Good Morning Friends! I thought I would share some finished projects before I show you what I am going to be working on this afternoon. For Christmas I made 24 of these Little Duffle Do It bags for gifts. You can find the pattern here, although I think I purchased it as a PDF pattern somewhere else. I just goggled and found a shop in case you were interested. I do not have pictures of all of them, wish I would have remembered to take some. For the grands I picked out fabrics of cartoons, super heroes or something that interests them and filled them with things that they would find in a Christmas stocking. We have always filled stockings for the grands but it has become to expensive as we keep getting blessed by more of them. These were easier to fill, just a pair of socks or slipper socks, new toothbrush, trial size bath supplies and well, don't boo, candy and gum. The adults got some lotion or shaving supplies in theirs. The following ones are some that went out after Christmas to some out of state family.
|For my dad who still after retirement works for a farm implement dealership in their repair shop.|
|Well I took the picture together but of coarse they do not live together|
for my mother and step mother.
|For my sister! Cute fabric isn't it?!|
As you can see I walk all over my house trying to find a good spot to get the best picture during our dreary winter months.
I have also finished my last two blocks from the Red Brolly Girls Own Stitching Club, Le Jardin Quilt Along. Only one more block and the finishing to do. Waiting not so patiently for that last block that is to be posted sometime next month.
Every month we get a new stitch to learn. This has been my favorite used for the roses that I tried to take a close up below. It is called the Bullion stitch and is hard to control at first but once you get the hang of it, it sure makes some pretty stitching.
Now for the work in progress. I have started cutting out the pieces for the Farmers Wife quilt blocks I had put away in the spring after planning to work really hard on this one all year. Yeah right. These two blocks use the very same two templates. How awesome it is to see how using the same templates can create so many different blocks. Of coarse I will share again when I have them sewn together.
I have also cut out the pieces from the blue fabrics and have the templates ready for the the others so I hope to have five blocks finished by the end of this week. The key word is hope!
Blessings from our home in the woods!