Monday, December 22, 2014

THE LAST OF THE LAST MINUTE GIFTS

One of my sons and his family are living in temporary housing right now. It's hard on them not knowing how long they will be in one place. Because of that, my daughter in law asked for no toys for the girlies because they don't want a lot to pack up.
This year I decided to give them things that they can use together.  I've gathered together some kitchy things for mommy, and made her this apron and matching hot pad



the girlies needed aprons too



this cookie cutter makes the cutest little hands! I see lots of cookies in their future    : )


I mentioned in a previous post that we are going to have another wedding in the spring.  It's going to be a busy few months!  Here is a fun photo of the two

photo by Nathan Fawcett

When I finished a baby quilt a few weeks ago,  I counted 13 of them ready to be gifted to new arrivals.  As I said to one of my readers a while back...... "do you think that's too much to ask of a new daughter in law" ?   hahaha

Have a fun week with all your Christmas celebrations.
Merry Christmas from our home to yours!

21 comments:

Celtic Thistle said...

Lovely aprons and those biscuit cutters are so cute! Great photo of the engaged couple too.

Would love you to link up your Christmas makes to December's Ho, Ho, Ho and on We Sew at http://quiltswithpersonality.wordpress.com/2014/12/17/ho-ho-ho-and-on-we-sew/

Needled Mom said...

13? Not too much to ask as long as Grandma is up for a lot of babysitting!!!

Those aprons are just darling. They will make such nice gifts.

Sarah said...

Love the aprons. I wouldn't tell the new DIL right away about all 13 quilts...start with just 7 or 8. LOL

Dawn Hughes said...

Very cute aprons Carla, for the sweetest little girls. Love useful gifts, and I am sure they will love them. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas! Hugs

Vicki said...

What darling aprons. Such a practical gift for a mobile family.

Marie Lismore said...

Your Aprons are fabulous and I am sure the girls with just love them. Thank you so much for stopping by Quilts with Personality and linking up to the party. Marie x

gilly said...

Lovely gifts which I'm sure will be enjoyed by all! Wishing you a happy & blessed Christmas time together. Hugs xx

Kim said...

Now Carla, don't you go counting your chickens before they're hatched! ;) Though I can see another li'l bairn or two some day being born into your burgeoning family! What a happy couple they are. Love, love, love all those pretty aprons. Gorgeous fabrics.

Granny Maud's Girl said...

Does your prospective daughter-in-law know about the 13 baby quilts? :)
Cute aprons!

Catherine said...

Love those aprons-great gifts

Donna quilts said...

The aprons are lovely gifts! I wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas and holiday season.

Cathy said...

Congrats on another wedding! The aprons,are lovely! merry Christmas!!!

rachel said...

hahahahah! i love it - 13! the pressure is on! :)

such thoughtful gifts! and i love how practical your daugther-in-law is too! the aprons are perfect and the cookie cutters - a great find!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Really cute gifts. Merry Christmas

Glinda ♥ said...

What a sensible daughter in law ... your aprons are the perfect gift and so expertly and lovingly made (as always) - you have a lovely family. Merry Christmas and all the very best for 2015 :)

FlourishingPalms said...

Oh Carla! You're such a worker-bee! What a good idea to make those practical gifts for your grand girls. Congratulations on the fun ahead preparing for a wedding, and yes, I'd say you're entirely set on baby quilts! Probably for a half-dozen years or so! I hope you've had a very merry Christmas, and made wonderful memories with your family. Blessings.

Sandra :) said...

Gorgeous aprons - I love the little extras you picked for each apron - they match perfectly!

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Lots of wonderful family events to celebration and look forward to. I really like the black and white hot pad!

liniecat said...

lol such cute little hand shapes!
13 quilts..........well one grandchild could have one a year of course .... lol

Rene' said...

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas Carla!!! Pretty handmade gifts shared here. I love your final photo!

Christine said...

Happy Holidays!! I hope your season has been merry! I adore these… what perfect gifts! :)