Monday, November 30, 2015

December 2015 Goals

The last month of the "Keeping it Simple" year and I am keeping it simple.  


Last year it was baby's First Christmas stocking, so this year I need to make Miss Cutie Potooie a selfie bag like I made her brothers.  You can find the free pattern HERE.  The only thing I changed is rather than the drawstring feature (which is simple to do - the pattern directions are super), I take a sneaker lace and just fold in half and catch it in the side seam.  Then it can be wrapped around the bag and tied.  


And I need to clear my mantel so I can start decorating.  So the last two minis need removal for their finishing.

That's it!  Simple!  I will have those bindings to do (and maybe I'll get interested in those dang orange peels) for Slow Sunday Stitching.  There is a break from 'Let's Book It' - I have already picked out my first project for the New Year.  My SIL even finished up her last project yesterday, so her sewing area has been cleaned and packed up.


I am in the Santa Sack Swap again ( have joined every year) and my package of goodies arrived and she has hers (totally forgot to take photos).  That's why I need to decorate - want to set these out.  I have many lovelies from past swaps for the season and they need to come out of storage, too.

Our Quilt Guild party will be a fun self time this month and I do have an Executive meeting for Hall of Fame (will do some Christmas shopping on this trip).

I really put the blinders on all the cyber sales - BUT,,,,, I did finally break and just couldn't pass up 60% off (and found a code for an extra 20%) quilt kits at Connecting Threads and to fill in thread needs for the New Year.

AND WISHES
well just for fun


Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

11 comments:

  1. Hi Sharon oh those Xmas bags are so cute and I love this time of the year,oh lots of lovely goodies for you to unwrap soon,I love Chezs Santa sack swap xx

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  2. Busy, busy, busy! Keep It Simple....my motto, not just for the year, but always!

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  3. Good for you, keeping it simple straight through December which is anything but simple. Maybe you'll find time to just play :)

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  4. I love that 12 days list! My favorite is your pineapple....I did not get one done. there is always next year. Your gift bags make perfect gifts.

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  5. Thanks for the 12 Days of Quilters Christmas funny. I printed it out for the quilt guild Christmas party, that will be at my house next week (why I've been cleaning, not stitching). Oh yea, with 2 dogs, I find dog fur as soon as I quit vacuuming. Never ending cleaning around here.

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  6. It's pretty hard to resist those cyber sale deals. I've been needing to replace a rather expensive gel mat in my kitchen (easier on feet and knees). I checked the website on Friday and found a site-wide 25% off sale! Whoa! Then I started looking at some of the fabric sites, and found a perfect back for my Gingerbread Square. Now my question...what is a "selfie bag"? I like your shoelace idea.

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  7. Cute 12 Days of de-Quilters Christmas! Sweet little totes. Thanks for the pattern link. I've saved it : )

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  8. Can't wait to see what your SSS sent you! My trees go up this weekend so I'll test having my sack under the tree - must keep an eye on Z while we test it...
    I resisted all the cyber sales but I did buy myself a 2.5" square ruler on sale at Joanne's and it's been used extensively already so it was well worth it.

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  9. Sounds like a good plan for the month. Happy stitching.

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  10. Those bags are sew cute and fun.

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