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12/26/2016

Post-Christmas Sewing

I had a nice Christmas. I took a few weeks off from blogging to get things ready for the holidays. Our daughter and son-in-law were flying in a week before Christmas. We took some short trips with them to visit friends and relatives. We also visited relatives on the east side of the state. I was on the go more than I thought. This morning I slept in an extra hour--I was worn out!

I got back into sewing projects this afternoon. I made 13 bowl cozies for a craft shop where I sell some of my handmade items. There was a call for bowl cozies and I had the fabrics cut, so all I had to sew were the darts and finish them off. These are the fabrics. There are 4 each of some of them.

I had not cleaned my bobbin case when I last sewed. My machine was sounding quite loud. Here is what I found and spent about 10 minutes cleaning out! So much lint--mostly from sewing batting strips together for the cat kennel quilts I made before Christmas.

Speaking of kennel quilts, my plan is to deliver them to Bellwether Harbor on Wednesday this week. I hope to get some photos. And I told Marie, a fellow Island Batik Ambassador, that I would again link the Kennel Quilt information from The Quilt Pattern Magazine HERE. "TQPM Small Kennel Quilt Team is a volunteer organization sponsored by The Quilt Pattern Magazine (TQPM) that is available when disasters strike. It is a way to join a larger effort to help our animal friends in times of need by doing what we love. TQPM Small Kennel Quilt Team supplies kennel quilts to shelters."

I plan to put away Christmas decorations in between sewing for Island Batik's January project, New Beginnings, and the Four-in-Art challenge due February 1, 2017.  Gosh that new year is fast approaching! 

What projects do you have planned for 2017? Is anyone joining Merry Mayhem's New Year's Day Mystery Quilt? The cutting directions are up and I have to choose my fabrics.


1 comment:

Needled Mom said...

It sounds like you enjoyed Christmas. Isn't it funny how dirty those bobbin areas can get? You can just hear their need to be cleaned.