After reading a few blogs the last couple of days, it sounds like most everyone had a really nice Christmas - myself included! We had all of our children here for most of the day on Saturday - it's been three years since that happened and we really enjoyed ourselves.
Thought I'd share some of the great gifts that were exchanged that you might be interested in seeing. My son made this great bench for me out of an old rusty twin sized bed. He's really good at welding and I was so tickled to see it when he brought it up the stairs to show me! Can't wait till summer comes and I can find the perfect place for it in the yard! I need to try and distress the new wood on the seat so if any of you have any ideas of how to do that, please leave me a comment or email me!
My mom sent me eight yummy fat quarters - they're all Civil War prints that I will add to my collection. I had told her about them when she was here visiting in September, but she thought the fabric would have cannons or soldiers printed on them because of the Civil War name - so she got a bit of an education from the quilt store where she went to buy them.
DD#1 had seen a big pillow shaped like a flower when we went shopping together last summer and thought she'd like one for her living room. I tried my hand at making one for her - along with three other coordinating pillows - and I think she was really pleased with the result.