Thursday, December 19, 2013


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….

Cherise's quiltMy daughter asked for a larger quilt and I told her she’d get one for Christmas – done!  This one is a large queen.  By large I mean, it doesn’t just fit over the top, it has some drop on the sides.

Kaitlin's quiltMy 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 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.

bear for LaurenBack 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.

IMG_0001dollSeveral 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.


1 comment:

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

LOVE your quilts, teddy bear and doll!! Looks like you're ready to me - ;))