Saturday, November 21, 2009

Just moving right along . . .

I'm still sewing gifts, and having a blast doing it! My sewing machine has been a real workhorse lately. I better take it in after Christmas and have it cleaned and serviced. It's been a long time since that's been done.

I made my son a set of potholders and an oven mitt. A fun little project!

I love them! Might have to make a set for myself too.

I made my dad a set of pillowcases. I know he enjoys watching the Pistons and when I came across Pistons fabric I knew it was the right choice.

And of course, as usual, a cat in the picture.

My Aunt got me hooked on making yo-yos. She makes little trees out of the various sized yo-yos, so I made some too. It was so hard to get a good picture of these, so just pretend it's crystal clear.

Enough of those for now, I'm sick of making them. I have been knitting some socks but no pics yet.

I am enjoying my new quilt. And so are the cats. It's hard to get them off the bed in the morning so I can make it.

I'm so looking forward to Thanksgiving! Gotta go buy my food today and get things ready. Have a great weekend!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Fabric Joy

My beautiful warm quilt!

It's done and on the bed. I used it for the first time last night. Nice and toasty warm! I love my quilt.

I'm so glad I made it. Can't wait to make another one! The next one will be bigger. This one is more of a full size, my bed is a queen size. After the holidays are over I'll plan the next one.

I went to a new (to me) quilt shop yesterday. What fun! Oh my such beautiful fabrics and friendly service. I will definitely go back. I bought a few Christmas fabrics while there. Not sure what I'll make with them, but I was not leaving without buying them.

I'll be back at my sewing machine today. I've got more stuff to make and a wonderful long three day weekend to play with my fabrics!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Busy time of year

It's the busy time of year if you make Christmas gifts. Busy busy busy. But I love it! I love making gifts. I've been knitting and sewing, lots and lots of sewing. I can't show some of it yet.

My son is a big University of Michigan fan. I made him a set of pillowcases. I think he'll love them! Of course a kitty had to get in the picture.

I did make another curtain for the side door, it's not hanging up yet since it's a Christmas fabric. Pics of that will come later.

I also made some little fabric Christmas ornaments. OMG they just turned out so cute! Hard to sew a perfectly round circle, but I'm happy with them. They'll make cute little gift tags which can then be used on the recipient's Christmas tree.

The quilt is finished but I haven't had a chance to get a good picture of it yet. I'm almost done with a pair of socks I'm knitting for myself. After that, some gift knitting. Lots to do. The clock is ticking.