This is the reason for the season for me. Merry CHRISTmas.
I finished my great grandson’s stocking at 10:30 last night. His name is a little too high on the cuff but I doubt it will make any difference to him.
Finally I’m using some of this cute kid’s Christmas print.
I got my gifts mailed to out of state family and baked a batch of Spritz cookies yesterday. Today I need to wrap gifts for the party tomorrow and bake some requested goodies.
We had our second monthly sewing day yesterday since the 4th Thursday falls on Christmas. My new project is a flannel quilt with 4.5″ squares that I cut when I made the 4 flannel quilts at the beginning of this year. I cut a few more squares on Wednesday so I could make it a little larger. I will save this to work on in January at our next sewing day.
I finally made the decision that the Christmas stocking for my great grandson would be denim and machine embroidered. This design took over 2 hours to sew out. It had 22 thread changes so I was “on call” for a long time. I made 2 batches of Chex mix while it sewed.
I only have 3 days to come up with an idea for a Christmas stocking for the newest member of the family. The party is on Sunday. My two friends are coming over to sew today so I will play around with some ideas while they are here. I have a tutorial for making a Christmas stocking here. The one I was building in the tutorial was for this little guy’s dad when he joined the family party.
One of my friends stopped by yesterday with this gift for me. We have had many discussions about brown sugar and storage and she has had good luck with this one. There is a terra cotta ring that you soak in water that goes in there to keep the sugar soft. This squarish shape will fit nicely on the shelf too.
Our church sewing circle supports the women’s shelter at a mission in a nearby town. We give Christmas gifts in stockings that we make. I cut out 12 large ones for the children and 19 smaller ones for the ladies.
I stitched them with gold thread and a feather stitch by machine. The metallic thread kept breaking and finally the 4th brand is working, no shredding or breaking on 8 stockings so far. I have to have them done by Monday afternoon for our sew in at the church.
I went to Wal-m*rt yesterday morning and I checked to see if they are going to have Christmas cactus for sale this year. They had some and this is a new color that my 2 friends and I don’t have. I’m calling it a champagne color because it isn’t yellow or apricot. They were only $2.92 each, a steal!! I picked them up for my friends in case Wal-m*rt doesn’t have any more of this color.