I just joined the greatest group online. It is called Connectedthreadz It is like Facebook only for quilters!
Anyway they are having a sew in today. I don’t know exactly what it is to them, but to me it is motivation to get Christmas presents done.
I’ve never participated in a sew in. I have many, many projects I hope to finish and even get started for Christmas projects. I’m going to rotate from hand work, to machine work, to cutting etc. today trying to make a big dent in things.
It is only 2 weeks until Christmas and I only have less than a week before my girls are home. All 4 of them, plus my new grandbaby Emma and Sarah’s dear husband Jordan. (It is nice for Edward to finally have a guy around.)
Well if I’m on the computer, I can’t be sewing and sewing is what I need to do today, so I will post pics if I remember to take some.
Christmas is getting closer with each passing day. We all know it.
How are your preparations coming?
This year I resolved for it to be a homemade Christmas.
I have been with needle and thread for days now. I love it!
I can’t show you yet what I have been working on because my blog has about 5 readers and most of them are family, but I have finished
1 big gift
2 small gifts
almost finished 5 medium gifts
I have other assorted gifts in different stages.
For some I need to work on the sewing machine, some are in the cutting phase which is a good break once in a while, some require hand work, this is done in the evenings, and some are in the “I’m stuck” stage.
How are you doing? I’d love to hear about other’s progress.
I find inspiration all around me. You may not know, but my husband and I own and operate a small farm here in Northern Vermont.
There are so many things that I find I would love to incorporate and share in my quilting.
- There are geese flying overhead on a cool (cold) fall morning.
- Cows mooing in the pasture.
- Cats meowing and rubbing on my legs
- Flowers in bloom.
- Bright orange pumpkins.
- Juicy red berries.
- Buzzy Bees.
- A Yappy, jumpy beagle pup wanting a walk.
- Crisp red and green apples.
- Crunchy corn stalks.
- Roosters crowing and hens cackling.
- Red and Yellow and Orange and Brown leaves on the trees.
It just goes on and on. There is so much to see and hear and smell and feel. How do you put all that joy into cloth and thread? I am not sure, but I am going to try.
The hard part is deciding on ONE project to work on. I need about
10 100 of me to do it all.
I guess one finished project that I can share with everyone is better than 40 unfinished ones…