December heralds the first day of Summer for us, however this year Summer jumped the starters pistol and got here well before December. Nothing for it but to sit in front of the fan with some stitching and a tall glass of cold water.
I'm winging it this month with no list :) With 3 projects to finish as soon as I can manage, I'll just keep working on those and chill out (if possible). In no particular order of priority ...
#1 Ribbon Star - needs quilting - purchased backing this morning
#2 Tis The Season - 3 of 12 blocks hand quilted so far
#3 Christmas Gift with a tree theme - over halfway there
Oooops! That looks a little bit like a list to me.
I promised yesterday that I would have a little reveal today so without further ado and a little drumroll please . . . . . . . . . . .
Congratulations Cheryll for making 1 Xmas Item A Month - every month! A little gift will be on it's way to you shortly.
After checking names against months, everyone's name was placed in a hat and I asked hubby to draw out 2 tickets. So if you participated 4 months I wrote your name out 4 times for 4 chances ... 7 months, 7 chances as so on. Another little drumroll please . . . . . . . . . . .
Lucky winners are Fiona and Sheila Congratulations and a little something will be on it's way to you both. I thank you all for sewing along side by side, or as close as we can be in cyberspace, and sharing all the beautiful gifts and decorations made throughout the year. It's time to start bringing them out of storage if you haven't already and enjoy the season.
Not trying to rush the New Year but I've already planned my 2013 item. As I will be working more hours next year I need to organise my sewing time to get the most out of it so when I saw this Rosalie Quinlin designs pattern from here, I just had to buy it.
My plan is one letter a month for 9 months plus 1 month to put it together. I'm sure I can come up with something else for the other 2 months.
I would love to have everyone back for '1 Xmas Item A Month 2013' so keep an eye out in early January for an official sign up. Maybe you'd prefer to break down one bigger project into monthly chunks or continue with 1 or more items each month. It's all about the friendship and sharing and no stress aloud :)
Merry Christmas Sewing