I really haven't fallen off the face of the earth. I have actually been trying to catch up on things that need to be done around here
One thing that I am thrilled to have been able to accomplish is some sewing. I had purchased some of the wonderful laminate fabrics before I broke my arm. It has been in my sewing room and I was expecting that I would not get to the gifts until after Christmas. My arm was freed up last Friday and the machine has been smoking since.
Accomplished.....four raincoats. Actually they are fully lined in flannel so there are really EIGHT coats!!!!
Sewing on the laminate was a breeze. I was really worried about it, but it went well. The first one I used clips to hold my seams (per the directions) which were awkward, but I quickly learned that pins do not leave holes and the rest were made using pins to hold the seams. These are Amy Butler patterns and made up easily, but I did make a few changes to the instructions when I felt I like another technique better.
We have been enjoying the Christmas season and all the fun preparations with the grandchildren. Cookie making is always exciting especially when it appears a flour bomb has exploded in the kitchen.
We had our semi annual quilt giveaway at our December guild meeting. Look at the stack of quilts on the table that were given to our different charities - 344 total. As well we had stacks and stacks of pillow cases, burp cloths and bibs that went out.
We enjoyed a Christmas brunch with our son and his family last weekend.
As well, we have been celebrating birthdays. We have three grandchildren with birthdays in December - one on Christmas Day.
|The buddy is asleep on it's back!!!!|
I received some wonderful mail lately. Maria sent me this darling fabric from her little corner of the world. She does the hexie flowers each week and I think I may have to join so I can use this cute fabric in one. Thank you so much, Maria.
I also received a lovely star ornament kit from Paper Pieces through the Christmas Quilt Show from Sew Cal Gal. I think these will be beautiful hanging on the tree next year.
I would like to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a new year filled with blessings.