Sunday, December 22, 2019

It was the Sunday before Christmas....

and all through the house. Not a thing was completed not even the elf! Just kidding. I don't tend to 'make' things for Christmas so no pressure on getting things done =)

I did make a little progress on machine and by hand this week. It is just not very noticeable!

The Happy Little Things got the last block completed, sewn together for the blocks, seam ripped the oops and then sewn again with some borders added yesterday. Not sure if I will add more or consider this done as is?

The cat allowed me to do that much before he settled in and decided I was done with the machine for the afternoon! How can you stitch with this in the way?

I laid out a set of blocks from 2018.. with the thought of sewing them together yesterday. See the above cat photo for that progress. I did make decisions and went with a grey sashing for the on point setting and I love how it is looking.... I see the cats have slightly rearranged things overnight. I'll plan to shut the cats out of the sewing room later tonight so I can make a little progress after we return from Christmas at my MIL's house this afternoon. The boy had recovered to feel well enough to go... fighting with his sister again this morning so he is better!

For the slow stitching....that is the crochet and knitting.
The crochet has made progress. That one is easy to pull out and do without thinking. I believe I am on skein 3 and I plan on 8 for this blanket stitch afghan for Emily.

The knitting. I finished the next section of Aidan's pillow. Now it is the section of the sheep. I am nervous about this as it is multiple colors to make a pattern. Thank goodness for youtube. I have an idea on how to do it but will need to concentrate. Tonight's project I think. 15 rows to make one set of the sheep across. Wish me luck!

Last night Emily and I went to an ugly sweater party at her horse academy. Ms. Liz hired a camel for camel rides! Even I got to take a spin on Kent the camel!

Deb on the camel - it was really high up there!

Emily riding the camel.

Linking up with the other slow stitchers today. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a big Thank you to Kathy who has hosted this wonderful link up for so many years of encouragement.


Karrin Hurd said...

Great projects, and what a fun thing to do, camel ride! Hope you have a great Christmas!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

well a camel ride sounds interesting! you are a better knitter than I to be able to do a pattern - good luck with that!!

Sarah said...

Happy little things is lovely as are those blocks! The camel ride looks fun!

Kim said...

Love your introduction! It made me smile. Lots of lovely projects in the making; you are going to be busy for a while. I can just imagine how high being on a camel fun. Hope you enjoy a lovely Christmas.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

What an experience - a camel ride! Glad your boy is better, too! The Happy Little Things blocks are so pretty - I really like the colors you used!

Robin said...

Your cat is so funny, the way he has curled his feet right around the base of the machine. I love the blue yarn for the sheep pillow - who doesn't like sheep?

Alcea Rosea 31 said...

I love your grey sashing on the quilt, it looks very effective. Cats find the best places to snooze.