01 Dec December!
I’ve been in denial since Thanksgiving that December and the holidays are coming soon. I think since today is December 1, I have to finally admit that this is the situation.
It isn’t that I don’t enjoy the holidays – I do. I think it is just that my already busy life needs to kick into a higher gear and part of me really wants to put that off until later 🙂
The Ann Arbor Modern Quilt Guild met last night and we had a fun ornament swap. This little mitten is what I made. I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out but there were some serious moments of doubt along the way. I started off with a totally different idea that didn’t work out at all. So after searching all over the internet for a good mitten shape, a trip to JoAnn’s for supplies and an hour or so or stitching, I breathed a sigh of relief that at least I wouldn’t be totally embarrassed to admit which ornament was mine.
I was lucky enough to get this cool kanzashi made by Kathy. It is such a pretty blue and I can’t wait to get our tree so I can add it to my collection. Isn’t that button in the middle amazing?
On another subject, I had this great idea in October that I was going to make a darling little Christmas quilt out of a Jovial charm pack and then give a Jovial charm pack away. Well, that quilt was a failure. What looked like good minimalism in a drawing turned out to look just plain boring in fabric. I really love this line of fabric so I am planning to rework the quilt, but haven’t got there yet.
Anyway, if you’ve had the patience to read this far, I’m going to give the Jovial charm pack away anyway – quilt or no 🙂 To be entered to win the charm pack, leave a comment telling me if you are making any quilts (as opposed to quilted items) for gifts or if you’d like to, but haven’t gotten started yet. Because, I know there are others like me out there who have lots of great intentions and ideas well in advance, but are a little more last minute on the actual sewing.
Edited: Oops forgot to say, giveaway ends at the end of the day on December 2.