I have been absent from blog posting lately due to computer issues and time restraints.
Thought I should post an update.
I have finished all the sewing on Christmas gifts. Quilted table toppers that double as hot pads. I used the remnants of the quilt batting to make doll quilts for two little girls as random gifts.
I even finished my Thanksgiving table topper (yes I know, late!) I had two dark brown felt oak leaves from Ms. Dorothy's stash. First let me tell you who Ms. Dorothy is.
Ms. Dorothy was a retired school teacher. She must have been quite the crafting sort. W hen her daughter was putting her into a nursing home at the age of 93, the daughter was gong to throw away all the fabric, trim, buttons, handmade patterns, started projects, etc. They called Ms. Dorothy's neighbor and she called me. Ms. Dorothy would give it all to me if I promised t use it all. So for well pover 10 years, I have been working my way through the "supplies". Much was given to others people who craft or sew.
Back to the brown felt oak leaves, I decided to make a Thanksgiving table topper. I bought a new Thanksgiving tablecloth that had brown leaves. I traced the leaves and made more from other felt scraps and then reduced then for three sizes of leaves.
Here is the layout before all appliques were hand stitched on and then the quilted piece, now folded and put away for next Thanksgiving.
Check out this blog featuring last minute Christmas gifts too!