Christmas 2009


So, I decided that it would be more economical for my single income family to make everyone’s Christmas presents. This was a large undertaking, especially for a procrastinator.  I don’t think I slept at all the night of Dec. 23 or Dec. 24, and I still didn’t finish everything on time. Here are some of the projects I did that year.

For my sister and her fiance I made a couple different sets of placemats and coordinating napkins.



I also made this bag for my sister. We were calling it her “One Fine Day” bag. (From the movie…the main character has one of those bags that has everything you might ever need.) She was moving to Manhattan after the wedding and needed such a bag.


And for my future brother-in-law I made this blanket…for all their picnics in Central Park.  I didn’t take pictures of them, but this has little pockets on each corner to put rocks in.  The rocks will then hold the blanket in place while you frolic in the Park.  And look they actually used it!  (You can see the “One Fine Day” bag in the picture too.)


And finally, I made some napkins and placemats for my mother too.


I started a couple projects that I just didn’t have the time/energy to finish…one was a Super Mario quilt for my brother-in-law.

Here it is as a work in progress…

And here it is complete…several months later, but complete nonetheless!


And I made a cute lunch bag and reusable snack bags for my mother-in-law, but apparently took nary a picture of them, so you will just have to believe me.

Lessons learned from Christmas 2009 sewing…don’t procrastinate!  I am still working on applying this lesson, but I’m getting better!

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