It's just that life has been so busy this past year so I've not had the time to post on my second (i.e., Christmas) blog.
But I wanted do a "show and tell" about my sewing here since it relates to Christmas.
I've bought a new sewing/embroidering machine over a year ago (Janome Horizon Memory Craft 12000) and I've been taking several classes the last year at my sewing store to learn all about this amazing new sewing/embroidery machine.
Lately I'm having a blast at our sewing store's "Christmas in July" classes!
First we appliquéd Christmas Trees on to a white background to create a rustic pillow cover.
I embellished the pillow cover with ribbons, red piping and an embroidered "Merry Christmas".
I glued on a small red pom pom for Santa's nose and added a ribbon.
In the next session we got to use different speciality feet to sew up this cute Santa Claus stocking.
The Christmas Tree Hugger Pillow Cover!
It was my first time ever sewing on sequins, piping and also heat setting tiny jewel beads with a tiny heat gun.
Two Christmas projects finished!
Do you have any "Christmas in July" projects?
Hopefully my next posting will be quicker than the last one.
I'm hosting BUNCO next week so I have been busy cleaning and de-cluttering our kitchen and family room. This is the first BUNCO I've hosted without Merry Maids cleaning for me.
I have put away the Valentine's decorations and put out Easter decorations. Since Easter is this month I decided not to decorate for St. Patrick's this year.
I think we all are longing for Spring to arrive. I know I am tired of all the drab browns.
I bought these cute mugs and stuffed chick and bunny at our grocery store.
I made the EASTER and SPRING banners.
Yesterday I went to Michaels and picked up my party plates and napkins for Bunco in pretty spring colors.
And while there I found this adorable white fur bunny that reminds me of the White Rabbit in Alice in Wonderland. It may just become my center piece.
And yesterday I washed all my teacups and polished the teacup shelves. I noticed our fairly new dishwasher had a china setting and a top shelf setting so I put most of the teacups and saucers in there... carefully placing them so they didn't touch at all. That saved me time with just a few smaller ones to hand wash. Today I have the oven set to self clean. OMG I love self cleaning ovens.
Last night I watched The Bachelor finale. I think Sean was one of the nicest bachelors ever! Catherine and Sean make a beautiful couple and I hope their love will last. They announced their wedding will be televised.
My crocheting has been put on hold while I'm preparing for Bunco.
I miss it.
I'm stuck on this round...errrr. My stitch count is probably incorrect in the previous round or something.