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Thread: Are YOU making Christmas gifts this year?!

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    Junior Member bigbrownowl's Avatar
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    Whoops! Forgot the other presents I was making - Union Jack Cushions. All finished and ready to go! Will post more piccies tomorrow.

    Sorry about the quality of the photo - the iPad dosen't take very good pictures...

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    Just realised that most of them are lying on their side! Sorry!
    W.C. Fields

    If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There's no point in being a damn fool about it.

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    Thanks for all the nice gift Ideas, I call add to the list is infinity scarf- long with fringe ends or a tube with ends sewn shut.

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    We don't do Christmas gifts anymore, but I'm making some small wallhangings for several people. Due to some injuries, I might set aside the holiday ones, but I also have some snowman ones to make, appropriate for the rest of the Winter. They are applique. You assemble the background, fuse the pieces, then pinbaste to batting and backing. Then use the machine's blanket stitch to not only finish the applique but quilt it at the same time.

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    I'm making quillows for just about everyone; NFL for all of my kids and thier older kids, THEY are all football nuts, not me. Its been a challenge to find out each one's favorite team without telling them why. Since they know I sew, they'd guess it was a present of some sort. The younger ones are getting quillows in colors/patterns they like. The NFL ones will have each person's name and an applique of a football on the pocket.

    I'm also embroidering elf hair clips for the girls along with just some other special designs; they are always losing them so it'll come in handy.

    I have a prince and princess emb design for an ornament, so I'm adding each kids name and the yr on them so they'll be the name tag and then become an ornament.

    I have some ITH 18in doll clothes that I might get to but not sure yet, since I'm not sure if I can afford to buy the dolls yet.

    I'm emb some towel toppers to make kitchen towels to hang on the oven doors and emb library has these pot holders that fold and have different emb designs on them.

    I'm making lots of spumoni cakes and biscotti because I'd get shot if I didn't after all of these yrs and also pepperoni rolls too; they are a big hit at work. food of any kind at work is always greatly appreciated.


    who knows after that; I have lots of emb projects that can be done its a matter of time and energy if I get to do more. I wanted to make a memory quilt for DDIL but not sure it'll get done before Christmas.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family.
    Judy

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    [QUOTE=mpspeedy2; They each live at least an hour from us by car but it might as well be on the moon. We are lucky if we see them in person three or four times a year. When the grandchildren were little I ocassionally got to babysit but those times were few and far between. The youngest of them is now 15.[/QUOTE]

    I feel for you not getting to see your grandkids more. My daughter moved to NC, a month ago and it shocked everyone because when she moved 10 min away she thought that was far, about and hour drive. I figured I might see her about once a week, since I watch the kids at least once a week so she can go out and have some downtime. This week she's been there about every day but I've seen them every week. Sometimes she just spends the night and then gets up early to take her son to school. I'm sure at some point it won't be as much but never more than two weeks. Her 7yr old son would be calling me and telling me he needs a break from his mom; I just laugh. He and I are the closest of all of my grandkids and my best buddy. I'm not even allowed to go to WV without him or he gets upset because before he started school he always went with me. I always take a few days off during his Christmas vacation so he can spend it with me. I have other grandkids that I don't see as often and that does hurt but after losing our 18 yr old grandaughter in Oct we are all trying to do better. At least every couple of weeks I send my 3 oldest sons (the ones that I don't hear from as often) a text just saying I Love You. They always respond back. I hope one day you get to see yours more often.
    Judy

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    Did, (mostly quilted) table runners of all sizes and wall hangings, plus one Ipad bag. Done!!! Also a bit of paper crafting since I can't find what I want and have to draw it myself. All I have left is one sweat suit. Finally found sweatshirt fleece and now will have to see if I can find ribbing or adapt to elastic.

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    Really think "happy presents" is my goal going forward on gifts. Yesterday, had lunch with some dear friends. Gave her 3 scrubbies in a little clear bag with a ribbon and a Christmas card. She was so happy to receive it.That is what I call a happy gift, something little and yet not much. I made an infinity scarf for my DF. These are so cool and easy. Hanging kitchen towels is on my list to get done. Crocheted hangers are very easy and when I give them, people want more. I have all kinds of ideas to get done and yet finding the time is another thing.

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    Two table runners, fabric boxes filled with homemade Christmas candy, a lap quilt for my hubby and a Christmas quilt for my grandchildren. Living in Phoenix, it didn't seem right to start on Christmas projects when it was still 100 degrees in October. By the time the weather cooled down enough to make me think "Christmas", it was November and I was scrambling to get the gifts made. Next year, I'm starting earlier...don't care if it's 100 degrees!

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    Right now I'm working on a lap quilt and matching pillows for my aunt/uncle; they just redecorated their living room and den and bought these geometic rugs for both rooms in a variety of colors and shapes. I took a picture of the rug, then sat down and created a pattern. I'm in the process of sewing together all the pieces now. Will post pictures when I'm done. I'm also planning on making a few of the bread liners and give them as gifts, along with some homemade banana bread in a basket for various family members.

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    I'm making a stocking set and wall 'blanket' for my inlaws, t shirt quilts for my boys, and a wallhaning for me.

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    I've made table runners, knitted scarf & hat, knitted fingerless gloves. i hope to make a wrist purse the same colors as my daughters fiat car! Marilee

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    4 pillowcases for camping trips, colorful bib, reversible purse, mug rugs, hot pads, 2 quilts, fleece throw, Christmas tablecloth, Advent calendar, placemats for picnics (holds paper plates & silverware & includes napkins), several fabric bowls (for a silent auction), tablerunner, and 2 yet-to-make casserole totes. I will be so glad to put gifts in the mail to family this week. Not sure if I've forgotten anything?

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