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Monday, December 11, 2006

Sewing & Knitting

Now that I have 2 part time jobs it is getting harder for me to finish my WIPs and take time to tell you all about them! I am taking some time to give you a brief update right now.

Charity Knitting...My Sorority Chapter is helping out a young single parent family this year so I knit 2 hats and 2 pair of mitts. Believe it or not these are the first pair of mittens I have knit since I was a teenager (way too long ago!). I had such difficulty then that it has taken me all this time to get around to it again. Now I am saying, "Hmmm...mittens are pretty easy!"

My Sorority chapter is having its Christmas dinner and gift exchange tomorrow evening. Guess what? I decided this morning that I wanted to make the stuffed Xmas trees to give to all the ladies! I saw them over at Suze's who got the pattern from little birds handmade. My what instant gratification (compared to knitting)!

This morning I cut out the shapes and started the production line.

All sewn after one bobbin change and ready for stuffing before 10 AM.

While watching Cityline I stuffed the trees.

Then after 11 AM I rousted myself and started a load of laundry, went to Swiss Chalet to hear Patrick's School band play and then have lunch, came home and knit some and then...I went to work.

Tonight after supper I sewed up the bottoms after putting some dried beans in the bottom of the trees for weight. Then I started embellishing with buttons. 8 are now completed. I only need to finish 4 or 5 more for tomorrow but I have another dozen ready to decorate!

Fun aren't they! A great way to use up some old Christmas fabric and odd buttons!

Hope you all had a marvelous Monday!


Dipsy D. said...

Wow, you've been so productive lately! The mitts and caps look so lovely, I love how the colors go together. And the stuffed MXas trees rock big time - they must be some of the cutest handmade XMas things that I've seen this season! I'm sure your ladies are going to adore them!

Monika said...

Aren't they the cutest! Such a neat idea. You are pretty prolific lately, good for you! Mittens are fun to knit, not as fast as your little tree's but a quick knit anyway. I like the colors you've chosen.

Theresa said...

They are too cute. Makes me want to finally pull out my sewing machine!

Kelly said...

Cute hat and mitten set. Love those Christmas trees. So cute!

Charity said...

Love the stuffed trees - what a great idea! :0)

Dorothy said...

Love the mitts and caps, but those stuffed trees have stolen my fickle heart.

Sigh, now I actually want to learn how to sew.

Cathy said...

The hat and mitten sets are very cute. And look at all those trees! And you said you were having trouble keeping up.

sandra said...

Love matching hats and mittens!

barbp said...

I love the colors in your hat and mittens. I am really into purple right now and your colors go so well together.

Those stuffed Christmas trees are beautiful and I'll bet your friends will be very excited to receive such a nice handmade gift.

Say I'm traveling up to Port Perry for the holidays and I think we talked a couple months ago about a yarn shop in Myrtle. Would you mind sending me their street address? I may have two seconds to stop in on Saturday.