Six days away. Yes, that would be Christmas and am I ready? Of course not! But maybe. On my to do list is to sew up one more pair of pajama pants and then I have 3 T-shirts to embroider. The only problem with that is that I ordered the T’s on line and still waiting on two of them…. Still have shopping to do – nope haven’t done that yet. Cards? Haven’t sent out one! That falls under the shopping list – need cards! I was busy helping with an event that I believe I told you about – The pictures with Santa thing. It went well and I’m very glad that it’s over. It seems I’ve had something I had to do concerning it every day for the past week….
My oldest granddaughter’s quilt. I had put this top together a while back. It’s mostly 6” blocks that I made when I was learning to quilt. There was a lady on the About.com forum that was helping ‘newbies’ with color value and accurate seams and the like. Anyway, I decided my granddaughter needed a quilt. She’s 21 and her last quilt she received when she was about 10 and it was a flannel rag quilt.
Back in Sept. I sent a baby quilt to a young friend (she’s more of a daughter….) who was having her third child. The quilt was backed with Minky like fabric and her daughter loved it. So I took the left over Minky like fabric and made her a Teddy bear with it. Because of the stretchiness of the fabric, I lined it with muslin so the bear would hold /keep it’s shape.
Several years back a dear friend game me this painted doll face on fabric and enough of the fabric to make a doll. So this is my new sewing room assistant who at this point remains nameless….. She hasn’t really been much help in the sewing room – so I may just call her Lazy instead of Lacy…. I have to tell a little story here (I know, surprise, right?!) I pulled this pattern, cut it out and then discovered I did not have the directions for sewing it up. I DO, on occasion, actually follow the directions. But she came together and is so stiff armed, I went back to look on the pattern piece to see if maybe she should have had some ‘soft sculpture’ but didn’t see any markings. I may yet just to it anyway…
I will be busy the next few days with finishing what little sewing I have to do, getting the house cleaned and getting what very little baking I’ll do, done!
I hope you all are having a wonderful holiday season and I take this time now to wish you a very Merry Christmas or whatever other December holiday you may celebrate.