Thursday, November 20, 2008

A Little Bit of This and That

First, I have to say "Thank You!" I have absolutely loved reading every comment and all of the lovely ideas you have shared with me for preserving my little vintage finds! I also need to send a giant "Thank You" along to Jodi at Simply This That and the Other for featuring me on her blog yesterday. I was honored to be chosen and truthfully feel unworthy of the recognition; however, I've found some great new blogs because of it! (Oh, and you just have to look at her darling Christmas cottages she posted today)! One more "Thank You" goes out to Kathy at The Humble Quilter for giving me the cool butterfly award this week!

I've been busy--and I know I'm just going to get busier...can you believe Thanksgiving is in a week and Christmas is five weeks from today?! I like to have projects ready to work on whenever I get a few minutes, so I do some of the steps assembly-line fashion to speed things up later. I have 10 more potholders ready to be sewn--the fronts and backs are cut, the handles are made, and the batting and Insul-Brite is cut as well. I've also got a couple of little bags and a few more baskets ready to sew--handles made and major pieces sewn together.
Finally, I'll just finish up with a little more Christmas--here are my Christmas placemats. I made a set of eight from a Debbie Mumm pattern. I like this pattern because they are big enough to hold the plates and silverware--and I love flying geese!
Last, but not least, three little Christmas pillows; I love to set these around the house. I've got a long list of additional ones I want to make as well!
Have a great day, and happy sewing!

11 comments:

rachel griffith said...

i think it's easier to do 'assembly line' quilting too!!!

i do those fabric baskets like that.

LOVE those fabrics.
:D

Stephanie said...

Great assembly process! I LOVE the Fig and Plum!!! Cute Christmas pillows. You're a busy Santa's Helper.

Carrie P. said...

It is so cool how the flying geese match the design on your table. Everything is very nice.

jacquie said...

congrats! well deserved. time is slipping away. christmas will be her before we know it.

hetty said...

Those flying geese look great on those placemats! They give me an idea for some placemats our guild is making for 'Meals on Wheels' program. Thanks!

Christine said...

I like your "assembly line" idea ... you are going to have lots of gorgeous gifts for Christmas.

Simone de Klerk said...

Love your Christmas pillows!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I love the placemats, that will set a very pretty table, and the pillows how super cute are they!

Valerie said...

I love your idea of the assembly line. That is so smart. It looks like you get a lot done.

Rhonda said...

Great projects lineup, Sherri! I really like the flying geese placemats.

Paoletta said...

I love your blog, kisses from Italy,
By Paoletta.