There are weeks of planning, shopping, baking, and making fun family memories that brings us to December 25, Christmas Day and the celebration of Jesus’ birth. Sometimes it comes so quickly when we are so busy preparing which happened to me this year trying to finish over 30 projects for clients and a few of my homemade gifts. Actually we are STILL in the Christmas season until January 6, so leave those decorations up to enjoy them longer! I love sitting here in the evening with my tree all lit up!
Here’s a few more client projects I finished for Christmas:
I did 8 pillows for a man that lost his father-in-law in October. Him and his wife had me make photo pillows for each of the kids and grandkids. The backside was his clothing.
I also made 2 pillows with my sister’s clothing and our family photo this year. Since Faye went to Auburn I gave that pillow to my daughter and son-in-law since they are both Auburn graduates. The other pillow I gave to my mom with one of Faye’s flannel shirts she wore during her last months on this earth. I haven’t made mine yet but will soon!
As I sit here on a quiet Sunday afternoon, I am thinking about what I acccomplished this year and plans to accomplish next year with my sewing and quilting. I counted 80 memory quilts, 20 pillows, and then my personal projects! WOW! I was one busy bee this year!
Starting in January, I am going to be doing a block of the month with Barbara Black learning foundation piecing. This is what it’ll look like when it’s all done.
I am also making a list of what I want to accomplish which will be my next blog post. It’s great to publish your list so you can be accountable! What are you planning for 2019?
Have a Happy and Safe New Year!