Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Getting ready for Christmas!







Thanksgiving is done and I am tired of turkey and pumpkins so now the time has come to focus on Christmas. I like Christmas better anyway! The kids are getting all excited and letting me know what they would like to see under the tree. Andrew is the only one who really doesn't care. I have been making gifts and stockings. A few years ago, I made stockings for pretty much everyone I could think of. I have the best pattern in the world....they take about fifteen minutes to cut out and stitch and they are fun to embellish too...A lady a few years ago showed me how and it was just a word of mouth thing. If anyone would like directions, just email me and I will be happy to share it with you. The kids no longer have their stockings so I am doing a major stocking replacement project. I try to make them in fabrics that the kids can relate to and I like to mix patterns, but they would be beautiful in velvets or satins or something fancier. I also finished a big lap quilt for one of my friends. I made it to go with her bedroom...she has a beautiful satin duvet cover in a gold tone so I picked fabrics based on that. I also made two big pillowcases to match. I am happy with how it turned out. I used a "nine patch pizazz" pattern. I bought the book and it is pretty cool.....It sure makes up an easy quilt. I am using it to make a "fairy " quilt for my sister too...I also have a purse almost done, a fleece/ fur jacket and two quilts ready to quilt. We will see what I get done before Christmas...I have not done any shopping yet and actually, I am not all that excited about it. I like buying the gifts and giving them but figuring out what to get is a little overwhelming right now. I have turned into a hermit and hate leaving the island to go into Seattle.....(want a little cheese with that whine?) I know, I know.....there are worse things than traffic and hordes of people pushing and shoving and way to warm stores....I am resolving to post more on my blog...I really do like to talk to myself you know...We will see if I can manage it. Well, off to my sewing room and my favorite tv show tonight! Project runway!!!! I love this guy named Ricki that cries over everything.....I don't think I have seen him dry eyed yet! It is hysterical....

3 comments:

purplepaint said...

Melinda! Love your stockings, please share your pattern, please, please, please. :) We've missed you at fabatcsonetoone! I'm with you on the shopping and the crowds - ugh! Thanks for visiting my blog. :) Marva

Helen in the UK said...

Gosh you've been busy!! I agree with Marva we've missed you, but this time of year does get mad. I tend to hibernate all December in my sewing room specifically to avoid the madness outside. Good luck with you shopping. Maybe you could do some of it online and avoid the crowds?!

Heather Robinson said...

These stockings are darling as is the quilt. Ah, I know all about not wanting to be in the busyness and crowds at Christmas....not whining at all!