Monday, December 29, 2008
This was one of those years that Christmas came before it really felt like Christmas. I know it had a lot to do with the 80-degree weather and the fact that our decorations didn't get put up until Christmas eve.
One of my vacation goals was to sew a new tree skirt to replace the old chenille one I bought years ago. I wanted something very simple, but with some embellishment. After sewing the quilt sandwich on the machine, the buttons, sashiko-inspired embroidery, and sequins made for great lap work.
Looking forward to a little more time to myself before returning to work next week. In my plans: spend some time in the kitchen making some sweet snacks (we'll just call them New Years cookies:)), a little deep cleaning, and most exciting--some baby sewing. I'm so excited about the fabrics I've bought!