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.
|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 X 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
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)
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
Blue and Cream Quilt
Cushions x 3
Two Hanging Birds
Pot holder x 2
Oen gloves x 3
(LINKY PARTY LOST IN MOVE FROM BLOGGER}