...and all through the house,
the sewing machine was buzzing,
and my fingers were stitching.
I cannot show you many of the projects,
since the recipients read my blog,
but I can share a few things.
A Quaker Snowman
I started this fellow last year with the hopes of stitching ornaments for each of my children, but alas, he became a UFO stashed in the back of my closet.
Then I saw Carol's, of Stitching Dreams, post here and it inspired me to start stitching again.
A visit to The Attic Needleworks shop in Mesa, AZ left me rather light in the pocketbook, but full of ideas and materials to make enough ornaments to adorn my own garland next year.
And what do you do with left over jelly roll strips?
Why make an adorable photo album cover.
Wish I could take credit for this one, but again it was that creative DD of mine who came up with the idea and embellishments.
For those of you following the progress of the 1880 sampler, I invite you to check out the flickr group. Carol has sashed and set her beautiful blocks and posted a picture for our pleasure.
I was not too successful with keeping up with the CW QAL hosted by Barbara Brackman this year, but that did not stop me from joining Jeanneke's Building Houses from Scraps 2012 project.
You can find out more here.
Wish me luck!
Merry Christmas to everyone!
May your holidays be filled with joy and laughter and
may the New Year be full of promise.
See you then,