I didn't do as much Christmas gift sewing this year as usual. But, I did make the gifts for my grand kids. I try to come up with something different each year. This year I made reading pillows. It's basically a pillow that has a pocket to hold books and a strap on the top to carry it by. I made mine the size of a bed pillow
and added a zipper so it can be removed for laundering. I add a couple
books to each pillow according to each child's interest.
I haven't posted anything for a few months and haven't done much sewing either. My sweet Mom passed away in October and I miss her so much. Then I got sick - probably due to stress. So I just haven't had any energy for my sewing world. I'm starting to feel better and hoping the start of a new year will be a new start for me too.
Since Paisley always makes me smile and feel better, I thought I'd post some pictures of her. She's a little over a year old now and it surprises me how much joy she brings to my life. When I lost my other dog a couple years ago, I wasn't sure when I'd be ready for another one. But the opportunity was there and (ready or not) Paisley came into my life.
Pattern: McCall's 7286
Fabric: Turquoise print, turquoise solid, tan solid (2 yds)
Black knit midi tee-shirt dress
Pattern: Butterick 6330
Fabric: Black knit (2 yds)
Pattern: Simplicity 8172
Fabric: Rayon challis, 2 prints (2-1/2 yds)
I'm finished with summer sewing, but not ready to sew for fall/winter, so I'm kind of in limbo.
I'll start on my skirt draft in preparation for making pants for cool weather.
And work on Riley's quilt and hopefully finish it this month.
Also, look though the UFO basket and see if there's anything I want to work on.
And maybe work on some quilts.