To make up the lost space of one closet, I ordered an armoire online. It had to be assembled and since my husband was busy, I assembled it. I called him only to rotate and raise it so I could add screws on the back of the shelves. It was so large, I had to assemble it in the living room!
Here it is completed. I wanted a wooden piece that came close to matching the color of our oak dresser.
Consignment Shop Items
In between all the "hard work" I was able to sew five Pillow Book Totes for the consigment shop, The Yellow Window. I think these would make wonderful Christmas presents for youngsters.
And Christmas treats are always a good choice, so I made some embroidered candy cane reindeer and Christmas tree pencil toppers.
Daughter #2 said she didn't have a Christmas tree skirt for their tree. I sent her a photo of some fabrics I had in my stash. Texting between us, she chose 2 fabrics for a reversible tree skirt. All of them have some metallic paint in the prints. I found 1/3 yard of gold metallic fabric that would work for the binding (which I cut on the bias and sewed many pieces together!).
It was dark in the house and I don't have a Christmas tree this year, so I took the photos outside around the deck umbrella pole.
I machine stitched the binding to the edges from one side, but hand stitched it to the other side so no stitches would show.
I got a small present from one of the originators of the Gridsters (an online quilting bee I belong to). It was a very fun, early Christmas present. Thank you, Elizabeth.
and includes some of Aneela Hoey's Little Apples fabric line from Moda.
I am working on some apples from The Quilter Community and the (center) leaf pattern from The Inquiring Quilter's Fall into a QAL. I will post them when I finish them.
QuiltCon Entry Update
I also got an email telling my that my Quilt Con entry, Millie Restyled Again, for the Michael Miller 2019 Challenge did not make it into the show. The quilt is now posted on Instagram with the hashtag of #quiltconreject (with no sadness). If I hadn't entered, I would never have had a chance at being accepted. I will continue to make quilts for entry. And perhaps one day I will get a congratulations email!
Wishing you a wonderful holiday season and hope you have some time to sew or quilt during a quiet moment.