Thursday, December 08, 2005


Oh I am SOOOOO bad! Here I have this unexpected day off because of the ice. And am I cleaning in my sewing room (that needs it desparately!)? Or am I working on any of the gift stuff I need in the next few weeks? No.........

I did start out with good intentions. I figured I'd work on the pillows for David's boss/wife. So I pulled out my bag with the fabric left from the quilt I made them last year and dumped it on the table to see what I had to work with. Okay 9 fqs of assorted prints and a yard or better of the fabrics I used for the border and backing of the quilt. Good. I can do something with these. Also 5 leftover YBR blocks from the quilt, 4 of which had already been sewn together to make a pillow front. Ooooh, nice, that's one front already done!

Then things went bad. I found another little bag. When I dumped it out I found the bits and strings left from cutting the YBR quilt. AND two stockings that I started last year on Christmas Day for David and me. I had forgotten all about them. One stocking front is complete and the other just needs to have a one more section done. So guess what I'm working on! LOL!!!!

8 comments:

Finn said...

See what happens...? *VBG* Those scraps you played with infected you...LOL..now you want to play in your scraps..LOL...

OK..part of it is that we all need a break from the serious stuff. And what might be in a UFO bag is fun. I think you are doing GREAT! And I love you Mingo..just too cute..would love to see what the cats do when he takes off..LOL..I'm chuckling just thinking of it..LOL

Bonnie said...

The patchwork stockings are so GREAT though!! I think since they ARE half finished, it will give you a quick finish feeling to get them done and use them THIS YEAR!

Bonnie

JudyL said...

Well, good for you! You and David need stockings! Have fun!

Judy L.

Laurie Ann said...

I would have gone for the stockings too. They will be done sooner than the pillowcase would have been and then you can hang them up and enjoy them while you are working on the pillowcases! They are very cute!!

Laurie said...

Sounds like a perfectly fun day to me! Have fun!
Laurie

Jeanne said...

Hi Nancy, Thanks for your nice comments about my bullseye and gratitudes :) How are your pillows/stockings coming along?

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

I am ooohhh-ing and aaaahhhh-ing. Years ago my dear, sweet Nana made us all patchwork stockings and I still have mine! I LOVE it. Make the stockings and treasure them for years to come. Makes me think that I should find a pattern to make my son a stocking soon - he is 2.5 years old and Momma's BIGGEST quilt fan - steals everything I make!

Cheers

The Calico Cat said...

Thanks for the comments! Hopefully by now you have worked on the gifts as well as the stockings....
I blogged about all that I completed so check it out when you get a chance. :o)