Friday, December 10, 2010
Some more of the things I've been busy with...
My oldest daughter would have my head if she read my title - you can't end a sentence with the word "with".... and I've almost done it again!
Moving on - I may have mentioned before that I belong to a quilting group on the internet. We have a number of swaps going on at any given time, the latest being an ornament swap. This was my ornament for this year. It's made from craft felt, and the little stocking has jewel-toned metallic floss stars stitched onto it, and the cuff has gold metallic floss French knots. The word "joy" is also done in the gold floss. The stocking is stitched on using my sewing machine's blanket-stitch; the ornament's 2 layers are also stitched together that way.
I've also been quite busy trying to get my Christmas cards made. I deliver our town's weekly newspaper every Wednesday, and every Christmas, I add a Christmas card as it gets closer to the 25th. Last year, I decided that I'd make all 70 cards that I need for my route's customers. I have an ornament-shaped paper punch, so I used it to punch out various different bits of designer paper. I drew a "hanging string" with a fine silver marker, and then glued on the ornaments. A sentiment stamp at the bottom, another one inside, and I'm good to go! Now I'm all ready for the extra 48 hours I asked for, so that I can finish up all my Christmas projects! Here are a few of the cards: