Monday, December 21, 2009

Cousins' Get-Together and Blackwork And Stones

I got pictures from the Cousin's Get-Together and want to share a few of them with you. These were taken at the Get-Together at the end of November. I posted about the weekend here and now, I've got the "people pictures" to share!

From left to right, Anita, Heidi, Monika, Sigrid, me and Renate, my sister-inlaw.

This is a good picture of us all. Left with the blue scarf is Anita, me in the white coat, Sigrid has the orange scarf, Renate in the way back, Heidi with the orange coat, Monika on the right and her husband Walter to her right. Yes, he is half-saint, hanging out with so many women!

We sure had a good time! And fortunately, it wasn't all that cold. The hot Christmas wine helped with any chills though. I am always the designated drive so I'm drinking hot "children's punch". No we didn't drive and no I couldn't have even helped find the way back to the farmhouse where we stayed! ha ha The get-together is a yearly thing and I'm sure looking forward to it next year!

My Blackwork and Stones now has a name.....Sometimes Together.

This is the last colored block on the piece. It's very pretty, I think. I like the colors. I was afraid that the white beads wouldn't be seen but they are great.

And, for the first time, here's a picture of the whole project.

You can see where I've started working on the "holes" on the left side. Neither of the black blocks are finished. I haven't quite decided what I want to do. I've got it narrowed down to three options so as I work on them, the "right" thing will pop into my head and I'll just know. The spaces between the blocks will also be worked but that's still a long way off. I hope you like it!

I'm not sure how much I will be writing over the next couple weeks. So just in case it isn't alot, I want to wish you all a good holiday and merry Christmas. However you spend it, I hope that you all find the true spirit of Christmas filling your hearts.


Xeyedmary said...

I LOVE your project! It's gorgeous!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you!

quiltmom said...

I hope that you have a wonderful holiday and enjoy more fantastic times with family and friends.
Winter has arrived here in Alberta and I am still trying to finish up the Christmas shopping and get our tree up.
It has been a busy fall and I am looking forward to relaxing for part of the holiday.
Your stones and needlework project is gorgeous- it is probably even more stunning in real life.

All the best in 2010.

Kathy A. said...

Oh your blackwork and stones is so very lovely. I really like how it works out.
Merry, Merry Christmas to you.

Dani - tkdchick said...

That last coloured block is just gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Hi Wanda...

wishing you a belated happy new year and wanted to wish all the best for 2010!

I had a really nice christmas with my family and since I had to work on new year's my family came to visit I did not need to spend it all by myself!
Hope to hear from you some time!

Plays with Needles said...

OK. first of all, you're beautiful~!! Second, I love your quilt of blackwork and stones but this last one is my fave!!! Of course, it IS my favorite color but Oh, it's lovely!

Can't wait to see what it becomes...I love to see a piece that is all you...about your loves and your life.

Looking forward to what's next...

Linda of the Lake said...

Now I get it - they are all beautiful - individually (yes, the handwork and the "girls") and collectively.