Sunday, November 23, 2008


Poor little blog. Where did the week go? And the week before that? It's nearly the end of November!! Yikes.

I haven't had any garment sewing happening the past week. Not much sewing of any sort in fact. Until today! I kicked my buns in gear, because I have lots of little gifts to stitch up and not a lot of time left to do it.

First up, I started a quilted table runner for my mom. (She doesn't read the blog so there's no spoiling going on here by show & telling.) I'm using the Debbie Mumm Christmas Wishes Year-Long Sampler patterns.

This is the first block I finished, "Friendship" (March). I won't be using the Christmas blocks, since I want it to be for every day.

Don't look tooo closely! I'm not exactly a quilter (yet!) One block down, 4 to go! The nice thing about this project is that every block is different so I won't get bored (that's partly why I'm not a quilter...I have short attention span!)

Then I stuck some fabric in an embroidery hoop to stitch up this cute little Freebie from SWAK Embroidery:

It stitched out perfect! And it was very fast too, less than 10 minutes. Make sure you visit the site to download both the embroidery design & the free project sheet to make this cute little hanging ornament (or hang it off a cabinet knob or dresser drawer or door knob...etc etc.)

I picked up the cutest fabric Saturday to finish an aqua/red version.

These are Urban Chick's 1974 by Moda. Aren't they great?? There were 5 or 6 prints at the quilt shop and I had a hard time choosing just 3. I'll probably be making several of these little hanging ornaments. They're so cute & will make a great teacher/have on hand gift.

I also started a sweet wristlet from leftover Durham fabrics. I used this tutorial for instructions: Splityarn Wristlet Tutorial. There are a bunch of wristlet tutorials out there on the net, so if you don't like this one (it's short & to the point!) you can probably find a more detailed one. Or if you can't, let me knbw & I'll point you in the right direction!

That's it for me this weekend! I've got a couple more projects up my sleeves this week while I'm on Thanksgiving break (only 1 more day of school for me! I'm as bad as the kids but...Yippee!!) For one thing, StickGirl must have a scarf (SG, I got an amazing charm pack for it at Guthrie's!) And two totes, and a couple more wristlets, and some pj pants, and 2 hoodies, and some lace ornaments, and....

You get the picture.

1 comment:

  1. One day, I must have an embroidery machine. The stuff you make is so darn cute!! Sounds like you are keeping busy and I have three more days with kids, humbug!


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