Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Christmas Update

I have been most remiss in posting lately so I will try to update quickly.

In November, I made a slew of pillowcases for the church bazaar. They were fun and fast! I think I will try to do some more for next year. All of them sold plus I did one extra.
Bazaar Pillowcases-set 1
Bazaar Pillowcases-Set 2
Pillowcases for the church bazaar

For the 9-patchers, we swapped our usual nine patch blocks. The theme was anything goes. I used Christmas fabrics again since I had them out. We did Christmas fabrics plus white tone-on-tone in November. I figured that would get us lots of Christmas nine patches for a Christmas quilt. Plus we all made a large 12 1/2"  block in a Christmas theme for each other. Mine was a pieced star. I thought I would never choose! I changed my mind about 20 times. I finally had to go with something that I thought I could get done!! We also made little ornaments for each other. I used the extra triangle squares from my block to make pinwheels and sewed a gold tassel on the bottom and a gold cord on the top and a pearl bead in the center. It was too bad I put the bead in the center, though. It covered up my piecing--it actually came out right!! LOL! If I wasn't going to put the bead there it would've been atrocious! 
Christmas Swap Block
12 1/2" Christmas block for the 9-patchers swap

Then here in early January, I just finished this cute mini tote bag for a special lil' gal whose birthday is this month! It is sooo cute. I think I should start making these for the bazaar next November right now!!

Mini Charmer
Mini Charmer tote bag

I started a Christmas table runner, but it didn't quite make it. It is almost finished and I should probably finish it so it would be ready for next year!! I am also nearly finished with my third pair of socks!! I bought some sock blockers with my Christmas money so I am excited to use them after I finish this pair. Here is a preview. This way you can compare them with the photo of them after they are blocked!!
Socks #3
Lucy Neatby's "Simply Splendid Socks" pattern-Lang Jawoll Aktion yarn

Happy Crafting,