Don't forget about Week 4 of my blogiversary giveaway here!
I don't know if any of you do this, but I always seem to over estimate the amount of time I have to complete Christmas projects. Then, as the day nears, I run out of time and give my family unfinished gifts with the promise to finish them "soon". Do you do that? Well, it's probably not the best gift-giving technique, but I do quite a lot of it, actually. This past Christmas was no different. Grandma got Abby this adorable growth chart panel from Fabric.com and I was certain I could finish it by Christmas. No dice. In fact, I have worked on it pretty consistently since Christmas, and finished it this past week. So proud. I even got it mailed this week so now I can show photos of my project.
|One side is this cute little plant with inches marked. I hand quilted around the images. It also has places for significant dates, first word, first haircut, etc. I embroidered the milestones that have been achieved so far.|
|The other side has name, birthdate, parent's names, etc.|
|Flower pot and watering can.|
|Cute little birdie.|
|This is Abby in her favorite shirt waving "hi" with both hands.|
BTW, did I tell you that Abby likes doggies? Last January I found this little shirt at The Gap for something like $4. Abby loves the shirt. Abby would like to wear it every day. Her mommy, however, feels the need to wash the shirt occasionally, which makes our little doggie lover very unhappy sometimes. So, I came up with what i hope is a solution to the problem.
This weekend is dedicated to finishing projects that have been on "the list" for too long.
and the one I had started before she came home. I'm especially proud of this one because you know, I love a bargain! The fabric was on the free table at the January quilt guild meeting. All I had to buy was lining and a zipper. There must have been 5 yards there. I still have enough to make BD#1 a dress and probably even a skirt for me. The whole dress may have cost $5.
here. I was gratified to find out that the Quilts of Valor Foundation has collected and donated 37,000 quilts to service members and veterans. Way to go!
Jessica suggested I try a yo-yo in the center instead of the button to finish it off, and I tried it. I really like it a lot better now. Thanks for the suggestion, Jessica. Why didn't I think of that myself?
We were to make 2 blocks, and my other block is an angel. What do you think? I left the block a little big. She can trim it if she needs to, or if it doesn't work on point, she can add triangle blocks to make it square. Her face is awfully pink... Is it too pink? It is the petal of a poinsettia from 12 Days of Christmas, I think. Oh well, it's made now.
And for tomorrow? Here is the list...
Finish the sewing machine cover
Make the tote bag and pot holders for PP7
Make blocks for the Spring Citrus Surprise Swap
Quilt the 2 MIAGIA quilts for the Guild meeting on Monday night.
How far down the list do you think I will get?