My first Christmas gift of the year is a cross stitched bread cloth. I've had this pattern for many many years, and I recently learned that a friend has dishes in this pattern, Winterberry, so the time was right!
I managed to stitch three ornaments for the One Ornament a Month challenge. I haven't decided yet how to finish them into ornaments, but the hard part is done! I'm going to kit up a couple more, because these little projects are so handy to have when I have to sit in a waiting room somewhere.
I also finished 5 more Farmer's Wife blocks for Jamie and 5 for me. I had to put them aside to work on a few other things, but I can't wait to get back to them. So much fun!
Three flimsies made it through the sandwiching process this week, and I had every intention of having some quilting done this week, but that hasn't happened yet. Instead, these took over my sewing table. Apparently I can't count, so there will be a few extras. Perhaps a cushion? Or perhaps they can be used later in the quilt? These are for the SAHR (ahem....Nov/Dec assignment) Hopefully they will be attached before bedtime tonight, so I can move on to the current applique assignment!
If you heard a loud crashing noise the other night coming from my direction, it was my Rowenta being thrown out the window. I cannot keep it turned on for more than about 6 seconds and I just couldn't take it any more. At first, I could get it to turn back on if I flicked my wrist a certain way. Then I had to shake it all over the room, and finally, I had to actually unplug it and plug it back in. When that quit working, I gave up. I read a lot of reviews on irons, and it doesn't seem that there is a really good iron out there, so I just went out and bought a cheapo, and will see how long it works. I specifically looked for one with an *ON* button, and found this.
It shuts off after 30 minutes, but it has an ON/RESET button, it's not just motion activated. My fingers are crossed!
Many of you joined Allie's Army to help a friend in need last Fall. Allie collected blocks from around the world, and then spent hours and hours joining them together so our friend Kaaren of The Painted Quilt could be wrapped in our love. Well it's now time for more 'boots on the ground' . Please go to Red Quilts or Happy Cottage Quilter if you'd like more information on joining Operation Sunshine Squishies.
And now I must bid you adieu so that I many continue to contentedly trim some more blocks!