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Thread: No Sewing For Christmas

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    Super Member plainpat's Avatar
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    This is the easiest,calmest holiday season ever,for me.
    Back when the gift threads started showing up,I thought about what to make.Or what to make that anyone needed/wanted.Couldn't come up with a single thing.

    The Grsons are teens...enuff said. DDs & Grdaughter have quilts & quilty things...no room for more.
    My Sis doesn't like handmade anything & we don't exchange gifts with DH's family.

    Sooooo......after much thought (maybe 30 secs)....I am not making/sewing gifts this yr. No worry about will they like it? can I get it all done?,but the best of all is NO DEADLINES!!!!!!I can sew when I want or not sew if I don't want.

    Ahhhh...talk about nice! :lol:I'm enjoying seeing the gifts you all are making & choosing a few to make, someday....maybe.Will do some baking & candy making to share with friends & neighbors.
    Have a feeling this is gonna happen next yr & the yr after.Can you tell I'm enjoying the season?

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    OOOOoooohh, does this mean that you can do that unheard-of-in-most-quilting-groups thing and actually sew for yourself???? How wonderful!!! I've gotten 4 done with one to go but at least the top is started.

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    Well... if you have no one that would love to have your "crafty" work... I am available and would love to get a handmade xmas present... lol lol.. :lol: :lol: :thumbup: :cry: ;)

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    Exactly & you said it better....

    Quote Originally Posted by raptureready
    OOOOoooohh, does this mean that you can do that unheard-of-in-most-quilting-groups thing and actually sew for yourself???? How wonderful!!! I've gotten 4 done with one to go but at least the top is started.

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    I know what you mean. We give our sons money to buy their gift but then I get them back to wrap and they can't have them until Christmas. They get what they want. I usually find a couple surprises for them too..ages...21 and 25! DH...cooking stuff...no sewing there! Me..I ask for Gift cards and usually buy something from two of the QS in my area. Estranged from DH family and don't do anyting with my brother's family any more. They live out of state so no pressure to clean, cook, wrap, shop, etc. Easy holidays.

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    That's wonderful!!! Unfortunately the holidays can be really stressful which is a shame!
    Maybe you'll have time to sew for yourself??? :D

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    I'm not sewing anything for family members, they have enough
    "blankets". SIL she thinks quilts have no specialness, so I don't make any for her, niece and nephew got a quilt when they were
    born. I gave BIL a quilt when he married her(she only shows the
    back of it). :x
    Instead I'm making charity baby quilts and having a
    ball doing it. Yay no pressure! :-D The kids who receive my quilts appreciate them,nobody complains that they don't match their color scheme. So far I've finished 1 and the 2nd one will be finished today and ready to give away tomorrow. :-D

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    WEll, I'm feeling ur share of the panic!! I decided this year to make embroideried bath towels for the GKs.Each to their interst.. I've got 2 done..... planned to run the other 2 under the embroiderymachine and be done.. I spent all day yesterday looking for that dang emberoidery card! I knwo I just had it for a sock monkey sample I did for a quilt comign up in Dec... so I KNOW it has to be somewhere... * I have evil eye, Zipster , the cat/supervisor* I've looking in ALL his hinging place. I can't find it ... more on the search today..... sigh...
    I'm so stressed... and now I opened my big mouth for gathering address for soldier overseas.... and of course they want those NOW..... and pies to make for Thanksgiving.. * I"M STRESSED!!!!*

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplefiend
    I'm not sewing anything for family members, they have enough
    "blankets". SIL she thinks quilts have no specialness, so I don't make any for her, niece and nephew got a quilt when they were
    born. I gave BIL a quilt when he married her(she only shows the
    back of it). :x
    Instead I'm making charity baby quilts and having a
    ball doing it. Yay no pressure! :-D The kids who receive my quilts appreciate them,nobody complains that they don't match their color scheme. So far I've finished 1 and the 2nd one will be finished today and ready to give away tomorrow. :-D
    Just curious. Why only the back of it?

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    Stress is gone....Aha................ Enjoy sewing for yourself........................Merry Christmas to you,Pat!!!

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