It is a year when it is a little harder to be thankful, however, we are all safe and warm, and for now, that is enough. I will be thankful for that.
I had one of those weeks when creativity was hard to find. My most creative endeavour at one point was sweet potato dog chews.
You slice sweet potato thin and dry the slices in the oven at a very low temperature. Unlike some baking projects, the point is actually to turn them into shoe leather. You can buy them at the store, already made, but this way is cheaper, especially on a chilly day. The plate was full, so obviously they were a hit.
I started a sock for my little guy.
Just a plain vanilla sock, not much creativity, here (just warm feet).
Then I watched a video from Just Get It Done Quilts, where she suggests sewing your scraps together as a way to get your creativity going. So I grabbed a bag of scraps and did this.
Not anything great, but they are big enough to make a couple of zippered bags. After you apply some interfacing, I expect they will be fine. It also raised my spirits and got me thinking.
I went into my closet and found a Christmas table runner, in need of a batting and backing. Of course, since I was on a roll, I pieced the batting from some scraps, and found the backing, that was already to go.
It is now batted and backed, and in need of a bit more quilting. I'm sure it won't be hard to find it a home.
While I was in there I found more potential Christmas gifts, in need of a bit of work. I guess I have my projects for the week.