Tuesday, January 3, 2012


Hello my darling friends, Happy New Year!!!! I am finally back from my vacation and had so much fun with my family~~ We didn’t do much, mostly lounging around the house and eat lots of food. Now I’m fully recharged  for the new year!!

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I know Christmas has long past but still would like to share the presents we exchanged for Christmas. Since my little sister is having a baby, I made some blankets for her. First is a couple of swaddle blankets, each simply made with a yard of flannel!!

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Pattern: jcaroline creative "Flannel Receiving Blankets
Size: 32” x 32”
Completion Date: 12-16-2011

Then a Ric Rac blanket for play and naps. You know I had to choose a giraffe fabric~~ Isn’t it adorable?! My sister loved it!!

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Pattern: Sew Much Ado "Ric Rac Receiving Blanket
Size: 42” x 42”
Completion Date: 12-16-2011

Beside a bunch of other goodies I got from my sisters, I also received 2 Lizzie Kate charts for Christmas. For someone who knew little about cross stitching, I so appreciate her making an effort to find these for me. Totally my taste, too!!!


My elder sister is the knitter of the family, so she made this set of hat and shoes for our baby niece~~ Aren’t those shoes adorable?! I want a pair, too!!!!! She also made me a hat but it’s not quite done yet, so I’ll have to wait a bit longer to receive them in mail.


She also make these stylish greyhound sweaters and put them on Etsy~ All the profit goes to Compassion for Greyhounds of Michigan. She also sells the pattern to all you knitters out there~ Here is Nash nosing around the kitchen in his handsome sweater!!

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I had such a wonderful time!!! Wish I lived closer to them so we can do this more often… May you all have a wonderful 2012~~~


  1. С Новым годом! И поздравляю с прекрасными подарками! одеяла для ребенка сестры очень красивые!

  2. great gifts all the way around....looks like you had a wonderful Christmas!!!

  3. Welcome back! I love the giraffe blanket! It's so adorable and I love the backing fabric.

  4. Happy New Year! I am so glad that you had such a wonderful trip and your Christmas too. :)
    Your blanket is beautiful and your charts and gifts are fabulous!
    Ma Tk

  5. Theresa, están preciosos todos los presentes, ahora a disfrutarlos.

    Feliz año nuevo.


  6. Sounds like a great time!!!!
    The booties and blankies are a.......dor...able!

  7. Happy New Year Theresa! Love all the presents...your blankets are so cute and the hat and booties your sister knitted are adorable! Your niece will be appropriately accessorized!

  8. Happy New Year!! Looks like you ended 2011 on a wonderful not--spending time with your family. What could be a better present?

    Your blankets and your sister's knitting are wonderful--a very talented family, I'd say :)


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