Tuesday, December 1, 2009

quilted Advent love

My mother made me a quilted Advent calendar! Isn't it gorgeous?! She filled the pockets with chocolate, scratch tickets (haha!) and little nips!

(side note- what do you call those little tiny bottles of alcohol? you know, the ones that are on the counter at the liquor store, that are around a dollar or so? my family calls them nips, but Steve had no idea what I was talking about when I said that!)


Here is a close-up, where you can see the pockets with the numbers for the day!


Funny, because I'd been thinking about these, after seeing one on a blog, and I thought how much I'd love to make one, but thought they were too advanced for me right now. I hadn't even mentioned it to my mother, but somehow, she knew!

10 comments:

Mrs. Potts said...

What a beautiful quilt! That is amazing that your mom did that.

I think we call them airline bottles since they're what airlines use for their drinks?

Chef Liz said...

That is so cute! :-) Your mom is super talented.

And I call them nips, as well.

notsojenny said...

they're nips... at least in New England

whacky midwesterners

The Pink Chick said...

I love your quilted Advent calendar! It is so beautiful!! I've never heard of nips either. We call them airplane bottles. However, I love the fact that you call them nips. I might have to start using that!

Mzchef said...

That might be the coolest thing i have seen in a week! That is awesome.

Everyone in nH calls "nips" nips.

That is weird about Steve not knowing that.

Kristin said...

Wow, how lucky are you??? That is gorgeous! What a keepsake.

Katelin said...

that is so cute! and love that there are mini bottles in there too, haha, classic.

Jill said...

What a pretty quilt! I love the goodies your mom put in the pockets. How fun!!!

I've never had a name for the little bottles of alcohol but I'll start to call them nips. I like it!

Shoshanah said...

I've never heard of the word nips. Although the only thing I can think to call them is "tiny little bottles of alcohol"

The New Black said...

That is such a fun idea! Quite the talented Momma you've got!