Saturday, January 28, 2012
My lovely and very creative niece Autumn made me this beautiful quilt as a Christmas present this year. She really surprised me with it. I couldn't believe the time and effort that went in to making it and I love it.! I keep it in my Family room and snuggle under it while watching TV. When I am not using it I often find my husband wrapped up in it. She did such a great job and I love everything about it!
Christmas is always really busy around here. I often have much loftier ideas than I actually get around to pulling off and this year was no exception. I am the queen of Christmas stockings and like to give them out to friends and family filled with fun little gifts. This year I had seen a really cute and simple sewing idea online that involved making cute dishcloths by buying white dishtowels and sewing little strips of fabric onto them. I really am not much of a seamstress. I made a few Halloween costumes for Becky when she was a kid but I always found the experience very frustrating, and there was usually a lot of swear words flying. So in the interest of raising a sweet little girl most of my sewing ambitions were put on hold. But Becky is all grown up now and turned out pretty good so I have recently purchased a new sewing machine and I hope to be a little creative with it.
Alas, as so many Christmas inspirations go, although I purchased the dishtowels and the fabric, I never got around to finishing the project. The stockings got filled, but just with other things that did not require my making them! So today I was organizing some of my craft supplies and I found the bag with the fabric I had purchased to make the dishtowels.
And my first thought was THANK GOD I didn't get around to making those dish towels after all! I mean, really, she would have given me the beautiful quilt that took hours and hours to make...and I would have so proudly given her my little dish towels with the no doubt crooked square of fabric sewn on in a matter of minutes! Made from the exact same fabric! Ah the humiliation! Score one for procrastination!