My sewing nook in the back room has gotten a lot of use these past few weeks. My sewing takes place almost entirely during nap times or after little one’s bedtime (I set an alarm to wake myself back up).
I have made cloth napkins for my friend from Michigan who just moved to Portland (Michigan Immigrant Community unite !). I found out recently that she has always wanted them. That made it easy to decide what to gift her. I used fabric that I have had for a long time.
I made quilted pot holders for my best canning friend. Last time I was canning with her I noticed that her’s were worn and burned. Perfect timing to receive homemade new ones.
And of course, the quilt. This morning at 5:30 a.m. I begin my first work on it. Yes, it is destined to land in it’s recipient’s hands on December 25th. And yes, I think I can do it. Nine large squares, a thick inner layer of cotton, a solid print back and binding. This morning I sewed the fabric for the backing. Here it goes…
I had many more projects in mind, but I will be happy with completing just these three. Most of us would probably be happier with less stuff to deal with anyway, and as a parent, I espouse to the philosophy that less is more when it comes to toys.