Thursday, December 10, 2009

Christmas Stitching

Thanks for the compliments on the make-up bag.  I did draft the pattern myself, just using the measurements from the original bag and adjusting them for the requested change.  I find that I really kind of like the process of trying to copy something as closely as possible.

Awhile ago I saw someone (on a blog) wrap a tea towel and dish cloth around a wooden spoon and tie it up with a ribbon.  Viola!  A great gift.  I liked this idea and decided to use it this Christmas.  Unfortunately, I can't find the blog where I saw it.  And I've really searched because I can't get mine to look very good tied around the spoon.

Anyway, these will be gifts for school and Sunday school teachers, babysitters, etc.

Dish cloth pattern: Garter Stitch Lace Facecloth

Dish cloth pattern: Lacy Picot Swirl Cloth

Dish cloth pattern: Lion Brand Lion Cotton Dish Cloth

Dish cloth pattern: Diagonal Knit Dish Cloth

Dish cloth pattern: Lace Zig Zag Dishcloth Pattern

All of the embroidery designs are from except for the "Java" one.  It is from a Savvy Stitches package of embroidery transfers that I purchased from

I thought this one was my favorite until I did these two little chicks.  I really like them.

I just finished fixing three jackets for a friend.  Two needed zippers replaced and one needed a new button loop.  I wasn't excited about doing it (the zippers), but once I started, it wasn't as bad as I had feared.  Now I'm done and moving on to a new dress for my daughter.


  1. Hi, I was searching for sewing projects for my MOPS group and found your blog. I made this one a while ago and it is cute, but a little different.

    Rachael -

  2. I LOVE these little sets! You sound like a very sweet, giving person. I am sure the recipients of these gifts with very much enjoy them.

  3. These gifts are all so very nice and extra special because you made them and I'm sure the recipient will just love them.

  4. You truly are talented! I am very impressed!