Sunday, November 30, 2008

Polka Dots and Rick Rack Gift and a bit of sewing

Hi there, blogland! I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving day. Thanksgiving is wonderful because it reminds us all of the blessings in our lives. I am just so blessed by family and friends that I could do a whole post about it, but instead I am going to write about a blessing I received in the mail from my polka dots and rick rack partner, Susan. Look at all of these great polka dotty goodies!

Isn't Susan just too sweet? You all know how I love aprons, LOVE THEM! Isn't that just the cutest apron? And check out the pin, isn't that a great idea?

It is too cute. I have already been prancing around the house in it. Thanks so much, Susan! It was such a fun swap. Susan's family is in need of some mighty prayer warrior's and I know some of you are up to the task, so please head on over to her blog. I certainly wish healing for her husband and comfort to them both.
I did a bit of shopping this weekend, did you? Nuts, I tell you. I am officially DONE with my Christmas shopping. Hark, I hear a choir in the background! I also finished the binding on my mom's quilt she made in August. She has been really busy lately, so I figured I would just finish it. We also made a dozen cookie mix jars. Someone in a previous post asked what recipe I was using. We made 6 M & M bar cookie jars and 6 sand brownie jars both out of a cookbook I own.

I have not been doing much sewing. I guess I am in a bit of a rut. I have lots of projects started and none to really report on except for these tissue holders I made for my girlfriend's purses.

Aren't they cute? On my to do list: 3 charm bags for buddy's teachers, 2 more sets of holiday towels, finish my Christmas quilt and send it off to the quilter, 2 different kinds of bags for myself, sash my cottages together, and finish my NYB. It is a long list, this is why I am in a rut I think. Realistically I would like done before Christmas the 2 towel sets, the 3 bags, and perhaps one for myself. I can work on my quilt over break, and the rest can wait.

On a closing note, a few posts ago someone left me a message about my swimming monkeys quilt (Just monkeying Around) and wondered what pattern I used. However, this person didn't leave me anyway to contact them! If you are still out there reader, you should know that it was a pattern from PS I Love You and I bought the book at JoAnns.


Susan @ Blackberry Creek said...

I'm so glad you're enjoying your polka dot goodies. I really did enjoy making the apron and pin. Thanks so much for posting our prayer request. The prayers are piling up, and we need about a gazillion more. Each one is a blessing to us. Thanks again.

Unknown said...


I asked you about the quilt, sorry, I thought I put my contact details in! Its a stunning quilt!

Thanks so much for letting me know, Im off to Amazon to look for the book

Erin in Australia :)

Cheryl said...

Great Polka Dot goodness there!!! Cute apron.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Great swap goodies!! Love the apron especially.

Dawn said...

What a sweet, yummy haul of polka dots goodies! The apron -- along with that adorable flower pin -- are so cute! We'd love to see you prancing around in it....*grin*

Looks as if you are going to be mighty busy until Christmas -- & your projects look great! Hang in there. Even if you don't finish everything -- you are SUCH a blessing to your family & friends that in the end that's all that matters ---> family time @ Christmas time.

Thimbleanna said...

You're finished with your Christmas shopping??? Wow! Well, at least I can be consoled in the fact that you still have some sewing projects to finish LOL! Love the swap package you recieved -- that apron is adorable! said...

I just tagged you! Love your blog! Hugs, Mary

antique quilter said...

really cute tissue holders, putting the rick rack on these makes them so adorable!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Great gifts from Susan. She is so very nice. Love the apron.
And did you say your DONE with the shopping already??? Lucky you.

Unknown said...

What a cute apron Kris, just in time for baking Christmas cookies. I love the embroidered towels you made!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Love the gifties from Susan. She did a great job. That apron is too cute.