Its been a few days since my last post. I HAVE been doing stuff...just not talkin' about it. When I'm in "Just Do It" mode my focus is on Task, not Talk. So, what have I been doing? Why, Christmas-y stuff, of course! I'm down to the wire, getting my kids' gifts in the mail and finishing up some old projects.
Here's a sampling of what i've been up to:
Finished my Countdown to Christmas calendar (by Nancy Halvorsen...started 2 Christmases ago)
I do like it, very much.
Almost finished a Sudoku quilt (started 3-4 years ago - still needs the binding)
Aren't the bright colors fun? The border print has Bingo cards on it and the setting squares are fussy-cut free spaces (from the Bingo cards).
Finishing the quilting on my Mom's Garden Gate wall-hanging. Will post pics of the completed quilt...hoping to have it done so I can give it to her for Christmas.
Go ahead - ask me how fun it has been blanket-stitching (in black thread) around hundreds of leaves and skinny iron-work-like gate pieces! ARRRRRGGGHHHH!!!
Embroidered a bunch of little lace bows that can be worn with earring posts for some festive Christmas earrings.
Made them in red, green and white. Will show in another post how they look as earrings.
Christmas shopping tomorrow with my Mom. Yay! We started this a couple of years ago and both enjoy the time together so much. We will meet in town and have breakfast and then will shop until we finish up the last of our Christmas lists.
Mom-in-law isn't up for shopping this year. At 90, she deserves a break. She has always loved to shop but it is just too hard for her to get around anymore (and she won't be seen in a wheelchair). I miss having a Christmas shopping day with her.
I will show the finished items as soon as I get them done. Once they are wrapped and mailed, THEN I can start on the tutorial for the steering wheel cover that I promised in my Ghastlie Blog Hop post. Boy, am I running behind!
Have a lovely Wednesday,
p.s. It has RAINED for TWO DAYS! Woo hoo! What a treat for the thirsty Southwest!