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Wife, Mother, Mimi, lover of all things creative... sewing, embroidery, painting, collage... God and family are the most important things in my life.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Christmas Got Away From Me

Yes, Christmas got away from me.  That's exactly what happened.  I won't bemoan the fact any more. The truth is just out there, and there isn't any way to reel it in and start over.

My handmade gifts didn't get finished on time, so store bought ones were given.  Now I can just go at my own pace, and someone might get a happy surprise sometime in the new year.

Here is one such finished gift, a doll quilt made from leftover fabric from the baby of the grand babies' baby quilt, (Is that apostrophe in the right place?) and a piece of embroidery I did a long time ago.
The embroidery pattern is one my mom gave me years ago in a set of Campbell's Soup Kids patterns. However, I like to think of this little soup kid as goldilocks in this quilt.

Stay-tuned, I hope to be showing a couple of more soon, at least by next Christmas.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Handmade Gifts for Christmas Could be a Possibility

There is only one drawback to having a large family, at least in my book, and that is the fact that it is almost impossible to finish a handmade gift for everyone by Christmas, especially if you are a procrastinator!   Here is a peek at the beginning of what may be Christmas gifts, but could very well end up being birthday gifts instead. 

If that ends up being the case I probably should have started in order of birth months, which, of course, I did not.  (sigh)

I guess that's all the more incentive to get on the ball....ummm....yeah, right after I decorate and clean the house, make goodies for all the Christmas parties, and do the rest of my shopping.   Oh, yeah!  I got this,  really I do.