Between Thanksgiving and this past Sunday, the only sewing I'd done was to blanket stitch the wool applique I previously prepared for the Harrington and Hannah block. By this past weekend, I was going crazy, knowing there were a lot of things I wanted to work on but not having the time to get into the Sweat Shop. Finally, by Saturday night, I couldn't stand it any longer, so I MADE the time I needed to cut some pieces for a little project, and then I worked on the project on Sunday off and on, whenever I needed a break from Christmas decorating. I finished the binding this evening.
The pattern is called Snow Flakes by Farmhouse Threads. It was super quick to make and would have been even faster if I'd used wool for the snowmen noses instead of hand appliqueing them using freezer paper and starch. This little runner measures about 5" wide by 22" or so. I bought the pattern and the kit to make it at local quilt show I attended a few weeks ago. These would make good gifts, wouldn't they?
I was looking for something in my embroidery basket tonight and came across this piece I embroidered a couple years ago. I really need to make it into something--most likely a pillow, I think.
It should make a fairly quick project the next time I just can't stand to be away from the Sweat Shop another minute!
I'm a quilter living in Northern California. I sew and design quilts. During the day, I'm a legal secretary, but at night, I can usually be found in the Sweat Shop, engaged in the sport of X-treme quilting! I'm married and have two adult kids, Soccer Son and the Wild Child. I have a daughter-in-law, the Lovely Wife, and an almost son-in-law (whose blog name is yet to be determined). AND both of my children have blessed me with darling grandchildren recently, a boy and a girl. I try not to take myself too seriously and often write tongue-in-cheek--if you think I might be joking, I probably am!
It's 2013. YIKES! It's 2014! And what's my plan for the year? More of the same? Let's see what I said last year: "Before 2012 ended, several ongoing projects were set aside. Okay, who am I kidding? I'm sure I could say the same thing for every year since 2000! So, in 2013, I'm going to try to get back to many of the 2012 projects and some that were begun even earlier, and get them done. I'll keep track of my progress, in words and photos, here in my side bar." Yep, one year wasn't enough--I think we'll roll it on into 2014!