Thursday, November 18, 2010

Making Things Happen

Manly scarf, free pattern--can't find it.
Lion Brand Vanna's Choice, taupe
Yesterday at quilting class I was bragging about how I make all my Christmas presents (except for the ones I buy at the last minute, right?) and someone asked how many I have finished. Many moons ago I wrote that I had to make something every four days. I'm pretty sure you know how that went. When I got home, I made a list of all my peeps and crossed out the ones that I've completed. Of the 24 names on the list, I've crossed out two. Why did I think I was doing so well?

Not as wonky as it looks.
Pattern from the Village at Chelsea Lane.
(I know why. Even though I am finished with two, I have eight more that I am nearly done. Add in one that I am buying (my cousin-I-never-talk-about gets gift cards because she's down on her luck) and I'm almost halfway done. Next weekend, the dude will be playing in a chess tournament, so I should be able to whip out four or five more. Also, I am a cockeyed optimist.)

I still don't know what I'm making for my dad, but Sew, Mama, Sew is doing their Handmade Holiday round-up again and they've gotten round to men.
Restitched that black lining three times.
Charming.

5 comments:

staci said...

Awesome! Sounds like you are right on top of things!!!

Miss Quoted said...

I love the bag! It really came out well. I tried to cross stitch all my gifts this year, I won't finish - but I really made an effort. Next year, I shorten the list!

KarenV said...

Your bag turned out great!

Alice said...

You'll get there. 24 handmade gifts... wow. Well, except for the gift card. You certainly have me beat!

C in DC said...

Wow. That's a great bag. Cute scarf too. I've just about given up on making anything handmade every again. Sigh...