How many days until Christmas? Today, Tuesday, November 4, the calendar tells me it's 50 days....only 50 days! And one week from today we will begin the Twas The Night Blog Hop! All of our bloggers will be highlighting gifts you can make in a night, or a morning if you're an early bird like me. If you don't celebrate Christmas I'm sure there will be other holidays you'll need a gift for - birthdays, anniversaries, etc. So be sure you join us to get some great ideas for those last minute things. Or maybe you want to plan ahead, like me. I'm making lots of little things, putting them in a basket and I'll be so ahead of the game...next time I've forgotten someone's birthday I'll just pull out a gift from my basket. :)
Isn't that beautiful? This was about 7:00 in the morning and here's one a couple of hours later.
Brrr.....doesn't that view of a cold day just scream, "Go to the sewing room....go to the sewing room..." And that's just what I did. :) If you're looking for an idea for a quick project how about this one.
I searched the internet for a picture of a pumpkin....used some Heat N Bond (I miss my Steam A Seam!) to fuse the wool pumpkin down, did some hand embroidery with Valdani wool threads and then did just a little machine quilting. I wrote the word "Fall" out by hand with a pencil before I embroidered it. This would work for all kinds of simple motifs....a rooster or bunny for someone who collects those, a coffee cup for that coffee lover at the next desk, a Christmas ornament or some other holidayish thing. Oops, holidayish isn't really a word but I bet you know what I mean. :) You can make one of these in just a few hours - and if you do, I'd love to see it!