Showing posts with label Christmas. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Christmas. Show all posts

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Christmas Past

I made a couple of these a few years ago.  This wasn't the prettiest. 

I used to have Christmas for the family at my house, but my daughter has had it the last few years.

I loved this quilt and gave it away this summer.  It's on my to-do list to make another.

This Christmas quilt was given to one of my grandsons and his wife.

This one is on my bed until the first of the year.  I really like it.

These little mini stockings were a fun project that I made several years ago.  I made lots of them.

I have made lots of table-toppers.  Pillow covers, too.

Wall hangings too, and almost always reversible.  I figured why not a tree for fall and Thanksgiving.

A dresser cover from some blocks I got at a shop hop.

Table-toppers and wall hangings, it's a sickness.
And, one more wall hanging that almost got left out.  The scare crow is from Hobby Lobby.

I have also made countless Christmas bags.  I made this Christmas post to link up to Bonnie at Quiltville's Very Merry Happy Holiday linkup here.

Monday, October 14, 2013

More Early Christmas, For The Boys

The boys are 1 year old (later this month), and 4 years old.  A pillowcase each.  The one on the left is for the 1 year old, and it matches his quilt, from Ikea, with hedgehogs. 

Also these Hot Wheel carriers, not perfect, but hopefully they'll like them.  I know they're too old for the one year old, but I figure his mom can put them aside for him.  I used the instructions on Homemade by Jill, and Just another Hang Up.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

One More

And I think it turned out pretty cute.  I used what I had, (except for the Nutcrackers, I bought those) and if I were shopping I might have gotten different fabrics, but all in all, I'm happy with it. 

Even the inside is Christmasy.  I do the lining in my pockets upside down, because when I reach in, they are kind of right side up.   I'm already getting the urge to make some for my SIL's, I can't seem to help doing that to myself.   I didn't make that side of the family Halloween bags though.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

One Down, One to Go

I got the panel from Hobby Lobby and wanted it to be reversible, what the heck, it doesn't take any more fabric and after a month or two, I can flip it and go another month.  I used the trees from Deck-ade the Halls.  I promise, it's not straight, but it's not as crooked as it looks.  Hobby Lobby had the panel puffy and with the flower and crows glued on like floppy appliques, but I opted to just do it like a little quilt, and I will use the clips from Ikea to hang it on small nails. 

And the quilt is basted, so should be finished in a day or two, with any luck.   My husband's health hasn't been the best, so everything is on stand-by. 

Saturday, November 24, 2012

A Little Bit of Christmas Sewing

My youngest granddaughter is getting a Kindle Fire for Christmas from my daughter and her husband so I found a good deal on a cover from ShopNBC and I made her this bag this morning to carry it in.  It is quilted and fully lined with 2 pockets inside and 2 outside.  Hope she likes it.  She's 9 so I was hoping that this Ikea fabric is young but not too young.  You can see the green striped pocket lining showing through, the inside is lined in the same fabric and the inside pockets are lined with the Ikea fabric. 

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas, Shopping and Math

I hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas or if you celebrate a different holiday, or it was just a day, I hope it was a wonderful holiday or day. This is the restaurant where we ate, the Columbia in St. Augustine. It was a very pleasant meal with good company and the food was good. I think that their bread and salad was so delicious that I could have just stopped there and been happy. This is my brother from Georgia, Vince and his son Robert. Robert had hat hair, but I hope he wouldn't mind me putting his picture here. We hadn't seen them for several months and it was so good to spend a few hours together. Christmas 2010 was different, but very good. There were 8 of us including DH and I, Vince and Robert, and my DD and her soon to be husband, her son Micah, and his daughter Christi. Three teenagers, but they were all a pleasure.
This is my shopping loot, it almost feels like ill gotten gains as it was such a good deal, and they told me Thank You! Z and S Fabrics had a brief half price on everything sale, and since my fabrics were from their clearance, it was about $1.65 a yard. I got 2 penguin panels, 2 pairs of Mundial scissors, 5 rotary blades, and 17 yards of good fabric for $59.44 including shipping. I wish that I could have splurged more, but then I have to remind myself that I don't want a big stash, I want to keep it small and use it up. I have to remind myself often, especially when I see sales.
I thought that I had enough 16 patch blocks to make my Thank you quilt, but alas, I was ten short. I did some seaching and cutting and then figuring, and thought I had enough for 10 to 11 blocks, but I must need some remedial math classes, as I ended up with 23 blocks. Somewhere along the way I must have forgotten to multiply by two. I enjoyed having my sewing room look nicer for a few days, but I couldn't stand it, I needed to get going on my projects, at least a little.
Have a happy holiday season. Christmas is over, but the season still has a week. Hope yours is awesome.
(Blogger wouldn't let me add pictures today, so I had to go back to the old way. Thank you fellow blogger, whoever you are, for the reminder that we could do that. Sorry, I can't remember which of the blogs I follow that passed along that helpful tip.)

Saturday, December 11, 2010

One Down Fifty-Nine To Go

I've finally gotten around to starting Step 3 of Bonnie Hunter's Roll Roll Cotton Boll mystery, and I can see that it is a doozy.  This is my second string block ever and making the first one for the mystery was almost as tedious as I remembered.   Last time I was up and down pressing after each strip, and this time I used my trusty little wallpaper roller, so that was easier, also this block was a trial so I didn't assembly line sew, so I know that doing that will make things easier.  I didn't really have strings, so I was cutting and sewing.  I plan to cut a bunch of varied strips, and that is three things to make life and strings easier.   There is hope!  If worse comes to worse, I will try to get 30 finished and do the other 30 later, as I plan to make 2 lap quilts anyway, unless it is so gorgeous that I have to have it for my bed.  It is one of Bonnie Hunter's, so that could happen.   My brothers visit was very nice, he liked the fleece blankets and pillowcases that I had made for his step grandchildren.  I didn't realize until after he left that I had forgotten to take pictures of them, oh well, if you've seen one the others aren't much different, lol.   I do like to have pictures though, it helps me feel like I'm accomplishing a little bit.  
We have made plans for Christmas, like Thanksgiving it won't be our traditional.  Christmas Eve we will go to my daughter's and see her side of the family, and hopefully sometime during the holidays we will see my son and his side.   Christmas day we are taking one of my grandson's, Micah, to visit with his cousin Robert and my brother Vince in Georgia.  They will meet us in St. Augustine and we have reservations to eat at the Columbia Restaurant, which is one of my favorites.  It will be a nice day and I'll get to see more of my family.

PS  My brother Vince just called me, he is at an estate sale where they have a Singer Featherweight.  He isn't really a sewer, but he does like unusual things and he has taken a liking to my little featherweight and so he's going to get the one he's looking at for himself.  He's bringing it with him on Christmas, and I'll bring mine too, so we can compare.  Both of my brothers are very handy, and I told him that he will be able to take care of his himself, and then he can teach me.  I miss having a sister, but it is great having brothers. 

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Mini Christmas Stockings

This year our Christmas shopping consists mainly of some small identical presents and when I saw the pattern for Mini Stockings ( on the Martha Stewart Crafts email I thought those look simple and they would be cuter than wrapping.  DH added, and you could machine embroider their names, too.  Little did I know that they would take the better part of 3 days.  I enlarged the pattern to 130% and I'm glad that I did or they would have been really fiddly.   I made 29 of them, and I was glad to see the last one, I'm not so much a crafter as a would be quilter, lol. 

I was really wanting to get working on Step 3 of Roll Roll Cotton Boll, and on some quilts in progress, but felt that I needed to finish the stockings.   Now, my brother is coming to visit, which is a good thing and so I am probably not going to get to working on more sewing for a few days.  That doesn't even take into account that I need to do some housecleaning so that I can put up Christmas decorations, etc......    I'm just a retired person with 'time on my hands', how can I be so far behind?