Sunday, December 18, 2011

Finishing up

I wish I was finishing up V's jacket but I haven't had time to work on it recently :-(
I just haven't been able to find a large enough block of time to tackle the next step of padding and lapels. But, I have been finishing up all the rest of the holiday gifts.
This afternoon, V and I completed our holiday shopping.  Except for some candy for stockings, I'm done, done, done with shopping.  Why is it that as the children get older, the packages seem to get smaller and more expensive? ... and fewer this year, I think.  But, we have managed to get what they asked for as well as a few surprises.
A couple of those surprises were what I was finishing up this afternoon.  Since the children have all been getting into role playing games, we decided to get the boys each their own set of dice as a stocking stuffer.  And, of course, if you have a set of dice, you need a dice bag.  Any self-respecting gamer knows that.  So, in seemingly no time at all (maybe half an hour tops) I whipped up a pair of drawstring bags.
Scrap fabric and I had just enough of the gold cording.
Blue for I14 :
 It's from scrap flannel backed satin from J17's nightgown that she is making.
And Green for K11:
This is left over velvet from long ago when I made Christmas stockings for my nieces and nephews.
Sometimes, the scrap box is a wonderful thing.
Some of the gift wrapping is done and I'll probably finish tomorrow. And I really hope for some quality time with V's jacket.  With the shopping done I should have all afternoon to work on sewing since it's my day off.
It's hard to believe that Christmas is only a week away.  The weather certainly doesn't help.  It was 50 today and the grass is still green.  Go figure.


  1. A whole week until Christmas yet and it seems you're in really good shape. Well, you do need some time to work on V's jacket but still . . .

    I am so not in the spirit this year. I need a kick in the get-goin'-buttinski real soon here.

  2. Mama Pea- considering that I never really held out hope that I'd have that jacket finished by Christmas I'm doing OK. Hopefully tomorrow I can get the padded lapels done and maybe even the sleeves, which really about finishes it. I've got Friday off as well since I worked on Saturday so maybe.....

  3. Even though I know if I could just start earlier in the year, I wouldn't have all this last-week stress, I never am able to get myself that organized! It sure helps to be able to sew, doesn'it it?

  4. I'm so much better this year than I have ever been. Maybe because the children made reasonable demands this year. This extra day off every other week helps too. I've made good progress on V's jacket this morning. I'm ready to put on the sleeves. Then it's just basting down facings and some handwork on the cuffs. Woot! I may finish yet.

  5. My goodness you sure are a handy sewer...course if you can make a Smoking Jacket, I'm sure this was a whip stitch for you!!! What a great idea! ...debbie

  6. I really can't wait to see this jacket LOL! I can't believe how warm it is everywhere...


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