When will I take my own advice and start my quilting gifts in January? Here it is December 22 and I have been churning out Christmas quilting projects like a maniac for the last three weeks. I did fit in some cookie baking and more shopping both on-line and in-line. Last night's 6 o-clock news featured the hectic shopping experience of people fighting for parking and last minute store-bought stuff. I blurted out, "Hey, why not give them home made pot holders?" You should have seen the look on my husband's face. I got a dose of perspective.
So instead of my usual evening of finishing one more project late into the night, I sat down with my mother and watched the new, improved Sound Of Music. The improvement was subtitles of all the words to all the songs. Trust me, I don't need help. I can sing every song in my sleep. My rule has always been, if the Sound Of Music is on, nothing else matters. Since I don't watch much tv, I thought that the commercial breaks would kill me. I kept my iPad next to me so I could cruise Pinterest during the ads.
Here are a couple of items hot off the press and already in the hands of my giftees.
Both of these projects were from my stash and neither one made a dent in it. Now I'm making tons of the most adorable pot holders and bowl potholders for the microwave as gifts for friends and neighbors. Maybe I should stand in line for some cheese logs to go with them. Nope, don't think so!