Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Applique: Goodbye to All That

Last night was my last applique class. Sniff! What will we have to talk about on Mondays and Tuesdays from now on? I'm sure we'll think of something; especially now that I can sew! Maybe I'll start finishing some of those 78 projects, and I'll be able to show you those.

The teacher asked if we will be in the class next semester, and I think I shall. I'm going to need help finishing this silly overnight case--last night, I started step 3: make cording. I cut and started sewing the bias binding. There are about twelveteen more steps, and I'm not sure I've got the fortitude.

I did manage to finish this for my dad, the beer wholesaler:

And this for my MIL:

It's an eyeglass case made from felted wool sweaters. But it didn't come out nearly as cute as Betz White's stuff. It did only cost about $4. And I made it with love...

Just in case you are keeping score, all the presents showed up: Cariboo for the little one and two Gryffendor hats and scarves for the Potter-crazed nephews. (Yeah, I paid a lot but I couldn't have whipped those up in 3 weeks.) So I'll be going away soon, but I'll try to stay in touch. I mean, it's only England. I think they even have the internet.


Lee said...

Oh my! Have a wonderful trip and I can't wait to hear all about it!

Lee said...

But I forgot to mention the great gifties! Love the Beer! Terrific charms, too. And that's a neat eyeglass case. I'm sure she'll like it. And now you'd better be packing...

Kathryn said...

Safe travels. At least you aren't traveling around the 25th. Bring an umbrella. At least in London, it's raining.

# Tonight: Windy. Partly cloudy skies early giving way to light rain overnight. Low 57F. Winds SW at 25 to 35 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
# Tomorrow: Cloudy and windy with light rain in the morning...then becoming partly cloudy. High 58F. Winds WSW at 25 to 35 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
# Tomorrow night: Windy with a few clouds from time to time. Low 49F. Winds WSW at 15 to 25 mph.
# Thursday: Windy with rain likely. High 61F. Winds SW at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
# Friday: A few morning showers. Highs in the low 50s and lows in the low 40s.
# Saturday: Mainly cloudy and rainy. Highs in the upper 40s and lows in the low 40s.

Nic said...

Yes, we have the internet :o)

We've also got lots of rain, so when you're packing, remember the waterproofs!

Have a good trip!

Barbara said...

LOL! I think you'll survive the wilds of England. ;)

Love your glasses case - I want one, too! I'll have to check it out and see if I'm coordinated enough to give it a try. ;)

Anonymous said...

Have a safe and jolly trip!


Anna van Schurman said...

Thanks for giving us the weather report. I know that we are two (certified) smart people but it didn't occur to either of us to check the weather. Two dufuses!

C in DC said...

I'm so jealous. I *loved* the two Decembers we spent in London. I hope you have the opportunity to walk down Oxford and Regent Streets and enjoy the bustle.

Your beer sign looks fab. Hope your dad likes it.

tkdchick said...

That beer piece for your Dad is just too fun!

Susan said...

I really like the glasses case for your MIL!