Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas Gifts

I am almost done making Christmas Gifts.  I need to finish one more thing and then everything I have will be ready to mail.  I mailed a big package to Joyce today.  Had to make sure she got her box, as most of the stuff in it is for her to give.  

Unfortunately, I cannot show you any of what I made for gifts until they've been received.  It won't be long, now!

I can show you these, though...the two carrycots I made for my sister to give her granddaughters.

I think they turned out darn cute!  As you can see, I used the same fabric for the outer shell for the two carrycots.  To distinguish one from the other, I quilted them differently (one meandering and one loopy), made the pillowcases with different trims, and used red on one quilt front and backing and yellow on the other.  Alyssa and Ashley will (hopefully) love them!   These are not difficult to make at all, but ohmygosh, they take a good bit of time and are so putsy!  Not complaining (well, kinda), cuz it's all simple sewing...but just sayin'.

It was sure nice having today off!  I only work 3 days this week, 3 days next week, then work 2 weeks and have a week off.  Pretty tough, alright.  {grin}

Stopped at my LQS to pick up thread and came home with 1/2 yard linen.  I didn't know they had it, so was quite excited!  I've been wanting to try working with linen.  Not sure if I'll incorporate it into a small quilt or use it to make napkins.  Only time will tell, I guess!

Must go quilt a tablerunner.  I'll be able to show you that one when I've finished it.

Have a good night!

Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might. - Ecclesiastes 9:10


Kathy (woolfind) said...

Jacque, your sewing is truly amazing. What adorable totes. and thanks for not showing what else you've made. I want to be surprised when it arrives. LOL, just teasing!! Too easy, had to go there!

Farm Girl said...

So glad you are getting to be at home. Sewing. That sounds so nice. I bet you will enjoy doing something different for awhile. I need to sit down and make a list for 2011 like you have in your sidebar, all of the things you did for 2010
I have so many things I want to do, I will end up not doing any of it without a list. Glad for the update and your doll carriers are so nice.

Joanne said...

Oh Jacque - you amaze me - i can't wait until you can show us what you are sending to your family! Love those carrycots - those are too darn cute - wish I still played with dolls!

WoolenSails said...

The carryalls came out some beautifully.
The girls are going to love them.


Anonymous said...

Absolutely adorable!!!
Any little girl would love it and have a memory to keep forever!

Susan said...

They are delightful gifts. Many hours of play will be enjoyed with those lovely carry cots.......

moosecraft said...

Those carrycots are darling! Any young girl would love to have one! You stitch so quick and beautifully too! Good to hear you have so many days off.... so we can look forward to seeing more of your quilting! ;-)

kks said...

so cute! can you make them human size?! :)

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness! Those turned out just absolutely darling and I am sure the girls will love them!!!! WE will have many hours of fun playtime!! And thanks for calling me yesterday on my birthday. I got to talk to all my sisters and my mom and all my kids! :)

Kathy said...

The carrycots are lovely. Where did you find the pattern? I have some little girls who would love them.