This wasn’t a week for me to get much done in the sewing room. I had Christmas things to do. I don’t have a lot of present things to do or even cards to write…but enough that it took me a bit to get it all together. Plus, I’m trying to make a couple of Christmas gifts. They are only simple wool pincushions but they did take a bit of time to stitch.
I’m making the strawberry one in the photo above. I am writing this blog post and then heading to the sewing room to stuff them. I have to try to get them in the mail on Thursday. It’s the only day I can go to the post office this week. They might be a little late arriving at their destinations but at least it’s not super far off.
I will take finishing pictures and tell you more about them in another blog post.
Most of my time was spent on this…
It’s my simple charm square baby quilt.
I had told you a bit about it last week. It’s a UFO project. A blog reader had sent the squares and I made plans to sew them together. I had the strips sewn but thought I wanted a border fabric.
I was at work and the phone rang. It was blog reader and friend Doreen from the same town I work in. She said she was sure she had a fabric that would work for my project. She was sending her husband to my job with the fabric.
He came and there was a fabric I thought might work. (THANKS DOREEN!!) Well, that put a fire in my britches to get the strips sewn together and to use the fabric Doreen had so kindly gifted me.
I got it sewn together and ended up deciding that the quilt was big enough as is. I would use the fabric from Doreen to back the quilt and bind it. So now it’s on the longarm…and that’s as far as I have gotten.
While I was sewing that together I did leader and ender a few more square in a square blocks.
With the baby quilt on the longarm, I’m starting to wonder what UFO to pull and work on next. I think maybe my Hawaiian Sunset quilt. We’ll see. I’ll have to go back to look at my UFO list and see what the best choice is for my next project.
I have some visitors to my sewing room…
If you’re guessing gerbils, you are right. Apparently, Santa wouldn’t have room on his sleigh on Christmas night for them and these had to stay at my house for now… I think they’ll be here until the 24th which is entirely okay. My daughter Kalissa comes over and feeds them and holds them. She’s trying really hard to get them to be “holdable”.
That’s what was happening in my sewing room this week.