Monday, December 6, 2010

Design Wall Monday December 6

Holy moly this month is getting away from me. I think its time to do a spreadsheet to keep from losing my mind on track with my handmade gifts. On the wall today is Shayla's quilt. All the blocks are pieced and sewn into rows. Only the bottom two rows aren't sewn on. I will finish the rows and add the two borders today .

I stopped downtown at Nancy's Sew and Sew (Waterloo, NY), Friday. It's a tiny little quilt shop, which is perfect for me because it keeps me out of trouble, if you know what I mean. Anyway she had the cutest fabric for kids, so I bought some yardage for a tote bag for my friend's daughter (the smiling daises fabric) and I picked up the farm animal fabric for my grandson Bo. I was going to make a primary color double nine patch here (scroll down), but I love the little farm fabric. EQ here I come.

I wish I had flannel fabric in my stash because the men around here just love the flannel quilts and I  can't get anywhere near them!
The sock knitting is moving right along. I have one pair finished and two pair are half done.
I sure wish I could get motivated to start holiday gift making sooner. I would love to give everyone something I made but I can't even stand to think about it before late October or November.
 How about you? Do you like to make gifts for people and do you give yourself plenty of time to finish?

Tomorrow is my one year blogiversary! I have had a lot of fun and "met" some great fellow quilters. Thanks for stopping by!


Bonnie said...

You are really an early bird ... hate to tell you but it's already Dec. 6th not the 4th. YIKES if you are making Christmas gifts. I'm not this year. Don't know where Mr. Linky is but thought I would visit your blog through your comment. Good idea. Congratulations on one year of blogging. Bonnie in Va.

Charlene S said...

I am making gifts this year and I didn't give myself enough time but that is my usual thing.LOL

Holly said...

Wow thats what you get when you haven't had enough coffee. I could have used the extra two days though! lol

Shellie said...

I love the black and purple quilt. DD2 would love something like that. The kids' fabrics are adorable.

Gari said...

From several years of making Christmas gifts, I start early. I find that if I can have everything made around the beginning of November, I can enjoy the holiday season better. It does not mean that I don't make some last minute gifts but very few. Have a great holiday.