Monday, November 20, 2017

Sewing for the Christmas Bazaar

I think there is good reason I am feeling burnt out with sewing and quilting this fall!  I have been getting ready for our local holiday bazaar the weekend after Thanksgiving, and I suspect some latent OCD tendencies have surfaced, because, holy cow, I've got a lot of stitches under my belt!

Here's a few examples:

A different sort of Christmas Tree Skirt



Several varieties of Christmas Countdown Advent Calendars (these take longer to make than I thought they would. In retrospect, EVERYTHING takes longer to make than I thought they would, lol!)





And then there were the table runners....



And the special projects and wall hangings...




Not to mention the 65 microwave cozies, the 48 key fobs, and the two dozen patchwork embellished dish towels!


I still have to do the quilting on some wallhanging of a deer silhouette, but I should get that finished today. My daughter so graciously designed the pattern for me - since she's been living with us for awhile now until their new home is completed, it's been nice to collaborate with her on a few things!



And last, but not least, my favorite gnome.  I'm only making this one. He needs a nose, and he needs to be sewn together, poor little guy. Hopefully he'll get himself together before the bazaar!


Yep, yep. I can certainly see why I am 'tired'.  My plan is to get most all of this done by Wednesday. Realistically, I don't think that will happen, so maybe next Wednesday. It would be nice to have a couple of days off before the weekend event.

I'm having a sale on the items listed in my Etsy Shop, Mountain Quiltworks. Saving 20% is a huge cut in my slim profits, but I really do like to see these things go to a good home as a gift or just because another quilter loves it and doesn't have time to make it themselves. I've been very guilty of buying handmade items for that very reason, lol!

What have you been up to for your holiday preparations this year? I've even been listening to Christmas music while I sew, just to spur me on. Thank goodness my insanity is just about over!

Quilting with a smile,
Barb

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6 comments:

  1. You really have been busy! Hope you do well at the sale. You have made some really great items. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  2. Tired??? I'd be exhausted! No wonder you haven't felt like blogging lately! You've made some cool things. How much are the advent calendars?

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  3. You have really, really been busy! I remember when I used to do crafts shows. Your deer wall hanging is neat and how much fun to work on things with your daughter while she is living with you......enjoy that!

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  4. You are amazing, sewing sew many wonderful things, I love the Advent calendars. You deserve a rest after this. Happy Thanksgiving, Hugs, Susie xx

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  5. Gosh, you are a whirlwind of energy! Great holiday projects all around, and best wishes on your craft sale. How neat is that to be able to collaborate with your daughter on projects?
    Have a great week,
    Judy

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  6. These are such beautiful items, I love the xmas shirt!

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