Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Last Minute Christmas Projects

I wanted to share some last minute projects that I have been working on trying to get done before Christmas.

 First I wanted to share a picture of our family Kitty helping me with all of the Giveaway entering on SewMamaSew! She was quite interested in what I was doing.

 I started making Christmas stockings like I said before using Amy's Creative Side Tutorial.  It took me awhile just because of everything but finally on Christmas Eve they are finished and HUNG!

 I ended up hand embroidering all our names on them. I LOVE how they turned out!

Than back when we were moving in September/October I had a friend come help me clean our old place. I can't just take service (I have issues) so I said I would do things for her in return. So we went to Joannes and bought fabric for me to make her boys some warm quilts for Christmas.
They are now finally done!! NEVER AGAIN will I quilt fleece, 2 LAYERS of batting and flannel! It was a nightmare and to top it off it did something to my sewing machine so now I can't use my darning foot. :( The tension is WAY WAY off and I end up with tons of extra thread on bottom. Top looks great but turn it over and yuck. I have played with the tensions and cleaned my machine. Not 100% sure what else to do now so I will have to research it. If anyone has any suggestions please let me know! I have a Juki TL98Q.
Our Kitty was sad to see the blankets leave since she thought they were the best little napping place!

Than before the kids were let out on Winter break I needed to hurry and make Birthday invitations for Brandon. We are going to have a Minecraft themed party. We are inviting 5 boys, and one boy he handed the invite to tore it up! Oh I was so sad and mad! I wanted to march over to that boys house and give him a good telling off. Than the boys friend who was invited as well told Brandon he can't come. I am worried that no little boy will show up! Thankfully we are having cousins come but I thought we were making big progress in the social area and it turns out that no...we aren't. I will have to let everyone know how the party turns out after News Years.

Than I received my first giveaway prize! I won three in total :D This is from Cristali Designs! I LOVE the little doll and the earrings. This was one of my favorite giveaways. I've already worn the red earrings and I love them.

Currently my sewing area is right here in the dining room. Our computer room/sewing room is still full of boxes. Hopefully I can get that changed here right after Christmas so that I can start quilting! I am starting to get my mind rolling on different quilts and stuff that I want to make.

I hope everyone has a MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR! It has been a difficult/stressful/joyful/wonderful year! And I can't wait to see what the next year will bring us!

1 comment:

queenopearls said...

Hi Crystal,
I found your blog from a post on Moda Bake Shop. Beautiful All Stars quilt I can't wait to get busy on, thank you.
Also, I also use a Juki TL98Q and recently had fringe on the bottom while free motion quilting. I tightened up my top tension from 1 to almost 3 and was able to finish the table runner with even stitches. I will clean out the bobbin and floss the top tension discs with a dollar bill (no lint and it's thin). Please let me know if this helps and/or what solves the issue you are having.
Happiest New Year and thank you for sharing your beautiful artwork!!!
~ Christina in Cleveland