Well it's 2;30 in the afternoon on Monday and it seems like it is closer to 4 what with the time change. I have SUCH mixed feeling about the time change. But guess it is the old it is what it is so I might as well move along with it, right? But I do know come 8 or 8:30 tonight, I am going to be ready for bed, lol
I know I said I was going to just take a break from the sewing machine this week-end, but it didn't happen. After sitting down and counting the actual days I have until we are leaving for New Mexico for Thanksgiving, I realized I just didn't have the time to spare. Let me tell you my goal.....come on, I know your all dying to hear it....I want to have ALL of my sewing done, and my entire house all decorated for Christmas BEFORE we leave for a week for Thanksgiving at Melody's. Now my reasons for this are, ALL of my sewing projects are things for each family to use and enjoy DURING the Christmas season, which is pretty much the whole month of December. What is the point of getting something for Christmas decorating if you don't get it until Christmas day right? Of course you can save it for the next year, but it's just not the same. So every year I try to make something for each family to enjoy for the season and give it to them on Thanksgiving. I start by getting each family a new ornament for their tree which is personalized and dated. Got that all taken care of, and the ornaments arrived last Friday. Then this year it is the Christmas runners and the stockings, and then all of the grandkids get a new pair of Christmas PJ'S. That means I had 4 runners to do ~ making one for me too ~ and 11 pairs of PJ'S! And 11 stockings! And I am making Melody's boys little matching shirts to wear, and some embroidered body suits for the babies. Soo as you can see, it was A LOT of sewing and why I got busy in August. The runners took me MUCH longer than I had anticipated however, so now I am getting down to the wire. My runners are almost done ~ only have one to quilt and that can be mine so it is NOT going to be done before we leave ~ and I have now made 3 more pairs of jammies. Well actually, 2 more pairs of jammies, and one sleep bag for one of the babies. They are getting exactly the same bag, lol Works out well for me that I can use the same pattern for several of the grands who are close in age with just an adjustment or two. But you figure I have two babies only a couple months apart, 2 four year olds, and a 7, 8, and 9 year old who are very similar in size. I have 3 teen-aged grandchildren who just get the sleep bottoms as they wear theirs with t-shirts or tank tops, so theirs are REALLY quick and easy. Soo now let me show you the latest...
|I DECIDED TO SHOW EACH OF THEM WITH A CLOSE UP RIGHT NEXT TO IT.....THESE ARE JEFFIE'S|
|THIS IS ONE OF THE SLEEP BAGS...THESE ARE SOO NICE FOR BABIES AS THEY ARE MADE OF FLEECE AND ARE VERY COMFY AND WARM . I MADE SOME FOR MELODY FOR SAM IN THE PAST, AND SHE LOVES THEM!|
Well, this post took me a little longer than I thought....they usually do. I want to make the other sleep bag before I begin dinner, so I'd best get busy. I really enjoy making those little bags for the babies. They are so quick and easy.
I am still missing my mom so, and thinking a lot about last year and how she broke her neck on Christmas Eve etc., and as much as I miss her, I am so happy for her that she will be celebrating in Heaven this year. For years and years she made Christmas special for all of us, and I will cherish those memories now more than ever. Hope you are all enjoying your week! Blessings, Debbie