I've been reading your blogs a bit but no time to read them all and to comment. Actually I must confess, with the holiday rush I had to whittle down to only a few I've been able to follow religiously. Everyone posts such beautiful stitching and pretty decorations and it is to my total enjoyment to read all the goings on. I know I have some catching up to do. I hope to be a better follower after the holiday craze dies down.
|Actually the photo is from YESTERDAY when I start the post......today it is much the same but it is SNOWING!|
I did finished his stocking with time to spare! Sorry, no picture of stockings all hung with care....but I got one with Will in the stocking.
I took my son's quilt re-do and used it to scoop up all his presents in one big pile tied at the top with a big red bow. Evidence enough that he was pleased was him snuggling under the quilt his entire stay.
Project wise I am pretty pleased with how many UFO's I crossed off my list this year as well as some other's I started and finished. (need to update my 2017 finishes tab!) And just maybe I should checked my WIP basket before I boast too much!
I made this little pin cushion early in December. It is a quick and easy Etsy pattern. Really took only about an hour. The 'pie plate' is a mason jar lid. I didn't want to use it as my EGA pin cushion exchange until I could perfect it a bit and until I actually knew if it would stay together......I only finished about a hour for the meeting. I could never gift it and then find out it fell apart!
A couple of stitching buddies and I agreed on a SAL pattern to start on January 1st and I admit, I started it already. My excuse was I didn't have anything else to stitch.....which was meant with groans. I guess I just didn't want yet another start that would be sidelined so I started our SAL. Trust me, they will pass me in no time at all. It is called Halloween Quaker by Lila's Studio. I've only recently discovered this designer and I like her patterns.
I am stitching on the called for fabric, PTP Murky, in 32 count with the called for WDW Threads.
On the sewing front, after all but Amy left, she and I spent a day quilting. I had these two quilt tops pieced and managed to assemble one. It is quilted and only needs the binding hand sewn. They are not quite twin sized quilts but will complete my vision for the twin beds I have in the guest room.
|The before....end result is much better|
The second one, it is on the agenda for today. I had to piece fabric for the back and now I am ready to make my quilt sandwich and put the presser foot down.
And my sweet indulgence.....a few Christmas pix of sweet William.
To the right is how it was INTENDED to be used. Did I care if it was broken....you bet I didn't. I would just have to order a new one.
That's right Little Man it is OK to drink from the hose too!
Wishing everyone a continued safe and happy holiday and a bright and happy new year! Thanks for stopping by and keep on stitching!