This has been a very busy year. I have learned many lessons. This year I took on more then I could chew in the crafting business. I feel like I sewed so much for others that I could not do for myself. From outfits to items and quilts. I made the 3 memory quilts from the previous post and another for a friend in high schools mother. These are very time consuming but give me such joy! I have learned a new method of quilting and used material that I have never used before. I have sewn up new objects as gifts. I have decided that next year I will work on Christmas all year. I will not have to wait to the last minute to do for myself.
Here is the quilt I made for my friend Melissa's mom. It has a Rayon Scarf, flannel baby blanket and 2 t-shirts in it. I boardered it out in a paisley brown fabric. I used a cream Damask fabric to bind it and a red flowered backing. The fabrics I used blended with the colors in the shirts. I was really surprised how the Rayon scarf held to the stabilizer. I just wonder how it will hold up in future.
I have really learned this holiday, that even though making for other makes me happy that I must take care of my own first. A change for next year. A way for me to remember the reason for the season. Her is to a difference in 2014!!