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Monday, December 30, 2019


It has been a year!  I made 5 of the tummy time quilts and gifted them to a new granddaughter born in May, new grandson born in July, new great niece born in September, 2-year-old grandson for Christmas, and new-to-me 3-year old granddaughter for Christmas.  I have 2 others completed, 2 pinned and ready to quilt and one top that needs pinning and quilting.
Besides the pink and red Minky backing, I used pale green, turquoise and gray.  I love the dot Minky!

I also made a quilt similar to the tummy time quilts, but for an adult who is a friend of my youngest daughter.  I also made her a purse with some extra squares I had cut.
She likes purple and I couldn't find dot Minky in purple, so her Minky had more of a corduroy texture.

I made a big boy quilt for my 2-year-old grandson and he loves it!

I made some stuffies for 3 of my grands from a panel.

Newest grandson does like chewing on the giraffe's legs and nose, so that's a win for me!  The zebra and elephant went to my granddaughters who lost their father on the 19th of December.  Because I am the sole care-giver for my father, I cannot travel to be with them now, as I would like!  Twelve and six is way too young to lose their father!

I also made table toppers for the 2 ladies who come weekly to see my dad for hospice, a candle mat for a girlfriend (she was actually at my first birthday party and we have been friends forever), and for a dear friend in England I made a reversible table runner.

The table runner has to be the most difficult pattern I have ever made!  Every single seam was ripped out at least once and I had to go back to the fabric store twice because I messed up the cutting!!  She has lots of red in her home so I hope she can use the red side most of the year and the red and green side at Christmas - she always decorates her home so nicely at Christmas!

I'm going to try the table runner pattern again, because it is so cool that it twists at the end to make it a braid!!

Not a ton of stitching or quilting, but certainly more than the prior year.  I joined a few hops that that helped me by having a deadline to get something done!!  I'm trying new things in the coming year...3-D stuff is so hard for me, but I want to do it (and do it well), so I'll keep trying.  Perhaps the next stuffies won't be bowlegged!!

May 2020 be the year of enough for us all.

Blessings and thank you for reading my blog/diary, and for commenting!!  I really appreciate the friendships I have found through blogging!


The Joyful Quilter said...

SEW many gifts!! What a great way to share the love.

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

I think your mojo is coming back!!! Nice finishes!!

Susan said...

Bowlegged stuffies are just pretending to be cowboys. =) They are as cute as any straight-legged stuffies! You did get quite a bit done this year - less softball, maybe. More need, maybe. This is a nice total sum.

Susie said...

I think all the things you made are lovely and I do so love my table runner and am just waiting for the Christmas decorations to go and I can put it on my table. I was meaning to ask how you manager the wonderful curvy shape it is so unusual but looks stunning.

I hope the new year brings more time for sewing and you have a great year.

Hugs & Love
Susie xx