Friday, November 1, 2019

Weekly Report

I finished my little Santa ornament and I couldn't believe how much work went into it. The directions in the pattern ( all 17 pages!) were excellent as she led you step by step through the process. He is only 5 1/2" tall, so you can imagine how tiny some of the pieces are, like the mustache and the mittens. The stocking has an tree embroidered with beads. This Santa is part of her Night Before Christmas series, which is still in the works. She is constructing Mrs. Claus now, but Santa was enough for me. She also has the Twelve Days of Christmas ornaments, equally as cute and labor intensive, especially when you get to the people in the song.


I finished the two pillows that I made to go with the triangle quilt I showed last week. I added borders to make them have more impact since the finished blocks were only 10 1/2. I used 14" pillow forms. I made two different patterns, different from the one in the quilt. They are heavily quilted, like the quilt, but it doesn't show here.

Lazy me, I usually just make a fold-over in the back, but since these are a gift I thought it would be be nicer to put in zippers. I haven't put in a zipper in over 20 years and I had to read the directions, but they came out OK.

I am still working on my 25 Million Stitches Project. I love the little turquoise hand, traced from my two-year-old neighbor.

I am linking up with Off the Wall Friday.


The Inside Stori said...

I’d say the time spent on all your projects was certainly worthwhile!!

Linda M said...

Adorable Santa, but I don't think I could manage all those fiddly little pieces. I can see why you are passing on the rest of the group. I'm thinking that on Thanksgiving when I have family here I should trace everyones hands, just in case I decide to do another hand piece. Yours is looking good.

Vivien Zepf said...

Wow! You've been busy. All your projects look great.

Sarah said...

I LOVE Santa! He is a lot of work, but he's worth it! Great cushions too, that border and background fabric is so nice.