Making Christmas Week 10

Welcome to Making Christmas Week 10 and a big Thank You to everyone who joined in last week. 

We’ll have the final Making Christmas next Monday and then, as I said in the first Making Christmas post, we’ll have a final posting with mosaics of everything we’ve linked on 9th January (to get clear of the holiday weeks). Be sure to come back then so we can have a grand finale and see how much we’ve all got done.

Back to this week, I’ve only got one finish but I’m happy with that because it’s a project that has very nearly gone into the bin on several occasions! For some reason, things have continually gone wrong with this quilt. I’ve miscalculated measurements, run out of fabrics, been stabbed by pins…I think it was very determined to become a UFO but I’m VERY pleased to say I have not been defeated. It is now very definitely a finished quilt and a Christmas present and, whilst it may not be perfect, it’s fit for purpose.

front

 

back
These photos aren’t great because we had to run out between rain storms and shelter from the wind – I’ll take some better ones when I get a chance.

I’ve put an next to Wall Hangings because I had originally intended to make these for my three nieces but I decided, a while ago, that they were a bit too grown up for the design I’d had in mind. I’ve been thinking, off and on, about how I could adapt it but today I decided just to give them bought presents this year.
 
And now my list of things I want to make in time for Christmas is looking like this: 


MAKING CHRISTMAS LIST

 
PRESENTS:
 
2 x Sewing/Mending Kits X
3 x Wall Hangings X
1 x Apron Kitchen Things
Finish Bear (a UFO knitted from our own sheep wool)
 
HOUSEHOLD:
 
Finish Hexie Quilt (sofa throw and extra bedding when lots of people come)
Floor Cushions (for TV room when lots of people come) 
Draft Excluders (for when heat wave ends) X
 
SWAPS:
 
1 x Table Runner for secret partner in the Modern Christmas Tablerunner Swap organised by Susan who blogs at Canadian Abroad. STARTED
1 or 2 x Christmas Ornament for secret partner in Susan’s Modern Christmas Tablerunner Swap ?
 
ADD ONS:
Blue and Cream Quilt
Cushions x 3
Jewellery Rolls
Two Hanging Birds
Pot holder x 2
Oen gloves x 3
Hare decoration
Dog Blanket
Sofa Throw
‘Ribbon’
 
(LINKY PARTY LOST IN MOVE FROM BLOGGER}

12 thoughts on “Making Christmas Week 10

  1. Rebecca Lynne says:

    The quilt rocks. Good for you for looking at your list and crossing off the wall hangings – as we discussed about handmade gifts you've got to be selective! Have you said when kind of floor cushions you are making? I want to make some too but not sure which…

    Like

I love to receive your comments and, where possible, I will respond by email and visit your blog. I will manually approve your first comment on this site to help avoid spammers :)

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s