It has been a while since I have mused so I thought this morning seemed like a good time to do so. I have been awake since 5 a.m. -- not my choice but rather an allergy stricken nose. I finally had to get up and have a cuppa. I have been going through some of my pics and realized that I hadn't posted any of my own endeavors in quite some time so I thought I would do that now.
It seems that each Christmas I end up giving something hand/homemade. This Christmas was no different. My mother- in-law made the comment, a while back, that I had made everybody a quilt but her so I was looking through my collection of charm packs and decided to make her a disappearing nine patch out of a cheery peach and turquoise pattern. I took photos of the process but, unfortunately, I forgot to take a picture of the finished product. I will have to take a photo the next time I am over there. In any event here are the pictures of that project:
|Charm squares used in Granny's quilt|
Seems the new year has found me with a new interest in sewing clothing. I haven't embarked on anything for myself yet but it will come. I have a hard time finding things I like so I might have to resort to doing it myself. But, in an effort to ease back into the construction of actual clothing -- not quilts you just wrap yourself in (although that may be an alternative) -- I began with a little jumper for Beanie. I had purchased a really cute piece of corduroy a while back with no real purpose for it so, when winter came, I decided to try this little jumper pattern. I had made a number of these button on the shoulder garments for my children so I know they are versatile so I gave it a whirl. This is the finished product and I have to say that my machine makes really good buttonholes -- this being the first time I ever tried.
|Voila! Baby jumper!|
|Cute babywale corduroy fabric|
I am in the process of creating some special Christmas items but that will have to wait for another post, like after Christmas, because it is a surprise! More on that later. So, have a wonderful Saturday!