Sunday, November 14, 2010

Saturday Sewing Report

So, I did manage a bit of sewing on Saturday.  I have a couple of finished items to show and then a couple of things that just need finishing.

First, I personalized and sewed a very cute snowman pillowcase for a friend of ours who has a December birthday.  Of course, I wasn't pleased with that puckering around the embroidery...any tips?  I had a tear away stabilizer on the backside.  This photo makes it look red, but it is a very cheery, bright pink.

Then, I finished the binding on this table runner.  I am quite pleased with this.

Sorry no pictures, but I did manage to get that scrappy border on that square table topper, quilted it, and sewed the binding on the top.  I hope to get the hand-work done this week to show you.  I was very pleased with it.  Also, I cute out the pieces for 2 coupon clutches that I want to make.  I hope to do a bit of sewing on those today perhaps.

Have I mentioned that I am done Christmas shopping?  Yessirree!


Michelle said...

Is that Glace? It's very pretty!

DONE with Christmas shopping?!?!?! I love it! lol!

Anonymous said...

Your runner is so pretty!!!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Beautiful table runner!
Finished with your Christmas shopping! Good for you Kris!

Allie said...

Love the pillowcase, very cheery! Sometimes I use two pieces of tear-away, one going one way and the other piece going the other way. It seems to add a bit more stabilization. Do you do a baste around the design first? That can help too.

Your tablerunner is GORGEOUS! Excellent job! And congrats on finishing your Christmas shopping, I've almost started, lol!

Angie said...

I love the runner and the pillowcase! I should make my kiddos a pillowcase like that.

Thank you for visiting my blog. :0) I love your pictures at the top of your blog.....nice work!


John'aLee said...

Those are both sooo cute!

Gina said...

Great makes. Can't help you with the puckering issue I'm sorry

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Thimbleanna said...

Holy Cow -- you're done??? I've barely started -- can I send you my list LOL? Great finishes!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Nice finishes! I have no advice on the puckering as I get puckers too. I have decided to embrace the puckers and use them as a design element. LOL!! I totally love the fabric you used in the pillowcase. That table runner... what pattern is it? It looks familiar and I'm sure it's in one of the books I have. We went out Saturday night and made a good dent in our Christmas shopping list. I even wrapped all of Amelia's gifts so far. I've NEVER been this organized with Christmas. EVER!

Strlady said...

You are done Xmas shopping!! That's disgusting! LOL! I'm so darn jealous!! Sorry, no suggestions on the puckering butt high praise on the crafty weekend!

Sinta Renee said...

I love new pillow cases for winter! Your table runner is beautiful! But really, do you have to be so efficient? Christmas shopping done? Pleeeese! hehe