"Christmas is a necessity. There has to be at least one day of the year to remind us that we're here for something else besides ourselves." ~Eric Sevareid
I know a lot of the bloggers I follow have been sewing up Christmas stuff year around but I finally got a project done!
This summer my son laid some new tile in my living room which just wasn't going to look as good with the 15 year old carpet....so I decided to take advantage of 18 month same as cash financing for some new carpet..........well and the 20 year old heavy sectional I had just wasn't going to look as nice so I got a new sofa and loveseat...(not heavy at all!).
This is sounding like that old story about "When a Mouse eats a cookie"!
But anyway....the sofa and loveseat have throw-pillow backs so I thought I would use a panel (also that I've had for at least 15 years!) to make some pillow covers for the smaller cushions.....5 of them!
I also sewed up a little "Pumpkin Princess" Costume for my granddaughter.........I had visions of a pumpkin-shaped costume and I used a little dress pattern then sewed some stretch knit to the bottom to round it out and then sewed a tutu to the leggings to help fill it out.........I found a darling pumpkin cap at Hobby Lobby and made a crown to go over it.......I am so looking forward to getting a picture of her when Mom and Dad dress her up in it!
My Sis just came back from a visit in California and she stopped in a local quilt store there and told me that she had "saved so much money!".........it appears that they not only had quality FQ's for $1 each, but if she bought 10 FQ's she got an additional one free! Well she quickly calculated how much she could SAVE by buying 20!!! Guess who was the real saver here??? Me! Because she gave me 11 of those FQ's! (Can't argue with that kind of math)
Thanks Sis........I love the fabric but I love you more! :)
90 days 11 hours 49 minutes 24 seconds.....and counting......