I'm not sure why I wait until the last month before Christmas to begin working on some gifts. Earlier in the year I did complete two, but here I am this past week deciding I need two more.
My guild has a Christmas dinner the second Tuesday in December. The exchange gift is a $10 item. Well a gift certificate for JoAnn's seems rather plain and boring, so I made this little Christmas card holder to put it in. all the fabric was in my stash, so there was no extra cost there. I got the pattern on the internet for free. It is so cute I should make one for myself.
The second gift I decided I wanted to work with some of my newer fall fabric stash. I found a pattern that originally was done in Oriental fabric, but though this might work as well.
I still have the circles to appliqué and the other three sides to add their pieced borders than quilt it with some sort of leaf design and bind. I like it and think it will finish up nicely.
My daughter's Africian tortious believes her chickens are getting much too much attention on my blog lately. Her name is Morty, a rather masculine name for a lady. No one knew she was a girl until my daughter took her to the vet for a check up. However, the name stuck. She weighs about 70 or 80 pounds now, and is an excellent lawn mower. However, she has gotten into the vegetable garden now and again and cucumbers and squashes were on her menu.