Wednesday, December 02, 2009

It's December Already!

Ok, I am a bit late in posting my finished projects for November. It was a "short" month for me so I didn't finish as much as I would have liked, and My one and only finish for OPAM- November was this table's a surprise gift.

I did finish a couple of "blocks," though, that will count for the Charming Girls Quilt Club:
This block is for my Live Piecefully Quilting Bee online.
This block is for a Christmas "retirement" quilt for a gal at work!

Now it's December, and I only have one decoration up, my Advent calendar, made in 1979.
(We add a candy cane for each day in December leading to Christmas Day; see my daughter, Nicole's blog post about our family tradition of this Advent Calendar at gidgetgoeshome).

I am already feeling a bit of the crunch of a "short" December! Nick hasn't gotten our other decorations down from the shelf in the garage as yet, and we aren't getting our tree until this weekend (the 5th).

As for projects to do in December there are so many, and there won't be enough time. But I think I will be ambitious, so here goes:

1. Finish my "cat" placemats similar to these I made for my mom and aunt last year:
2. Several (4-5) shopping bags for Christmas gifts, similar to this one:
3. A taffeta Christmas dress for my granddaughter, Gigi

4. A table topper for Gigi's table out of these fabrics (she picked the brown birdies one!):
5. A baby quilt for my friend, Susie's new grandbaby due soon with this flannel:
I better get busy and get to my sewing!!!


SewCalGal said...

Very cute. You've been busy. I really love your Christmas Table Runner and your Cat placemats!


Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

Love your table runner, and your blocks are so cute, too! Wow, are you ambitious! You sew girl! I'm pulling for you (and can't wait to see your projects -- especially that dress)!

joan said...

You can do it! And you will have all those Christmas gifts done and they will certainly be appreciated!

SewCalGal said...

Beautiful Christmas quilt (and table runner). I hope you'll enter it in my Virtual Christmas Quilt Show.


Nicky said...

I really love that Christmas runner which SSH I did open early and found under my tree thankyou my Secret Santa and for the beautiful decoration way too beautiful.