Now that Christmas is over, I can show you what has been keeping me busy. Here are some of the gifts that I made for my female relatives...
For my dear Aunt Kathy, who joined our family's celebration this year, because her son was stuck far away from home in a snow bank (at least his plane was stuck). My Aunt is the epitome of hospitality, so I decided to alter my Noel Dancers a bit, creating "Welcome Dancers" complete with Colonial Pineapples, a symbol of hospitality.
For my Mother-in-Law, who is the nurturer to more Labradors than I can count. The design is by my talented friend, Merrie.
For my sister Jennifer, my first attempt at wool applique, thanks to Maggie Bonanomi's book "With These Hands", which is full of amazingly beautiful folk art patterns.
For my big sister Kimmie, a silhouette of her Donny, which made her pregnant self burst into tears, which subsequently made both myself and our Mama start to cry...it was a sight to behold...
For my little sister Joann (to get the significance of Roaring Bubbles, go here):
And for my baby brother Timmy and his wife Heather: