I feel pretty good about my use of time on my day off yesterday. I got almost all the bindings attached to my Christmas gift quilts. This landing area upstairs outside my sewing room is my staging area for quilts waiting for the binding to be hand sewn down. And Lord love me, do I ever have a lot of bindings to hand sew.
I was so stupid though. I have two red and white Fig Tree quilts, very similar colors. I had binding fabric that matched the outer border for one of them, and had to order another Fig Tree red print for the other. Wouldn't you know I sewed the wrong binding to one of the red quilts? How dumb. It "goes" ok, but gosh, I could have had a perfect match. And I am definitely not "unsewing" the one that was put on the wrong quilt.
After I got through attaching the bindings, I made a couple of these zippy bags I was into a few years back. They are the perfect little Christmas gift for teachers, co-workers etc. It took me a bit of fiddling to remember how I did the zippers, but after a few mis-steps with the first one I am back in the groove. I should be able to crank out one in just over an hour. I like to embellish them with cute buttons. I had some on hand and put a green flower button on the blue bag and will sew on two orange heart buttons on the orange bag. Who doesn't love getting a new little cosmetics bag every now and then?
Anybody have fun plans for the weekend? Not me. I have two days at home and I will spend them making zippy bags and hand sewing bindings.
Can you believe how we are zooming through November? Christmas is going to be here before you know it, and I have not done a single bit of gift shopping for my husband, son, daughter and grand daughter. Thanksgiving is next week! I like to get my house decorated the weekend after Thanksgiving, but it seems like it is too rushed this year. I want to savor the moments and not feel like I am so deadline focused that I am only looking ahead to tasks I need to complete.
My husband and I will have to do a major gift planning session this weekend and get our ducks in a row!