It has been a whirlwind of activity around here. The finishing of the wedding season at the farm has begun a whirlwind of catch up. From returning phone calls to making appointments to showing the grounds for newly engaged brides, it really hasn't slowed down much at all.
One of the nicest surprises this week was receiving a little package in the mail from Japan. I had forgotten that I ordered this postage stamp fabric. Isn't it darling? Ideas are flowing every time I look at it. I also purchased a sampler of Cosmo thread from a retailer here in Michigan and it arrived also.
A quick trip to the fabric store for more Aunt Lindy fabric found me bringing home this lovely piece of fabric. It had me at "Farmgirl Collection" and at $3.97 a yard, on sale, I couldn't pass it up. Have you made any fun fabric purchases recently?
I've been playing in my sewing room for the past couple of days. So much of what I make is either commissioned or gifts for someone. This is a gift so I can only give you a peak. There's always a quilting or knitting project going on here even though it doesn't appear that way.
A special employer someone (tee hee) has a birthday coming up and shared with me their love of paper dolls. I was able to still find some of this Aunt Lindy fabric that I have seen in the past. I'll share the rest when it's done.
My darling daughter left me this message on my cutting table. Now I have to use a different pincushion since I won't be altering this one. The sweet pincushion was made by my sweet friend, Trish.
Last night I hosted a meeting for an event that our church will be doing in December. I needed a dessert and was hard pressed for time. Something from scratch just wasn't going to happen.
I remembered that I had this Whoopie Pie Mix in the pantry for such an occasion. A little milk, butter and egg and I was good to go. If you see this in a store, pick it up, it was delicious! Cute packaging never hurt either!
My baby girl is 17 today. Oh my, I.am.old. Here she is at her special guy's soccer game. So glad I was able to be there that day. This one here, she's a feisty one. Sometimes I'm not so sure that we will survive each other and most days she has me laughing till I cry. Love her all the time! Happy Birthday, Maddie!
Last night I was watching t.v. and decided I needed a little something to do with my hands. I remembered that I had purchased a magazine with the cutest apple cozies on the cover and went in search of it.
I think that this would make wonderful place cards for a dinner. You could attach a ribbon to the stem with your guests name on it. It would be a fun gift for a child to take to a teacher. It took me less than an hour from start to finish. I'll be tucking this pattern into my purse for when I need a little project on-the-go. It makes me smile whenever I look at it!
Welcome to our ninth installment of "Sewing Christmas". By now, for everyone who has been following along, you should have a nice little stash of gifts. Doesn't it feel good to head in to the Christmas season with some gifts already prepared?
This oven mitt and kitchen towel may just end up in my stocking this year. The colors match my kitchen perfectly. For the towel I drew the snowman, freehand, using the fabric as my guide and embroidered it with a running stitch.
Tuck the towel inside with a pretty spatula, add some festive Christmas finery and I think you have one great teacher or hostess gift. No wrapping required. To share your Christmas gift ideas, please use the link below. Blessings!