I love gift giving…nothing warms my heart faster than giving a gift that I have made and having the recipient REALLY appreciate it! And nothing tickles me more than going into that person’s home and seeing all the past gifts that I have made on displayed!
So why do I always leave making these gifts to the very last minute and then run out of time to make ALL the gifts that I would like to?
I was thinking of Seattle Judy…LAST February, she was busy stitching these wonderful Journals for all of her friends back home for THIS Christmas…The rest of us were busy making quilts for ourselves!
Yup…no flies on Judy…and her friends will really appreciate them, I’m sure! I mean WHO wouldn’t…just look at them!! All EIGHT of them were a work of woolie goodness! DONE! And TEN months early! (I know you are going to ask…so here’s the name of the pattern!:)
This year I made four of these snowmen pillows (I SHOULD have made more! …WAY more!)…(it’s safe to show as they have all been received and unwrapped…)
I wrapped the other three before I remembered to take a picture! You’d think I’d remember these things!
And I also made three of these…here again I SHOULD have made WAY more…but didn’t!
I spent two DAYS going around to the various shops looking for three little star candle holders to include with the gift…but couldn’t find them! So as soon as the mats were given…I stumbled onto two in a thrift shop! Never thought to look there! It DOES look perfect with this star candle mat, doesn’t it?
So next year, I am going to pull a Seattle Judy…pick a project and bang off ten or twenty of them…then they will be ready and waiting to gift for that big day! Yup…that’s what I’m going to do all right…I think that’s what Darlene and Cheryl had in mind when they started this ~
Yup…Christmas Through the Year! Now these ladies are two smart cookies! You can bet that they aren’t scrambling around making those last minute gifts!! Yup…next year I’m going to join in…next year is going to be different! :o)))
Have a Thrilling THURSDAY (yes, this is the REAL Thursday!) and Happy Quilting!~P