I just finished sewing the last of the Christmas gifts!!! Somehow I feel like I should hear a marching band or similar celebratory music. Before you go thinking I finished with a week to spare, I didn't, we are celebrating Christmas on Sunday, December 20th. Considering I haven't made any Christmas cookies, or any other holiday cooking yet, I'm actually cutting it close.
I had a bit of piecing to do for one of the Christmas presents I was making, so I managed to sew up a bunch of strips sets for clue 3 when I did the other piecing.
One of the great things about sewing up two different colorways is, I don't get sick of sewing the same colors together. Bonnie is doing a great job mixing up the order of which colors we sew when this year anyway, but still, it's great to see totally different colors under my needle. Sewing the orange and purple strips to each other, just had me smiling. This is going to be a fun quilt!
I'll have a lot more variety when I'm finished sewing up the four patches, but I just sewed up a few to see how they would look.
I got a few of the shirts colorway four patches done too. I'm not sure if I sewed up enough stripsets or not, I'll sub-cut and sew up what I've got, then count and see if I need more.
I won't be doing any sewing for a few days, which my left shoulder will be happy about. Long sewing days makes it cranky, and I've had a lot of long sewing days lately, trying to get the Christmas presents finished.
We've been dogsitting two of our granddogs while DDIL goes to get DS the Younger from Army Basic Training. He graduated basic training this week, gets to come home for Christmas, then goes back for Advanced Individual Training. The granddogs are a hoot. One is a tiny chiweenie, (chihuahua/dachshund mix) and the other is a Great Dane/Pitbull mix. They are both brindle-coated, so their coats are very similar, even if their builds are not.
The little one gets cold easily, so he makes himself at home on top of any lap, and if no laps are available, he lays on the bigger dog. It just cracks me up!
Here is my youngest, Private Rains. I'm so proud of him, and can't wait to see him tomorrow!
DS the Younger and DDIL took a selfie right after his graduation! I know she was so glad to see him again after the separation, and I'm betting he was just as happy to see her.
So, next few days are family, cooking, holiday stuff and no stitching at all. I'm looking forward to it all, and sometime next week, I'll get back to sewing. The sewing can wait, it's all about people right now!
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