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.
Hi Donnalee! Well, I think that waiting until December to decide we need to make a couple of gifts is the way quilters are wired. What fun would it be without some deadlines looming over our heads?!! Morty is a beautiful colored tortious and I have to agree that the chicks and rooster have gotten a lot of attention. Who even knew that Morty existed?!! Is the circles item for someone, and will it be a table runner? I love all the fabrics you've chosen. ~smile~ Roseanne P.S. Thanks for linking up today!ReplyDelete
Aw, Morty is adorable. I would love to have that kind of housemate.ReplyDelete
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I would be very happy to receive one as a gift. That is a big pet turtle. Thank you for linking up to Put your foot down today.ReplyDelete
Multiple chickens and a tortoise too, any more animals at your daughters home? Perhaps a pony and an alpaca?ReplyDelete
Morty is so cute and photogenic! Thanks for sharing her.ReplyDelete
Thanks also for making my gift holder! In case any of your visitors are interested, they can find the tutorial for the card holder on my blog at http://www.inquiringquilter.com/giftables/2019/11/30/christmas-card-holder Thanks so much for sharing it on Wednesday Wait Loss! I'm thrilled to see your version.
Morty is so sweet! How fun to have a tortoise for a pet. Your Christmas gifts are lovely. I love the Christmas card holder...such a fabulous idea!ReplyDelete
The texture on Morty's shell is amazing!ReplyDelete
Enjoy your hand stitching today!
That is quite a tortoise...amazing!! Your projects are so cute! I often wait until the end, too. Ugh! :)ReplyDelete
I like your projects - and I think we wait until the end of the year... because we have so many other things we want to make too!! Thanks for linking up to Finished or Not Finished Friday too!!!ReplyDelete
You shouldn't apologize for working on a Christmas gift now. You just weren't in the mood before.ReplyDelete
And it looks great!