Monday, December 10, 2012

And Sew it Goes...

I went to my local sewing center to pick up a new walking foot for my Janome Memory Craft 4000 and to perhaps pet and try NOT to drool on the Pfaff Quilt Expression 4.0.  THEN... the service technician told me about a honey of a deal he had on a fully warranted used machine, so...


I love it!

So needless to say I've been binge sewing.  I was sewing BEFORE I bought the machine as well.

I joined Bonnie Hunter's Easy street Mystery Quilt Along and have completed all 3 of the current clues.  Sewing along with Bonnie during her 'quiltcam' sessions helps keep me company and motivated.

These are the units so far:


I also made a fleece blanket for my brother, a table runner, 8 pillow cases, a flannel/chenille baby blanket, a drawstring bag to carry my sock knitting, and about a billion more hexies for a handsewn king sized quilt I've worked on for a year (so far).

Oh yeah, and today I made a dinosaur quilt top and backing for a small friend of mine who LOVES dinosaurs.

My task list for this week is that of an insane person, but I am having fun.  The timing is funny.  I'm not making Christmas gifts specifically for anyone so it's not a deadline or holiday rush.  Maybe its an avoidance of holidays though busy-ness?  I don't know.  I DO know I am going to enjoy the burst of energy and productivity while it lasts.

In the past on December 10 I always declared holiday deadline making OVER and I was no longer behind for this year, but ahead for the next.

What are you making this holiday season?  Are you knitting or sewing last minute gifts?  Are you one of those people who was finished before Thanksgiving (I used to be one of those)?  Do you make things mostly for others or mostly for yourself?  Please share with me in the comments, I'd love to hear from you.

I'll keep you posted!


Angela said...

Whew! That's a lot of activity. I thought I wasn't making anything for the holidays, but here I am finishing up a Honey Cowl for one of Jack's teachers and beginning a Piper's Journey for my mom. To top it off, Ray just volunteered me to make some dishcloths for his mom. Can anyone say, "January will be dedicated to selfish knitting!"?

Anonymous said...

Your patches look fantastic. I love the dog bone black/white fabric. Not long now till Clue 4!