Sunday, December 18, 2016


With something every night this week there has been no sewing. I really need to finish quilting the baby quilt and I think that will be happening soon. First a batch of sugar cookies for the girls to decorate at our girl scout Christmas party tomorrow night. I managed to get everything wrapped this morning so other than 2 more presents and getting a package out in the mail tomorrow (and maybe make a batch of ginger cookies for that package) I think I am good! I'll pop out and pick up a few more things for the girls (and siblings) goodie bags since somehow I am one cup short. Good thing the dollar store is near the Chinese Take out Restaurant where I am picking up dinner from!

I found I was a little tired of hand work.... What? I seem to have been avoiding it this week so I picked up some yarn and a crochet hook and made these two dish cloths yesterday. It was just the change up I needed - I forgot how soothing that was. They will be part of a present for bowling on Thursday. Sometimes you just need to change it up a bit! I found the free pattern for this dish cloth online somewhere. Just chain 26.. or 27? double crochet, single crochet, dc, sc to the end. turn and chain one. follow same pattern until length you desire. Easy and pretty. These are a very pretty blue, I promise!

 I think the needle and thread will be calling me this evening.... where I hope to be stitching down a binding. I know, I said that last week but..... I think it will actually happen this time! I just need to stitch the blue and purple logs in the middle, the yellow star and figure out what will go in the green border... then binding time. I'm binding this in the dark pink... since it goes nicely with the pink llamas on the back.

I'm off to stitch a bit more before the kids are returned by Grandma. Linking up with Kathy's Quilting where she reminds us to take some time to take some healing and healthful stitches this holiday season. 


  1. Some weeks are just like that. Here's hoping Em is feeling better and that her cold doesn't make the rounds in your house! Best of luck completing that RSC quilt.

  2. It's always good to change it up so we don't get bored. That's why I have so many things on the go! (that's my story and I'm sticking to it!

  3. I have moments like that when I just don't want to pick up needle and thread so I'll pick up the crochet hook and some yarn. Love the wash clothes