I have been busy getting some things ready for Christmas, this week. Parcels need to be packed and mailed to far away family. Goodies need to be baked. sewing and knitting needs to be finished.
I made an apron to go into one parcel. In celebration of a move to the north, I thought this was the suitable gift.
I lined it, because, as the older ladies from my youth would say, it keeps the gravy from soaking through. Of course, the instructions that come with the panel say to turn all the edges under with a narrow hem. I tried that once and it takes forever, so now, I just line them. Much quicker and easier.
I took pictures of the process, so if anyone is interested, I'll post pictures of how to make a lined apron.
This is the lining.
The fabric is called Canadian Capers. I bought some extra for other silly projects.
The tree is up, and my grandson helped me decorate.
He got a stool, so he could put the stuffies up high, then never moved the stool, so they are all on the same side. Who am I to argue with his creative vision?
Meanwhile, Mystique has set up residence under the tree.
She reaches up and knocks the stuffies off the tree, so my grandson gets to redecorate every time he is over.
I have a whole box of beautiful, fragile ornaments, packed away. Maybe, someday, when there are no cats, dogs or preschoolers, I might put them on the tree, again. Then, again, I kind of like the current collection.