stockings I made for my sister for Christmas. blue one for sue, red for nate, and green for brandon. nice and easy.
mallory helping me make said stockings
showing the backside, with a stretchy, velvety material. boy did i ever have fun with that one. i ended up pinning it to the couch, just so i could get the pieces pinned together so i could sew it. and the cutting job wasn't very pretty either. but now doug tells me he wants stockings like these instead of our victorianish ones. so i guess they turned out all right.
the stockings actually got to my sister before christmas (hurray! a present made by me that was on time!) unfortunately, her other present wasn't. i decided to make a crazy quilt/rag quilt? out of scraps of fabric from my mother. king size. that has a hard time fitting under my machine. and unfortunately, takes a long time to do the crazy quilt stitch on top. i like my crafts fast, (so why do i quilt? i don't know the answer do that one yet.) because i have twenty other things that i would like to make.
the monstrous quilt taking up the entire basement.
the quilt now on my kitchen table to be quilted. my sewing "station" downstairs can't handle this much quilt.
a fancy dinner we had while the quilt was still on the table. a friend gave us the sparkling cider and doug wouldn't let me drink it unless we had a fancy dinner. which required taking back some of the table. after i realized that i wouldn't get this done for christmas, (and it has been postponed for susie's birthday. in may.) we took down the tree early (before new year's, but still after christmas) and put our patio table in the front room.
there the quilt resides, waiting for me to finish blogging and get to work on it! i am getting optimistic-- i think i might be done with the quilting part by the end of february. though i also once thought it could be done by new year's.
yep, sewing right in front of the window. i get to wave hi to the mailman as i am stuffing volumes of fabric through the machine.