Thursday, November 29, 2018

2018 Finish-Along, Last of Christmas Decorations

Just wanted to document 2 more finishes for quarter 4, co-hosted by Marci Girl Designs.

Back in October I stated my goals for quarter 4 here.

#1 on my list was the Angel Quilt, a gift for our oldest daughter for Christmas.  I shared this earlier this week, but wanted to document for the purpose of the 2018 Finish-A-Long, Q4.

The second finish was #5 on my list, the owl table runner for our other daughter, who loves owls. Top of the head is grandson Jaeger.  He gets taller every single time I see him!  Someone asked thelast time I showed this owl redwork how many threads I used for the redwork, but left no way for me to contact them.  I used 498 DMC Pearl Cotton #8, 1 strand because I wanted it to stand out some.  

I will be linking these finishes up in January at Marci Girl Designs.

If you are bored with my Christmas decorations you can stop reading here.  I am going to share some of the dolls I made.  Some of the porcelain ones I dress up at Christmas time.  Long,long time ago, I used to make porcelain dolls, and cloth dolls, and I have some especially for the holidays.

Grandma and Grandpa I dress up for the holidays

Hark and Herald 

This is a cloth doll, Santa who is working on a baby.  He has a pincushion and scissors attached to his arm. Somehow he lost one shoe this year,.  He was wearing a toddler shoe.  I knit his hat and socks too.

These are cloth dolls whose faces were stretched over plastic molds and I painted the faces.

This is a watercolor wreath I painted a long time ago.

On this ledge, I made the cloth Santa sitting on the left.  I also made the Santa who is fishing with a star hanging from his pole, it says "Catch a Falling Star"

This prized painting of a nutcracker, my now 18-year-old granddaughter painted when she was about 3-4 in an art class.  That year, I made this my Christmas card.

These two babies are dressed up in PJ's waiting for Santa.

These 3 folks I bought at a Harvest festival three separate years.  

Guess that is it for now.  Thanks for stopping by!



Susan said...

Karrin, I NEVER get tired of your Christmas decorations! They are just so wonderful and display so many talents you have. I remember that card of Kyleigh's. I still have a few of her cards I bought over the years - I can't bear to use the last ones. =)

Your finishes are great. The girls will be pleased, and you have finishes! Win-win.

K Reeves said...

You have made a bunch of dolls, beautiful ones, in addition to your gorgeous quilts!