Monday, December 22, 2014

Design Wall Monday 12-22-2014

We're down to the wire now... 
                       presents need to be finished
                                      and wrapped

Except, we won't be seeing one set of grands until later so I have a little reprieve.  I have just a little sewing to finish the other grands item. Don't tell her but here's what I've been working on.... counted cross stitch ornaments.

I was going to get the newest issue and ran out of time.  I figured if there were 76 ornaments in last year's issue and I only made one style, I had a lot of other ones to choose from.  I'm two eyebrows and a smile away from being able to finish Ellie's.  And, I have a start on the ones for Natalie and Sophia.  I won't be seeing them right away so I can squeeze in a few more things. 

And, I machine embroidered and sent off a shirt for Alexis.  Her mom, Kim, is my god daughter and she loved the shirts I posted on Facebook.  It didn't take much arm twisting on her part to get me to make a shirt for Alexis.  It went into the mail on Saturday.  The designs on all the shirts came from Designs by JuJu.  They've got a sale going on until Jan. 2.  I've bought way too many of their designs but almost all of them have been on sale.  I should be good for all the holidays in a year.  I've even bought shirts for the grands' for Valentine's Day.  
On to my goals.  I got some stuff done but not as much as I should. 
Week of December 15, 2014
Embroider stuff! Shirts,√ towels etc.
Get Christmas cards written and out in the mail√
Order new glasses√
Appts., Woman’s Club (skipped it!) and Tea Group Lunch out√
Make aprons for the grands
Wrap presents
Work on ornaments for the grands√

Finish snowball blocks for FCQEquilter
And now what's happening this week. 
Week of December 22, 2014
Wrap presents
Hair cut
Finish Ornament for one and continue on the others
Embroider other stuff
Slap a quilt on Ruthie and let her do her thing
Finish snowball blocks for FCQEquilter
Make aprons for the grands
Make 2 different types of cookies

I should be able to post pictures of a couple of secret projects after Christmas.  I must remember which ones I haven't shown you.  Ruthie and Bernie are feeling neglected.  I hope to get both of them sewing this week.  I'd like to finish a couple of quilts before the end of the year.  I'm trying to NOT buy anymore fabric but it's been hard. It isn't going to be a great year for fabric usage, that's for sure. 

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas if you celebrate.  Or a great Hanukkah. And/or a super week.  We're hoping to spend Christmas day with Ellie and her family.  

There weren't many links posted to Patchwork Time's Design Wall Monday but I'm posting my link there and others will be posting as they have time. 
Happy Quilting All! 


  1. Lovely shirt; lucky grandchild. Have a happy Christmas.

  2. Great ornaments on that magazine cover, can't wait to see what you made. Cute shirt!!
    Merry Christmas

  3. Wow, you're down to the wire on finishing gifts.

    All the embroidered shirts have been darling, and I know the Grands love them.

  4. Hope your gifts are all finished and you can enjoy the rest of the holiday. Have a very Merry Christmas.


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