This Christmas season, I had a fun time creating a few gifts and special orders.
Lana requested a few infinity scarves, and I made an extra one to give as a gift at the quilt guild meeting. At the guild meeting, I received a handmade gift of a zipper pouch filled with notions and a few fat quarters!
Ellen requested that I copy a pattern for a kids apron she made for her son years ago, using fabric especially for her grandson and granddaughter. They turned out cute and I practiced using bias tape.
I made a tree skirt (free pattern here) for Asami and Matt. This turned out to be an easy and fun project, and using the big space for ironing and laying out pattern pieces at Sewing Saturday was helpful.
I also made a table runner for my friend Jill at work. She just bought a new house and I wanted to give her something sunny and positive for her new space!
At school, we came up with the idea of a “Season of Caring” where each advisory class came up with a project. Ms. Lowe’s group decided to make no-sew fleece blankets for charity. Great job, kids!
I’ve been working on this baby blanket since after Ryan was born this fall. It’s finally done as his belated Christmas gift!
Mountain View Middle School in Beaverton is hosting a Holiday Bazaar again this fall. I’ll have a booth there for both my So Sew Gifts and Demarle at Home products. Hope to see you there!
I’m getting ready to make more taggies and potholders to sell at the bazaar:
Update: It turned out that I didn’t attend the bazaar this year. Instead, I spent the day with Aaron and his family. His lovely older sister Kira passed away Saturday night from the effects of cancer. On Friday night, I made this blanket to take to her…it was much more meaningful than anything I made to sell at the bazaar. Her sister Ambika had suggested making a blanket for her or others who were staying at the hospital, and I had fabric that was intended to make her headscarves plus matching blue fleece. So I thoughtfully created a simple blanket and took it to her that morning, covering her up with love in my own way.