Thursday, December 10, 2009

It Must Be Christmas Time

This is how we know that it is almost Christmas. DH has played "Herr Drosselmeyer" in the Nutcracker for the 27 years of performances by the Andalusia Ballet Company.
And the funny thing is that he is recognized by children and adults all over our area. Even in the summer, little kids come up to him and call him Drosselmeyer and want to talk to him. Needless to say, he loves the attention.

And at home, the children are trying to be good for Santa. Can't you see Abby saying " We're just playing!" Buffy, on the other hand may be saying "Get this lug off of me!" I guess "good" is in the eye of the beholder.

I decided to show one of the quilts I made for Christmas as my granddaughter does not read the blog. And, no, this is not for her. It is for her 1 1/2 year old son, Sky. It is flannel, back and front, with batting between. It is done with 11" and 5" strips and after sewing it all together I quilted it on the frame. And then, of course, came the clipping. Somewhere along I did think, "who came up with this idea?" But then it was fun to watch it fluff. I washed and dried it three times and will send washing and lint instructions with it.


karenfae said...

I like the quilt - so colorful. I have never made one like that.

jonni said...

I love Sky's quilt!

Eric looks lovely, I don't think I've ever seen a picture of him in costume.

belinda said...

Well...he just looks M-A-R-V-Y!!!

Love the flannel
will just love it (well, he will for sure when he gets a little

Sharie said...

I love your quilt. The colors are super. I like the colorful bands. This would be a great quilt if you had to make one in a hurry.

Pat said...

What a GREAT quilt!!! Love seeing your hubby in costume, too. How cute that the kids call him by his "nutcracker" name when they see him around town!

McIrish Annie said...

what a fabulous and fun quilt for a kid! you did a great job

Mary said...

How cute -- but it does look like a lot of clipping! The picture of Abby and Buffy is so cute -- they look like my boys when they got caught roughhousing.

QuiltedSimple said...

what a very pretty quilt