Tuesday, December 3, 2013

WIP Wednesday and A Lovely Year of Finishes December Goal

I have been making some progress, but not as much as I would like, on my handmade xmas presents.  On the bright side, I am basically done with all of my xmas shopping.  All the presents for my neices and nephews have been purchased and are already on their way across the country.

What I have been working are etsy orders.  I have been very pleasantly surprised by the orders that have come in and have been working late into the night to get them all finished as a majority have been custom orders.  Here are pics of some of the orders I have finished...

Here is a group of cathedral window pincushions made using some fabrics from Scrumptious with some Ruby and Marmalade (all from Bonnie and Camille for Moda) thrown in.  I love the Scrumptious line and how well it looks with the other lines.  I even made a Christmas Bonnie and Camille pincushion.

Next are a set of stockings for some cute kitties.  I love the fabric and how the hand embroidery adds a little special touch.

Finally, a combo thread catcher and cathedral window pincushion using some Summersville and Sew Stitchy. (The houses are upside down in the photo because of how the set is positioned, but in use they are the correct side up)

Status for my handmade xmas items:

Sweetwater Quilt for my Dad - Using Noteworthy, the top finished with borders, the quilt is basted and I have begun quilting it using rows of loops.  This is my December Goal for a Lovely Year of Finishes. (I had a total fail last month where I actually finished my goal early but with the holiday weekend I totally forgot to link it up).

Grandma Peg's Quilt - Top finished and ready for quilting.  Pattern (will be offered for free on craftsy) is almost written. 

Folded Star Wall Hanging for my Sister - no progress yet

Fabric Baskets for Teachers - no progress yet

Christmas Runner for my Mom - Top finished, working on piecing the back to make a dual sided runner.

Linking up to WIP at Freshly Pieced, Quilt Art DesignsI Have To Say, Blossom Heart Quilts, Quilt Story Fabric Tuesday, and A Lovely Year of Finishes.




  1. Love your pincushions! I've yet to make one of those. Someday...
    I think your quilt for your dad is coming along nicely! I just finished a top in the same fabric over the weekend (PS - It's Noteworthy, not Hometown). I think it's going to make a fantastic gift!

  2. Love all of those beautiful pincushions! The threadcatcher & pincushion combo is lovely too. Well done!

  3. ooh i love that summersville pincushion and the sweetwater quilt. gorgeous!

  4. Oh my goodness, those pin cushions are lovely! Would you like my address?? LOL :)

  5. The pin cushions are so cute and you are moving right along on the Christmas gifts, I'm sure you'll finish in time! I did notice you mentioned "hand embroidery" oh my...you are hand embroidering and I'm hand-appliqueing (needle-turned no less) what's this world coming to?

  6. All your projects right now are really cute, and I can't wait to see the noteworthy quilt.

  7. I saved the picture of your blue cathedral window pincushion and thread catcher....so on my list. Merry Christmas. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  8. I LOVE your pincushions!! Those fabrics are fantastic.
    Thanks for the link-up. Hope we see your work again.

  9. Pretty projects. I like the quilt for dad the most. Lovely.

  10. Such lovely project. I love all the pincushions, but the blue on is my favourite :)


  11. Congrats on all the orders coming in! Love the stockings best!

  12. Look at you!!! Awesome finishes, thanks for linking up!! Glad to have found your blog :)


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