Well I'm very happy to announce that I'm finished with working at the factory... the factory being the dining room table and sewing machine.
I've officially completed ALL the Christmas gifts I had planned! I can't believe I did it... and ahead of time too! I was convinced I was going to slaving away on the machine on Christmas Eve. NOPE, not this time! Alllllll done :)
Before I show you any pictures I have to tell you that the camera just doesn't do justice to the vibrancy of the colours what-so-ever. It's pretty well dark when I leave for work in the morning and dark when I get home so there's not much opportunity to snap a good picture that either shows the right colours or that doesn't have a shadow in it!
Now onto the projects!
Another 8 placemats for my grandmother donzo:
|The true colours of the placemats shown here. It was late afternoon when I snapped this pic so a little shaddy!|
|I used the same 'tablecloth' material for the backing in these mats as I used in the other set I did not that long ago.|
I just love this fabric! Bought it for 50/60% off or something like that. Have to say I think these will look brilliant on her dining room table :)
I also finished up a throw blanket for my brother. He loves watching TV with a blanket in tow. The fabric was generously donated from my mom, who still has TONS of the top fabric you see here:
It's a nice heavy material for top and on bottom I have a softer fabric that is bound to be nice and warm. I don't think it's quite flannel but it's definitely got a similar feel to it. Originally I thought I might quilt this but I was a little worried with how heavy the fabric was and how hard it would be free motion this one. So, since the top fabric is spectacular, I didn't see much harm in leaving it be.
I was so absorbed in my sewing on Sunday that I didn't even notice the snow storm blow in. One minute it was crystal clear, the next I turn around and meet a wall of white. Couldn't even see the road. Believe it or not, I love snow. It's just the removal of said snow after everything has calmed down that sucks... I'm sure many of you might agree. In anycase I'm hoping the snow sticks around until after Christmas... our temps generally yo-yo this time a year... so much so they could give you whiplash. ANYWAY, nothing like a White Christmas really! SO Mr. Snow, BRING IT ON!
I'll leave you now with some puppy pics! They LOVE the snow :)
Wishing you all the very best this Holiday Season!