had glanced at your profile but just this morning it jumped out at me that you are left handed,. So am I and I had one sister and one brother who was. Lucy