The first project was completed last week and is another Quilt of Valor made by a member of my guild, and then quilted and bound by me. It has been delivered to the group who will be presenting all the quilts in January.
The second quilt was complete to a point last week. It needs to have one more star showing the date of my husband's actual retirement after 30 years of Naval service. (Don't want to jinx it.) It is going to hang in one of his offices to remind him of this milestone which is set for 2011.
The third project completed has been in progress for 30+ years. Actually, I had to complete only three this year (I was behind!) There are stockings for our orginal little family, my FIL, our DIL, our SIL, and our 5 grandchildren. If we are blessed with any other grandchildren, they will have to have different red fabric because they don't make this stuff any more. We might also need to have a larger mantle or a stocking tree to hold all the stockings.
SHHHH!!! The final project is not a quilt that I made, but one that I quilted and bound. It is a secret because it is my granddaughter's Christmas present. The label reads "A few of Zoe's favorite things because she is one of my favorite things. Love, Mama 2010"
After being away for 31 years, we are finally home again. We are South Dakotans through and through, so this is were we want to spend our "retirement" years. My husband and I are getting ready to open a custom woodworking business with me being the paper pusher and the woodworker's apprentice. Along with that I am going to continue quilting and also work as a substitute teacher. Life is good!