Sunday, December 10, 2006

Checking them off ...

Two of the last three Christmas gift projects are well underway. I have only to stitch the binding down on the 'bar' runner for our friends, so I'll finish that tonight while watching TV. I'm also working on the Christmas placemats you can just see in the background there. I'm making eight of them, and I'll give four to my SIL and her husband, and four to my brother and his wife, in addition to some other gifties. Maybe in future years I'll add to their collection. I have a LOT of the Xmas print fabric.

I decided earlier this month that the Atlantic Jewels quilt I was making could be a gift for my Mum for Xmas, so I just need to quilt it up for her.

This is the first item to be placed under the tree, but it won't stay there too long. This is a little giftie for Amy's school teacher. My standard mug mat and cute mug. I had plans to perhaps make her a holly table runner, but I just can't face all that machine blanket stitch again, so maybe next year ... although next year her teacher is a man, so I may have to think differently.

Yesterday afternoon I made myseslf a quick coffee and settled in by the laptop to have a quick read of a few blogs. I logged into bloglines and horrors, it indicated I had over 300 new feeds to have a look at! OMG, my mind was reeling as to how I'd get thru that many, but soon discovered a whole lot of blogs had been refreshed, so they were at 25 posts. Thank heavens. I knew I was a little behind on my reading, but that would have been a new low for me!

Well now ... I'm off to play with Bernie for a little, we've got some placemats to put together. Have a great day!

11 comments:

ForestJane said...

I am glad that wasn't just me... I had 650+ unread posts on bloglines when I checked in this evening. Wwwhew!

I went back to look at the quilt you're giving your mom, and she's a very lucky woman. :)

Susan said...

What wonderful runners! I can see the meandering so clearly, and it looks great! Love the packaging on the mug and mat. Next year's teacher, man or not, will still have a table that needs decorating. =)

Hedgehog said...

Love all your Christmas projects. I think I'm going to stock up on some xmas fabric when I'm in the US in February - for next year's gifts! Bloglines has been showing huge numbers all weekend for me, too.

Screen Door said...

I love the table runner, you're on the ball!! Lucky teacher to get that gift..

Shelina said...

Tazzie, These are beautiful gifts, and so nice of you to give of your time with such unique and beautiful gifts.
I am at 1558 posts. Many of them are posts I have already read, like you said. But many of them are also posts I haven't read that bloglines hadn't been updating. So I'm still going through them slowly but surely.

Sandra said...

Your Christmas sewing is wonderful. The mug, mat and wrapping looks gorgeous - you could sell them at a stall somewhere! I think I'll pinch the idea for teachers too if you don't mind :-)

Ruth said...

All the Christmas sewing looks great, I'm sure the recipients will love their gifts.

Clare said...

Finally managed to catch up with you! Those gifts are lovely and thqt tree is beautiful. It looks huge!

Mary said...

Looks like you are going to be finished well before Christmas. The placemats and runners are pretty - I don't know why I don't think to do smaller projects like these myself.

tami said...

Great job on getting to the end of your Christmas projects. I'm just starting. It has been a hard year for us. Usually by now I have most complete.
I've got you beaton the number of blogs. I signed in this morning and had 1018 unread. The same as you though most only have 1 unread post, but beta is showing them at between 25 and 29.

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

I was thinking about your little mug quilts today when I was looking for a spot to put my hot tea down on... I must, must, must make at least one! Great job on finishing up your Christmas presents.

Cheers!

Evelyn

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