It’s such a busy season…I have so much to do, so many places to be, and lists still to be made (just to make sure I don’t forget anything)! Sometimes in the midst of all the “busy”ness we just need to slow down and think. Ponder. Reflect. Even sew something not on the list. I sat down the other night with a “million” things to do and instead sewed block 7 of the FatQuarterShop Designer Mystery Block of the Month (designed by Pam Buda). What a fun block…I think it’s the cutest mitten I’ve ever seen!
Another batch of “Snap Happy” bags is finished; these are all the same size, but I boxed the corners of the one on the right thanks to Mary’s suggestion. I really like the look the boxed corner gives the bag. These are the middle-sized bags–I’m definitely going to box all the corners of the larger sized ones when I make them.
I have only one gift left to make…an apron that won’t take too long once I choose the fabrics…but if you still need simple gift ideas…here are my favorites from recent blog posts: Kim’s Quick and Easy Tissue Holder Tutorial, Skip to my Lou’s Oven Mitt Pattern/Tutorial, and Cookie Dough Gifts from Our Best Bites. Of course, if you have a quilty friend…it’s never too late to give fabric…how about making up a kit or giving a little bundle of fat quarters or fat eighths you cut from your stash.
Make sure you do something for you this season, too! I have a little tradition…every year I buy myself a couple of books from my wishlist to read when the busy days finally settle down. I’ve just glanced at these but can’t wait to sit down and read them both cover to cover. Vintage Notions: An Inspirational Guide to Needlework, Cooking, Sewing, Fashion and Fun is amazing with so much history and inspiration all in one book! And Country Inn looks like a wonderful book as well–there are pieced and applique’ quilts and small projects along with a beautiful cross-stitch alphabet. There are also lots of yummy recipes and a couple of hexagon projects!
Whether you’re still busy or have arrived at the “finally able to slow down” part of your week…I wish you a wonderful day!