Thursday, December 12, 2013

Making Christmas Week 7

I have been sewing but not much blogging going on since I haven't taken pictures.  It is cold here (really cold) and it gets dark so early.  So I think for now I will have indoor photos and soon it will be a little lighter and it will get warmer or at least I hope.

So here is the run down of my Make Christmas list:

1.  5 Thread catchers- pin cushion thingys.  (that is the technical term) November 13th -DONE!                  2.  Apron- chocolate theme - gift for my friend that we make chocolates together each year- Finally found the fabric but we are done with our chocolate making so next year.
3.  3 sets of pot holders, towels and now coasters - gifts for co-workers. DONE!
4.  Knitted cowl - bought the yarn last year and want to wear this now!  (I haven't started) bought the circular needles.  Needed help on the pattern but now not sure where I put it!
5.  Paper pieced pillow for SIL Xmas gift - No progress
6.  Xmas Table runner - gift for my son to give - DONE!
7.  Christmas candies/chocolates - gifts to variety of people including teachers- DONE!

Not much time left now! I can tell you I'd rather sew than do the list of other things that must get done.

Here are a couple of pictures.  My gifts for my coworkers:

Hopefully, they will like them. Each co worker is getting a towel, pot holder and a set of coasters. I thought they turned out really well.  The coasters were easy and fun to make. The tutorial came from Kelly at My Quilt Infatuation.   I may make one more set for a friend in Badger fabric!  We'll see how my time goes.

Then the table full of some very yummy chocolates.  We made a couple of new things that I found off Pinterest one was really good - the other won't make it into the gift boxes.  We did drop a couple of them as well.  This was a 9 am to 6 pm work session and I have just some pretzels left to do.  Not sure if I am going to do many cookies this year.  I love Spritz so those but already have gotten some looks from the kids with no to the others. I am sure I will be persuaded.  I found some Red Velvet cookies that look pretty festive too!  

Yes chocolate making and wine go together by the end of the day!  It tasted delicious with a little dark chocolate!

The rest of my list that I want to finish by the end of the year!
  • Moda 2010 Quilt- Top Done and Quilt just need the binding
  • X and + Quilt - more scraps cut for additional blocks-no progress
  • Ohio Star - Top done and basted - just need to quilt
  • Moda Friendship Quilt - blocks done, background bought, and layout kinda figured out
  • Dancing 9 Quilt-blocks - Top done and basted - just need to quilt
I had both of those quilts basted by a member of the MMQG.  I have not done that before so that should be interesting to see how that works out, hopefully well.  It did say my knees since I pin them on my basement floor!

Link up is over at Charm About You.  Seems to me lots of people are getting things done!  I am hoping a few more finishes this week!  Also linking up for NTT at Quilt Infatuation, and then Crazy Mom Quilts.


  1. I am JEALOUS!!! Your table of baked goods looks like mine used to...back in the day when I had a huge family and I hosted the holiday meal and I made ALL the food including batch upon batch of a dozen different cookies and as many breads and treats! Thanks for the memory!

  2. I am jealous too...that table of goodies is amazing! Great gifts too :)

  3. Wow... that is some making. I sooo want cookies now.

  4. oh yum! that table looks so delectable, and your gifts look amazing. You have some lucky recipients on your list!!

    Thank you so much for sharing this at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  5. Your baking looks amazing! I wish I lived near you! And the gifts are lovely too. You've been very busy :)