December 2, 2011
Another Christmas in the red. So I decided to put my mad skills to work and sew away. There's scraps everywhere, I am forever picking off the ittiest pieces of thread off me, and I haven't gotten more than six hours of sleep since October. But it will be more than worth it to see smiling faces getting new quilts on Christmas day. I haven't decided whether not we will "raffle" these out, or give each daughter the one they prefer. The first is a "broken dishes" pattern that I sewed all wrong (I was supposed to rotate the blocks) done in 30's reproduction pastels and (gasp!) muslin. The back is pieced. Meandering is new to me but it is a very fast method to getting things done. The half navy block is a piece I am still looking for, I took it apart to straighten it out and misplaced it. LOL.