I am hoping this year that I have set myself manageable amounts of sewing and knitting for Christmas presents. No guarantees, though, because I tend to add things as Christmas gets closer.
I have a finish from last week, that I want to show. One of the most flattering things a quilter can hear is when another quilter friend asks if you will make her something. I was asked this awhile ago, and I figured she was kidding. My friend is an excellent quilter, why would she want one of my bags? She asked again, recently, so I decided to make it for her birthday.
She was asking for a tablet case. I make them free form, using scraps, stitching and flipping, without a particular plan. Occasionally, I have to remove a strip, because it isn't working. I have fun, using up bits and pieces that tend to accumulate in my sewing room.
Today, I finished the pillowcases, that I started at my quilt retreat. I find pillowcases make great gift bags, and nobody needs to store them until next Christmas. Just put them on a pillow and use them. I also used up 6 metres of fabric from my stash!
a method similar to the one found here.
I finished the first sock and started on the second sock.
the ones I made for myself. The black foot sort of tones down the striped yarn. Since these socks need to travel to their new owner, the push is on to get them finished.
I have a couple more little things, and some baking. No need to panic, yet.
Linking to the Needle and Thread Network WIP Wednesday.