Sunday, January 27, 2013

Christmas sewing--wouldn't be Christmas without it!

     My goodness, I have not written much lately. I have been sewing a lot but with Christmas gifts and all I didn't get much quilting done. I did sew this year's Christmas ornaments for the kids and thought it would be fun to show them here. I have been making ornaments each year for the kids in the family. It started back in 1970-something with my younger cousins and has continued ever since as nephews and nieces have come along. They get cut off the list when they graduate from high school and you would think there would have been an off year but it seems like I have had to do a dozen each year!  My rule for myself is that I don't ever repeat and I try to do a different type each year. I have done everything from bread dough to shells to crafts to embroidery and this year I decided to try not to spend any money so I found a very old pattern, dug out some fabrics, and got by with only having to buy stuffing, a piece of felt, and embroidery thread so that was pretty good. Lambs? you ask. Well, they are wearing a tag I made that says "Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world". This was one of my few "religious" ones. I like to think of the kids sorting out "their" ornaments when they grow up and get move out on their own. I'm sure I take a little verbal abuse about the occasional weird ones but hopefully they have good memories to go along with them.

    The only other Christmas sewing I did this year was to make two Doctor Who themed pillows for Emma. I came across a great site for fabric designed by "real people" and found these fabrics. The site is and I hit a fat quarter sale and couldn't resist. I love to go into the site and drool over the creative fabrics there!
      Now that Christmas is over I have started quilting again-January projects are coming along.

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