Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Maple-Orange Marmalade glazed, smoked turkey breast; baked sweet potatoes; stuffing; and rum-maple pumpkin custard pie.  So good, so filling!!

I'm so grateful for so much this year... including my supportive husband, a warm home, and plenty of fabric to keep me company.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Fulfilling a Promise

So, I mentioned my sister's sister-in-law (EBG) a couple of posts ago.  Last year, she contacted me shortly after Thanksgiving about making Christmas stockings for her and her husband.  I told her my typical price, but offered a significant discount since she's nearly family. She agreed and I promised delivery before the following Christmas. 

Then news arrived that EBG had been notified that she was going to adopt a baby over the summer.  I knew I needed to make the new baby a stocking as well at no charge.  First, I chose the fabrics and then I cross-stitched the name plates.

Waiting for assembly
Here are the final projects:

The package went out in the mail this afternoon.  I expect it to be delivered on Monday.  

I have another stocking to make this year - my brother and his wife had another baby girl. Unfortunately, it will have to wait until after the semester is over since it doesn't have to be there until December 22nd and I have two other projects for special little ones whose birthdays are well before Christmas.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

More Progress

Stack of twos

Pressed stack.
I'm making steady progress on this project.  I know a young man who would be thrilled to hear that... if he even knew about this project.

Monday, November 5, 2012

What I'm working on...

I finally have a Friday Finish to post this week, but you'll have to wait and see it on Friday.  I'm mailing the package tomorrow and it would arrive by Friday.

In the meantime, here are some teasers for my current project.

There are over 300 3 1/2 inch squares in the shoebox. 

I've been able to spend a little time in the sweat shop this weekend and hope to continue the trend this week. I'm working on a newly reworked schedule and I should be able to get 30-60 minutes on most days to sew.  I have to say that I LOVE the navy flannel I'm working with. It is just simply the most gorgeous blue and SO soft!

I'm feeling more and more confident on this project.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Not your average baby gift

My youngest sister married the boy-next-door, literally.  And while I had not been living at home for years by the time my parents moved to that house, I have known her husband and sister-in-law (EBG) since before they were teenagers (more than a decade). So when I heard that EBG was adopting a baby with her hubby, I made appropriate plans to send her something (stereotypically late, but none-the-less). 

I saw a tutorial for a baby towel here and knew that's what I wanted to make for her.  So I grabbed a towel and chose a coordinating fabric.

It didn't take long to make and I like it a lot!