3 big bags where duly hauled out and the creamy choccy daydreams went in the bin.
I then had the pleasure, and I mean that, of sorting through them and making my selection. I had seen a Missouri Star Quilt Co tutorial 2 days before and planned on having a go.
First I had to select 40 different fabrics and cut 4 x 2 1,2" squares from each.
4 nice little stacks ready to play with.
Then I had to find some fabric for lining and backing.
I did not need all of this but I wanted to see just how many large pieces that I had.
A few pleasant hours of stitching, pressing and more stitching later, interspersed with dog walking and feeding. Not to mention my dinner. This is what I have.
Christmas Stockings, assembly line style. The fabrics in each one are identical but are arranged differently.
The cuff was made from red felt as I thought that it looked good, and I have a really big piece from a CS for £1.00 at least 2 years ago. The backing is different from the lining as I had some odds of green solid scraps to use up. I am very pleased with these and see at least another 4 in my near future, 3 of these will go to Cardigan for the grands and their cousin Faith, I do try to include her in all my makes. The others will go wherever they end up, I have no plans but they are a joy to make.
Next on my list are some drawstring gift bags with pockets on the front. It is nice to have a pocket to tuck a little something in and I have some squares that should be just the ticket for them.
I promised/threatened a photo of my sea side ripple, and here it is, as you can see Ben has arranged the cushions to his taste and comfort.
I have left the ripple ends as I like them, I have done a simple edge of 2 rounds of dc but may add to that later. On my next one I plan on half trebles to give a fairly solid border, hark at me, I have too much sewing planned to get the hooky going.
Whist rootling under the sofa for the Christmas fabric I found 4 cushion pads that I squirreled away earlier. Handy as I want some more cushions now that I have 2 sofas, that is what some of the 9 patch blocks from yesterday are destined to become.
There was a real frost this morning, ice everywhere, it is still freezing in the shade, but the sun is shining and I have 2 loads of washing out on the whirligig, it may not get dry but it will be so much fresher for being out.
On that note I may just go and scoop Ben up for a walk before I make a start on cutting some bags out. I must earn my playtime, I enjoy it so much more then.
Leisha, if you look closely at the stockings you should see some of the fabric that you gave me.