My favorite Christmas is always the one about to happen. 2007 was the year my daughter and her family were in New Zealand for an 8-month working vacation - we had Christmas memories made via web cams - the happy part of that was them coming back. But I did want to make it special for my grandsons so they got quilts from Nana. Chandler, on the left, was my design and had leaves quilted in an all over design. Corbin's quilt, on the right, had his favorite - Orcas. I made the orca design on a 5' x 5' piece of newsprint and appliqued the pieces. I couldn't finish before they had to leave. They went from Colorado to Minnesota (where my son-in-law is from) and Corbin's other grandma, pictured helping hold the quilts for pictures, finished the quilt by doing the quilting and binding. She also entered in a quilt show there.
Christmas 2008 and they're back home - they've grown so much in a year - and another Christmas almost here for more memories - I love my family.